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Hurricanes beat Avalanche 2-0

Avalanche Hurricanes Hockey
Posted at 6:05 AM, Mar 11, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-11 08:05:57-05

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Ethan Bear scored the game's first goal with 5:40 left and Sebastian Aho added an empty-netter to help the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Colorado Avalanche 2-0 on Thursday night.

Bear collected a loose puck along the boards near the Avalanche bench and fired a long shot that slipped through Darcy Kuemper.

It was the breakthrough moment in a matchup of the league's top two teams in terms of points percentage, and came after the teams had come up empty on a combined 68 shots to that point.

Aho got the empty-netter with 1:32 left off a turnover.

Antti Raanta had 36 saves for his second shutout this season for Carolina.

Kuemper had 35 saves for Colorado.