Teravainen hat trick sparks Hurricanes past Stars

Ruben Hill
November 14, 2017

The new collection came courtesy of his first National Hockey League hat trick, his three goals powering the Canes to a 5-1 win over the Dallas Stars. Carolina defeated the Dallas Stars 5-1.

Teravainen's second goal, just over four minutes later, was another shot from far out that hit Dallas defenseman John Klingberg's stick and deflected past Bishop (23 saves) for a 3-1 lead. He got three points on the night, with one goal and two assists. Tyler Seguin collected a rebound of a Benn shot, took the puck behind the net and fed Alexander Radulov in the right circle for the goal.

After the game, Teravainen said, "I'm more like passer, I'm not a gaol scorer".

"I tried to be positive and just go and make plays, just not think about it too much", Aho said of his goal drought, which almost mirrored his start last season when he didn't score until his 14th game.

Teravainen scored all three goals in the third period after Sebastian Aho scored his first of the season in the first period to energize the Canes.

Later, strong forechecking by center Jordan Staal and Aho along the wall resulted in Teravainen getting an open shot from the slot.

"First of all it was a great play by [Teravainen], then Jordan made a great pass, and my first goal, it feels pretty good", Aho said. "He doesn't have a lot of games in the league to be a go-to guy, but I see his game maturing in that he's really learning when to live to fight another day with the puck".

Esa Lindell, Klingberg's partner, fell while closing out Staal, and Aho was alone in front of the net. Ben Bishop did not have as much success for the Stars.

"It was good for him to get one", head coach Bill Peters said about Aho. "He has been playing well so you knew it was going to come". Hopefully now everything returns to normal. "That thing went in and I don't know who was happier, more collectively on the bench or himself".

The Stars tied the score 1-1 on an abbreviated power play after a hooking penalty by Carolina forward Justin Williams.

Aho, who scored 24 goals as a rookie last season for Carolina, notched his first of the season 8:07 into the game after going 15 games without a goal.

Teravainen ripped a shot from the point that beat Bishop midway through the man advantage, to put the Canes up 2-1 and end a home power play drought that dated back to October 29.

In third, Teravainen let a shot fly from the left wing as Elias Lindholm screened Bishop on the power play. Lindholm was camped in the crease in front of Bishop, completely shielding the puck from the Stars goaltender who saw it too late.

"It's been a struggle with the power play lately, we haven't scored that many goals", Teravainen said. Yet, that goal for Skinner just added more fuel to the flame. Tervainen notched the first hat trick of the season for the Canes, part of a four point effort. "I thought they got a couple bounces but, at the same time, we have to make sure we're locking it up defensively, and we didn't do that".

"He was on fire today", Aho said. "I'm not saying the flood gates are going to open but you know he's going to score, and he's going to get in around that 20, 25 mark again". With a five-game point streak and some goals finally coming for the Hurricanes, Peters likes where his team is at.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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