Martin Necas leads Hurricanes past Sharks 5-4 in overtime
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Martin Necas scored late in regulation and again in overtime, the Carolina Hurricanes topped the San Jose Sharks 5-4 on Friday night.
Necas tied it at 4 when he got his 20th goal of the season with 11.5 seconds left in the third period. Then he beat James Reimer again 55 seconds into overtime.
Sebastian Aho also had two goals for the Hurricanes in their fourth consecutive victory. Andrei Svechnikov assisted on each of Necas' goals.
Calvin de Haan scored for Carolina in the first, and Antti Raanta made 26 stops in his first start since Jan. 7.
Oskar Lindblom, Nick Bonino, Michael Eyssimont and Mario Ferraro scored for San Jose, which has lost four in a row. Reimer stopped 31 shots against one of his former teams.
Bob Sutton, The Associated Press