RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Martin Necas scored late in regulation and again in overtime, and 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.
Eyssimont had three third-period points, including a go-ahead goal with 8:45 remaining. He assisted Ferraro’s empty-net goal.
Aho scored with 1:37 remaining to trim San Jose’s lead to 4-3. He has 20 goals, including a power-play tally 17 seconds into the third.
Aho has five goals in a three-game stretch. Necas regained the team lead in goals when he scored in OT.
Bonino has been hot as well with his ninth of the season 6:50 into the third. He has five goals in his last eight games.
Lindblom scored 15:10 into the first for his fifth goal of the season.
De Haan tied it at 17:33, coming on Carolina’s fifth shot of the game. It was the defenseman’s first goal in 35 games.
Sharks forward Evgeny Svechnikov and Carolina forward Andrei Svechnikov were on the ice for their second matchup of the season. Each team won once.
Defenseman Jacob MacDonald made his Sharks debut after he was acquired from Colorado in a trade on Wednesday. … San Jose’s Steven Lorentz, a former Hurricane, had his first assist since Nov. 11 on his team’s first goal.
Sharks: At Pittsburgh on Saturday.
Hurricanes: Home vs. Boston on Sunday.