Smith’s late goal lifts Carolina Hurricanes past Blues 3-2

Carolina Hurricanes

Carolina Hurricanes’ Brady Skjei (76) works against St. Louis Blues’ Ivan Barbashev (49) for the puck during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C., Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – Brendan Smith scored his first goal of the season with 2:57 remaining as the Carolina Hurricanes beat the St. Louis Blues 3-2.

Brady Skjei and Sebastian Aho also scored for the Hurricanes, who avoided a second straight loss after holding a lead in third period.

Andrei Svechnikov and Tony DeAngelo both had two assists.

Alex Lyon had 27 saves in his Carolina debut. Pavel Buchnevich and Vladimir Tarasenko scored for the Blues.

Joel Hofer, playing in his second NHL game, had 21 saves.

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