Panthers go to OT for 4th straight game, fall at home to Hurricanes in G Samuel Montembeault’s NHL debut
Aho tipped in the puck from the edge of the crease for his team-leading 27th goal.
The Panthers played their third consecutive overtime game, and they’ve lost each one — with the first two going to a shootout.
Borgstrom broke a 2-2 tie with his second goal. Jamie McGinn passed from behind the net out to Borgstrom in front. Borgstrom fired a shot past Mrazek at 5:32 of the third.
Pesce tied it 3-all when he backhanded a loose puck from in front into the net at 8:19.
The Hurricanes got to Montembeault early, scoring two goals on the first three shots.
McGinn put the Hurricanes ahead 1-0 after he stole the puck away from defenseman Keith Yandle and fired a shot past Montembeault 1:26 in.
McKegg made the score 2-0 when his shot from in front beat the young goalie on the stick side at 2:05.
Borgstrom’s shot from the left circle went high into the net at 5:01 to close the score to 2-1.
Pysyk got the puck off the faceoff and wristed a shot past Mrazek with 8:10 left in the first to tie the score at 2. The goal was Pysyk’s first of the season.
NOTES: Montembeault, 22, was recalled from AHL Springfield Feb. 27 on an emergency basis. … Hurricanes D Calvin de Haan missed his second game with an upper-body injury.
Hurricanes: At Boston on Tuesday night.
Panthers: Host Ottawa on Sunday night.
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