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Associated Press, Published March 17 2012

Three third-period goals lead Hurricanes past Minnesota

ST. PAUL – Tim Brent and Brandon Sutter scored in a 48-second span of the third period Saturday and the Carolina Hurricanes rallied past the Minnesota Wild 5-3.

Drayson Bowman scored twice and recorded an assist for the Hurricanes. Goaltender Brian Boucher made 21 saves and recorded his first win of the season.

Kyle Brodziak had a goal and two assists for Minnesota. Nick Johnson and Erik Christensen also scored for the Wild, who have lost eight of nine games.

Carolina 1 1 3–5

Minnesota 1 2 0–3

First period: 1, Carolina, Bowman 4, 1:02. 2, Minnesota, Brodziak 18 (Kampfer, Gilbert), 7:08.

Second period: 3, Minnesota, Johnson 7 (Brodziak, Scandella), 12:33. 4, Minnesota, Christensen 4 (Brodziak, Clutterbuck), 15:24 (pp). 5, Carolina, Bowman 5 (Bra.Sutter, Stewart), 17:14.

Third period: 6, Carolina, Bra.Sutter 15 (Bowman), 7:16. 7, Carolina, Brent 11 (E.Staal, Tlusty), 8:04. 8, Carolina, LaRose 16 (Jokinen), 18:45 (en).

Shots on Goal – Carolina 8-11-15 – 34. Minnesota 4-10-12 – 26.

Goalies: Carolina, Boucher 1-4-1 (26 shots-23 saves). Minnesota, Hackett 3-5-0 (33-29).

A – 18,394 (18,064). T – 2:23.