Thursday night, former Capital Justin Williams scored his first goal in his second tour with the Carolina Hurricanes. It only took five regular season games for him to do so.
Stick’s tally came 1:09 into the third period, giving the Carolina Hurricanes a 2-0 lead over the Calgary Flames. Williams’ snipe would end up being the game-winning goal.
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The power-play tally was made possible by a heads up pass by Jeff Skinner to find Williams alone in the right circle.
Williams buried the shot past a diving Mike Smith.
It was Williams’ 82nd career goal for the Carolina franchise. The 36-year-old now has five points in five games.
“We’re trying to get better every game and we’re a team that’s trying to make that next step from being a non-playoff team to playoff team to contender,” Williams said after the game.
With their 2-1 over the Flames, the Hurricanes are doing just that. Carolina (3-1-1) has now tied their best five-game start since relocating in 1997 (Carolina also started 3-1-1 in 2007-08 and 2008-09). They sit fifth in the Metropolitan Division with two games in hand on all four teams ahead of them.
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