Fans return to PNC Arena after more than a year as Hurricanes win

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PNC Arena, home of the Carolina Hurricanes (Photo: Ed Clemente / MGN)

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – The Hurricanes scored three times in the third period on their way to a 5-2 win over Detroit Thursday.

The victory sent the first crowd at PNC Arena in more than a year home happy.

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Filip Zadina had the visiting Red Wings ahead a little more than midway through the first period, but they took a penalty shortly after scoring.

It only took the ‘Canes six seconds to convert on the power play as Andrei Svechnikov lasered a wrist shot, beating Jonathan Bernier on his glove side.

Zadina scored again less than eight minutes into the second. He got to a loose puck on the power play and tucked it in the corner. Svechnikov’s brother, Evgeny, picked up an assist on the goal.

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