March 6, 2009
NHL: Carolina 6, Calgary 1
Ray Whitney scored Carolina's first and last goals Friday night as part of his third NHL career hat trick, boosting the Hurricanes to a 6-1 win over Calgary.
All three Whitney goals came on the power play, helping Carolina win for the sixth time in eight games. Cam Ward got the victory with 21 saves.
Jarome Iginla ended Ward's bid for a shutout with 3:49 to play in the game. Carolina is one point out of a playoff position in the Eastern Conference.
Curtis McElhinney allowed all six goals on 33 shots.