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CALGARY, Alberta -- After squandering two big leads already this season, the Carolina Hurricanes were determined not to let this one slip away. Cheap Chicago Blackhawks Jerseys.Victor Rask scored his third goal of the season, Jeff Skinner had a goal and an assist and Noah Hanifin had a career-high three assists to lead the Hurricanes to their first victory of the season, 4-2 over the Calgary Flames on Thursday night.Carolina had started 0-1-2 on a season-opening six-game road trip. In this one, the Hurricanes were up 3-0 before letting the Flames pull within one.Its just part of the process of learning how to win and close out games, Skinner said. They get one late in the second. You dont want to give those up, right when the period ends. They get one there to make it 3-2. We just had to keep our composure and stay tough mentally.Calgarys comeback attempt hit the wall when penalties to Alex Chiasson and Troy Brouwer in the final three minutes put the Flames down two men and the Hurricanes took advantage on Skinners second goal of the season.Skinners five points tied him with Rask and Lee Stempniak for the team lead.With a young team, Carolina coach Bill Peters says its all part of the learning process.Well get better at playing with the lead. Well get better at managing situations as we go. Well learn from each game, he said.Teuvo Teravainen and Viktor Stalberg also scored for Carolina, which won for the first time at the Saddledome in eight tries, dating back to Dec. 12, 2002.Brouwer and Johnny Gaudreau scored for Calgary.Were trying to make plays that arent there and weve got to just make those simple plays, Calgary center Sean Monahan said. It almost feels like were not on the same key. Its not working well right now and weve got to figure it out.Special teams continues to be a point of concern for the Flames. An 0-for-6 night on the power play dropped them to 0 for 19 in their last four games. Carolina went 2 for 8 with the extra man.You cant lose special teams battles in this league or youll lose games, Flames captain Mark Giordano said. Its easy to say but a lot of that is when youre struggling, it comes down to battles and winning those battles and finding ways to get an ugly one.Carolina surged in front 3-0 at 4:55 of the second when Stalberg slipped behind Dougie Hamilton, took a perfect pass from Klas Dahlbeck and beat Brian Elliott on a deke to his backhand.That made it three goals on 13 shots on the Flames new No. 1 goaltender and resulted in a jeer from the agitated home crowd the next time he handled the puck.Acquired in the offseason from St. Louis, Elliott has started the season with three straight losses. After giving up four goals on 32 shots on Thursday he has an .839 save percentage.Its slight breakdowns here and there and it starts with me. Ive got to make a save here and there too, to keep us in it, the 32-year-old said. Its hard coming back in these games when you spot them a couple goals early and youre always coming from behind.Eddie Lack made 24 stops to earn the win for Carolina.Game notes Carolinas six-game road trip to start the season is a result of the North Carolina state fair going on in Raleigh. ... The Flames now begin a difficult stretch in their schedule in which 11 of their next 12 opponents were playoff teams a year ago. ... Former Flames D Jakub Nakladal was among the scratches for Carolina.UP NEXTHurricanes: At Philadelphia on Saturday night in the fifth game of their season-opening six-game road trip.Flames: Host St. Louis on Saturday night in the finale of a three-game homestand. Cheap Minnesota Wild Jerseys .J. -- Marshawn Lynch said Thursday it will be good to get back to football after the Seattle quiet talking running back wrapped up his final mandatory media session of Super Bowl week. Cheap Winnipeg Jets Jerseys . PETERSBURG, Fla. http://www.hockeycheapjerseys.com/columbus-blue-jackets-jerseys/ .C. -- Rodney Hood connected from all over the court while freshman Jabari Parker was busy swatting shots and scoring in transition. TORONTO -- To help Auston Matthews through the first slump of his rookie season, Toronto coach Mike Babcock has turned to Sidney Crosby and Henrik Zetterberg.Matthews piled up six goals and 10 points in his first six games, including a historic four-goal outing in his NHL debut. The 19-year-old Matthews was still tied for second Tuesday among all rookies in scoring (12 points), four points behind Patrik Laine.But Matthews has no goals and two assists in the past nine games and Babcock is using video of Crosby and Zetterberg to do some tweaking with his young star.In one-on-one sessions, Babcock showed Matthews how Zetterberg, the long-time Red Wings star, gets the puck back just by standing in the right places defensively. He showed Matthews how when Crosby got the puck, he lured the defense out of position and then didnt hesitate to make a play.Babcock has seen subtle adjustments from Matthews over the past couple weeks, particularly in the faceoff circle. The Arizona native won 43 percent of the draws in the opening five games, 53 percent inn the following five and 61 percent in the last five. Cheap Nike NHL Jerseys. What hes telling you already is he likes having the puck, Babcock said. Hes sick and tired of chasing it already. So then the next thing hes going to figure out if he stops in the right places on defense and puts his stick in the right place, the offensive players are going to keep giving it back to him and then his skill-set is going to come out.But the hardest part for a kid when you come in the National Hockey League is you never get the puck.Matthews said he believes hes grown stronger defensively in recent weeks. He also leads Toronto with 58 shots, though he last scored Oct. 25 against Tampa, a string of nine games.In our situation we need him to be a dominant, dominant center for us, Babcock said. We think hes going to be by Christmas time. We think hes a very good player already. 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