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RALEIGH, N.C. -- Jay Harrison and Radek Dvorak scored goals, and the Carolina Hurricanes won for the first time this season, topping the Philadelphia Flyers 2-1 Sunday at PNC Arena.

The Hurricanes (1-0-1) held on after squandering a two-goal lead two days earlier in an overtime loss to the Detroit Red Wings.

The Flyers, who played less than 24 hours earlier at Montreal, fell to 0-3 for only the fourth time -- but for the second consecutive season.

Goalie Anton Khudobin, making his Carolina debut, stopped 17 shots. Philadelphia goalie Steve Mason made 32 saves.

The Flyers mustered only three shots on goal in the third period.

Dvorak broke a 1-1 tie at 8:20 of the second period on a play set up by Jeff Skinner, who forced a Philadelphia turnover. Dvorak, signed as a free agent two days before the season began after attending training camp on a tryout, scored for the second game in a row.

The Hurricanes opened the scoring at 8:11 of the first period. Harrison took a pass off the boards and unloaded a slap shot, with the puck trickling between Mason's leg. Hurricanes defenseman Ryan Murphy assisted on the goal for his first NHL point.

The Flyers tied the game when Luke Schenn took the puck off a face-off, skated in and released a shot that bounced in off the far post at 3:01 of the second period.

Philadelphia went more than 143 minutes into the season before its first even-strength goal.

Carolina outshot the Flyers 17-5 in the first period, so Mason, who didn't play Saturday night but was the opening-night starter Wednesday, was busy right the opening faceoff.

NOTES: Skinner assisted on the two Carolina goals. ... Flyers C Kris Newbury made his season debut, replacing LW Jay Rosehill in the lineup. ... The Hurricanes went with the same lineup they used in Friday night's opener other than switching goalies. ... The Flyers outshot their first two opponents by a combined 22-18 mark in the first period before their big opening barrage against Carolina. ... The Hurricanes scored first in both of their games this season. ... The Flyers defeated Carolina in all three meetings last season. The teams will meet four times this season as members of the newly formed Metropolitan Division. ... The Hurricanes play their first road game Tuesday night against the Penguins in Pittsburgh. ... Philadelphia returns home to meet the Florida Panthers on Tuesday night.
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