MARCH 19, 1980 (VS. MONTREAL) — Hartford trailed Montreal in the third period 5-1, but came back with four goals to tie the game. Blaine Stoughton tied the game at 19:48 of the third period.
FEBRUARY 15, 1981 (VS. CHICAGO) — The Whalers trailed Chicago 4-1 at the 14-minute mark of the second period, but came back to gain a 4-4 tie. Pat Boutette scored the tying goal at 2:20 of the third period.
NOVEMBER 20, 1982 (VS. CALGARY) — Hartford trailed Calgary 3-0 after the first period, but eventually gained a 4-4 tie when Pierre Larouche scored with just 36 seconds to play in the third period.
FEBRUARY 1, 1984 (AT DETROIT) — Hartford trailed Detroit 6-3 with 10 minutes left in the game, but came back to get a 6-6 tie on goals by Ray Neufeld, Risto Siltanen and then Ron Francis with just 2:03 to play.
OCTOBER 10, 1985 (AT BUFFALO) — Buffalo jumped off to a quick 3-0 lead in the season opener, but the Whalers battled back and eventually posted a 5-4 victory on Bobby Crawford’s goal at 18:49 of the third period.
NOVEMBER 9, 1985 (AT QUEBEC) — Hartford trailed Quebec 3-0 after two periods but came back with four goals in the third period to win it 4-3. Joel Quenneville scored the winner for Hartford at 15:24 of the final period.
DECEMBER 13, 1985 (AT BUFFALO) — Hartford trailed Buffalo 4-1 in the second period but eventually posted a 5-4 victory. Paul Lawless, who had three goals in the game, scored the game-winner at 19:18 of the third period.
OCTOBER 11, 1986 (VS. CALGARY) — Hartford trailed Calgary 5-2 in the third period of the season opener, but scored four straight goals in the final 13:28 of play to post a 6-5 victory. Joel Quenneville scored the dramatic game-winner at 19:40 with the Whalers shorthanded.
NOVEMBER 16, 1987 (AT MONTREAL) — Hartford trailed Montreal 3-0 midway through the game, but goals by Mike Millar, Brent Peterson and Stewart Gavin (Gavin’s with 37 seconds left in regulation time) gave Hartford a 3-3 tie.
DECEMBER 8, 1988 (VS. NY RANGERS) — Hartford trailed the New York Rangers 4-1 at 15:24 of the second period. Ron Francis tallied a late goal in that stanza to reduce the deficit to 4-2, and then the Whalers registered three goals in a span of 9:42 of the third period to win it. Tom Martin scored the game-winner at 14:44.
JANUARY 19, 1989 (VS. MONTREAL) — Montreal built up a 4-0 lead by the 13:01 mark of the second period. Dave Tippett scored late in the second stanza to make it 4-1, and the Whalers registered four goals in a 5:43 span of the third period to take the lead, with Jody Hull getting the eventual game-winner. Kevin Dineen scored into an empty net to clinch the 6-4 win.
NOVEMBER 23, 1990 (AT BOSTON) — Hartford trailed Boston 3-0 after two periods but took advantage of two major penalties by the Bruins to score four power-play goals to beat the Bruins 4-3. Pat Verbeek had two goals and two assists to pace the victory.
DECEMBER 13, 1991 (AT BUFFALO) — Hartford trailed Buffalo 3-0 after the first period but scored five unanswered second period goals, two by Zarley Zalapski, en route to an 8-4 win. It was Friday the 13th.
FEBRUARY 9, 1992 (VS. MINNESOTA) — Down 4-1 in the third period, Hartford scored three goals in a span of 3:25 to tie the Minnesota North Stars 4-4. Jim McKenzie scored two goals, Steve Konroyd the other. Zarley Zalapski had three assists.
FEBRUARY 27, 1993 (AT QUEBEC) — Down 3-0 after the first 8:19 of the game, Hartford scored five unanswered goals in a 5-3 win.
APRIL 10, 1994 (AT TAMPA BAY) — Down 3-0 after the first 3:58 of the game, Hartford scored three times in 4:58 to tie the score after the first period. They went on to win 6-4.
MARCH 14, 1995 (AT NY ISLANDERS) — Down 3-0 before scoring at 7:50 of the second period, Hartford scored five straight goals to take a 5-3 lead by 2:41 of the third period. They went on to win 6-4.
NOVEMBER 23, 1997 (AT CALGARY) — Calgary jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the second period before Carolina responded with a goal with one minute remaining in the period and two scores in the third to end up with a 3-3 tie. Nelson Emerson scored the game-tying goal with 5:24 left in the third period.
NOVEMBER 5, 1998 (AT NY ISLANDERS) — After allowing three goals in the first 11:59 of the game, Carolina scored in the first and second periods to close the gap to 3-2 entering the third period. Carolina tallied three goals (Jeff O’Neill, Martin Gelinas and Kent Manderville) in a 3:20 span early in the third period for a 6-3 victory.
MARCH 15, 1999 (AT PHOENIX) — Carolina surrendered two goals to Phoenix in the first 1:12 of the game and trailed 3-1 after the first period. After trading goals in the second period, Carolina was in a 5-2 hole with 11:51 remaining. Ron Francis and Jeff O’Neill tallied goals in a 5:57 span to close the deficit to one. Martin Gelinas notched the game-tying goal with 1:34 remaining in the third period to tie the game 5-5.
JANUARY 7, 2000 (VS. ANAHEIM) — After trailing 4-0 to Anaheim midway through the second period, Andrei Kovalenko scored at the 17:34 mark of the second period. Jeff O’Neill scored twice and Glen Wesley added another in the third period to tie the score at 4-4.
*MAY 9, 2002 (AT MONTREAL) — In Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals, Carolina trailed Montreal 3-0 heading into the third period. Sean Hill scored a power play goal at 3:57 of the third period and Bates Battaglia cut the lead to one at 12:43. Erik Cole tied the game with 41 seconds left in regulation with Carolina skating with an extra attacker. Then, defenseman Niclas Wallin won it with a shot from the right point at 3:14 of the overtime period to give Carolina the momentum and propel the Hurricanes to the series victory in six games.
*JUNE 5, 2006 (VS. EDMONTON) — In Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals, Carolina trailed Edmonton 3-0 before Rod Brind’Amour put the Hurricanes on the board with 2:43 remaining in the second period. Ray Whitney opened the third period with an even-strength goal at the 1:40 mark and added a power-play goal at 5:09 to even the score 3-3. Justin Williams gave Carolina a 4-3 lead at the 10:02 mark before Edmonton’s Ales Hemsky tied it 4-4 with 6:29 remaining in regulation. Brind’Amour iced the game with 32 seconds remaining in regulation to give Carolina its first Stanley Cup Finals victory en route to a 4-3 series triumph and the franchise’s first championship.
JANUARY 11, 2007 (VS. FLORIDA) — Trailing Florida 3-0 after two periods, Chad LaRose broke up Alex Auld’s shutout bid 1:40 into the third frame. Subsequently, Erik Cole (3:06), Scott Walker (8:02), Cory Stillman (9:35) and Craig Adams (10:02) combined for four more goals in the 9:22 following LaRose’s tally to give Carolina a 5-3 lead. Olli Jokinen made the game 5-4 with 56 seconds remaining in regulation, but former Panthers winger Ray Whitney iced the 6-4 win for Carolina with just 13 seconds to play.
APRIL 7, 2007 (VS. FLORIDA) — In the final game of the season, Carolina trailed Florida 4-1, 12:14 into the second period with David Tanabe’s goal at 5:46 of the second the lone high point for the home team. Then, 5:31 into the third period, Tanabe again scored to bring the Hurricanes to within two goals. At the 12:13 mark of the third, Erik Cole scored to make it 4-3, followed by Eric Staal who tied the game with just 4:23 remaining in regulation. John Grahame stopped Bryan Allen’s penalty shot 2:37 into overtime, and Rod Brind’Amour sent the Hurricanes into the offseason with a win when he beat netminder Craig Anderson with 24 seconds left in the extra frame.
OCTOBER 11, 2008 (AT TAMPA BAY) — In just the second game of the regular season, Carolina trailed 3-0 late in the second period. Rod Brind’Amour got the Hurricanes’ rally started with less than one minute remaining in the second frame, and Matt Cullen used a power-play goal 1:56 into the third to cut the Lightning lead to one. Eric Staal tied the game 3-3 with 10:04 remaining in regulation. The Hurricanes peppered goaltender Mike Smith with five shots in the overtime period, the last coming when Staal notched his second of the game with 24 seconds remaining. It marked just the third regular- season three-goal comeback for Carolina since the team’s relocation in 1997.
*APRIL 28, 2009 (AT NEW JERSEY) — THE SHOCK AT THE ROCK: Carolina trailed New Jersey 3-2 with 1:20 remaining in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals at the Prudential Center when Jussi Jokinen one-timed a pass from Joni Pitkanen to tie the game. Eric Staal then notched the game-winner when he fired a shot under Martin Brodeur’s right shoulder with 32 seconds remaining. Staal’s goal marked the latest game-winning goal in the third period of a Game 7 in Stanley Cup playoffs history, and Jokinen’s and Staal’s goals in the final 1:20 also marked the latest in a Game 7 that a team trailed in regulation and came back to win.
DECEMBER 31, 2013 (VS. MONTREAL) — Down 3-0 through two periods, the Hurricanes appeared to be en route to a disappointing end to 2013. But, after the teams started the third period 4-on-4, Canadiens defenseman Andrei Markov took a penalty just 11 seconds into the frame that led to Jeff Skinner’s 4-on-3 power-play goal at 1:38. Skinner struck again 37 seconds later during the ensuing 5-on-4 before Eric Staal tied the game 3-3 at 4:07. Manny Malhotra’s goal at 8:16 gave the Hurricanes a short-lived lead that P.K. Subban nullified two minutes later. The score remained 4-4 until Carolina’s Alexander Semin beat Carey Price at 3:27 of overtime to seal the win. The dramatic victory propelled the Hurricanes into their 14-game January schedule that saw the team post 10 wins in a month for just the third time in its history.
*APRIL 24, 2019 (AT WASHINGTON) — Carolina trailed Washington 2-0 after the first period of Game 7 of the Eastern Conference First Round. Sebastian Aho scored shorthanded at 9:51 of the second period to bring the Hurricanes within one, but the Capitals’ Evgeny Kuznetsov scored less than four minutes later to restore Washington’s two-goal lead. Teuvo Teravainen scored at 16:37 of the second period to make the game 3-2, then Jordan Staal fired a shot from the right circle past Braden Holtby at 2:56 of the third period to tie the game at three. Brock McGinn cleared a loose puck off of Carolina’s goal line late in regulation, then went on to score the game-winner at 11:05 of the second overtime, eliminating the defending Stanley Cup champions. The win marked the first double-overtime victory in franchise history.
DECEMBER 19, 2019 (AT COLORADO) — The Hurricanes trailed the Avalanche 1-0 with three minutes remaining in the third period. Andrei Svechnikov tied the game with 2:56 remaining and Jaccob Slavin scored one minute and 17 seconds later to give Carolina the lead. Sebastian Aho added an empty netter to help the Hurricanes close out a five-game road trip with a 4-0-1 record for the first time in franchise history.
*MAY 27, 2021 (AT NASHVILLE) — Carolina trailed Nashville 3-1 with 12:28 remaining in the second period of Game 6 of the Central Division First Round. Sebastian Aho scored a power-play goal at 13:34 of the period to halve the deficit, and Dougie Hamilton scored the game-tying goal with 6:01 left in regulation. Aho added his first career playoff overtime goal just 1:06 into the extra frame to clinch the Hurricanes’ fourth playoff series win in three seasons.
JANUARY 1, 2022 (AT COLUMBUS) — The Blue Jackets opened up a 4-0 lead with 11:21 remaining in the second period. Carolina scored seven unanswered goals in a span of 28:19, including two apiece from Steven Lorentz and Brady Skjei, to earn a 7-4 win.
APRIL 23, 2022 (AT NEW JERSEY) — The Hurricanes trailed 2-0 with less than 5:00 to play at Prudential Center in goaltender Pyotr Kochetkov’s first career NHL/Hurricanes start. Brady Skjei and Nino Niederreiter scored late in the third to force overtime, while rookie Seth Jarvis scored his first career overtime goal to lead Carolina to a 3-2 win.
NOVEMBER 21, 2022 (AT WINNIPEG) — Facing a 3-0 deficit against the Jets, Rod Brind’Amour pulled Pyotr Kochetkov with 5:44 left in regulation to bring on an extra attacker. Jaccob Slavin (15:12), Andrei Svechnikov (16:52) and Martin Necas (19:21) scored three unanswered goals to force overtime. Despite falling in the extra frame, Carolina became just the second team to score three extra-attacker goals in a regular-season game since the NHL began tracking goals by numerical strength in 2009-10.
JANUARY 27, 2023 (VS. SAN JOSE) — After Sebastian Aho gave the Hurricanes a 2-1 lead over the Sharks just 0:17 into the third period, San Jose scored three unanswered goals and took a 4-2 lead with 1:52 left in regulation. Sebastian Aho scored 0:15 later to halve the deficit, and Martin Necas tied the game with just 0:12 left. Necas then sealed the victory 0:55 into the extra frame, netting his second overtime winner in as many games.
JANUARY 31, 2023 (VS. LOS ANGELES) — Carolina rallied from yet another three-goal, third-period deficit just two games later, as the Kings scored four unanswered goals in the second period to take a 4-1 lead into the second intermission. Paul Stastny (3:27) opened the scoring in the third, and Jordan Staal (9:54) and Teuvo Teravainen (12:31) followed suit to tie the game. Sebastian Aho scored his eighth career overtime goal to clinch the win for Carolina with 0:55 left in overtime.
MARCH 18, 2023 (AT PHILADELPHIA) — The Hurricanes trailed the Flyers 4-3 after allowing two goals in the opening 5:50 of the third period. Martin Necas tied the game with 0.3 seconds remaining, marking the third game-tying goal in the final second of regulation in Whalers/Hurricanes history as well as Necas’ third last-minute, game-tying goal of the season. Sebastian Aho scored his third goal of the game to clinch the victory 28 seconds into overtime, becoming the fourth player in franchise history to complete a hat trick in the extra frame.
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