Second-period report: Ward, Canes gain some momentum

Updated: May 19, 2009, 12:04 AM ET
By Scott Burnside

PITTSBURGH -- Another good period of hockey here at Mellon Arena. Nice pace, lots of good scoring chances and, unlike the first period, there weren't a lot of penalties to interrupt the flow.

Thought the Hurricanes produced a little more sustained pressure as the second period went along, mostly the result of a committed forecheck. They had a number of good chances that were the result of outworking the Penguins in their own zone.

Chad LaRose's goal came out of good work ...

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