TORONTO — Josh Jooris scored twice and Teuvo Teravainen had a three-point night as the Carolina Hurricanes defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 6-3 on Thursday at Air Canada Centre.
Victor Rask scored midway through the second period to give Carolina the lead and Brock McGinn and Jooris added insurance goals in the third.
Elias Lindholm and Teravainen also scored for the Hurricanes (4-3-1), who ended a two-game losing skid.
Auston Matthews, Zach Hyman and Dominic Moore had the goals for Toronto (7-3-0).
Carolina pulled ahead by taking advantage of a poor clearing effort by Andreas Borgman behind the Toronto net. Teravainen took possession and fed the puck to Rask, who one-timed it past Maple Leafs goaltender Frederik Andersen.
McGinn made it a two-goal game by faking a slapshot and snapping the puck over Andersen's right shoulder for his first goal of the season. Jooris capped the scoring by burying a pass from Jeff Skinner into the top corner.
Toronto seemed flat at the start and both teams made plenty of mistakes, missed passes and blew assignments over 60 minutes.
The Hurricanes silenced the home crowd early. Jooris potted his first goal of the season by one-timing a pass from Trevor van Riemsdyk at 2:20 of the opening period.
Teravainen made it a two-goal lead just 33 seconds later. He snapped home a loose puck off the faceoff for his third goal of the campaign.
Toronto halved the lead at 9:19 as Patrick Marleau flipped a pass to Matthews, who was left alone in front. Matthews beat Scott Darling on the glove side for his eighth goal.
Andersen made an all-world glove save on Noah Hanifin later in the stanza. He snared the slapshot from the hash mark despite being prone in the butterfly position.
Carolina scored on its next opportunity, however, as Lindholm tipped in a shot from the point to make it 3-1 at 16:08.
The Maple Leafs pressed in the second period and were rewarded with two quick goals.
Moore flipped in a rebound near the crease at 5:47 and Hyman tied it at 7:11. It was Moore's third goal of the season and the fourth for Hyman.
In the third, McGinn tallied at 10:15 and Jooris scored at 12:19. Carolina outshot Toronto 38-34.
Notes: The Maple Leafs will wrap up their three-game homestand Saturday against the Philadelphia Flyers. ... The Hurricanes return home to play the St. Louis Blues on Friday. ... Defenceman Connor Carrick and forwards Eric Fehr and Josh Leivo were scratches for Toronto. Blue-liner Klas Dahlbeck and forward Janne Kuokkanen sat for Carolina. ... The Maple Leafs entered play leading the NHL with an average of 4.4 goals per game. ... Canadian tennis star Milos Raonic was in attendance. He grew up in Thornhill, Ont., just north of Toronto.
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