TORONTO (AP) - The Carolina Hurricanes used a three-goal third period to rally for a 3-2 victory on Thursday over the Toronto Maple Leafs, who lost goalie James Reimer to an injury.
Ron Hainsey scored the game-winner for the Hurricanes. It was Toronto's first loss since Oct. 8.
Hainsey's goal was controversial because he banked a pass off the boards in his defensive zone that appeared to be icing.
No Hurricanes player touched it, but Carolina forward Radek Dvorak beat Leafs defensemen Morgan Rielly and Cody Franson to the faceoff circles.
Because of the new hybrid icing rule that was instituted for the season, the linesman waived off icing.
Goalie Jonathan Bernier did not play the puck, and it deflected off the boards and off his right skate and into the net.
The NHL had hybrid icing during the preseason, and it was put into effect when the players' association voted to approve it after the test run.