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Dwyer scores late to lift Hurricanes over Leafs

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TORONTO (AP) — Patrick Dwyer scored with less than five minutes left to give the Carolina Hurricanes a 4-2 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday night.

Eric Staal, Brandon Sutter and Ray Whitney also scored for Carolina, which won on the road for the fourth time in 22 games.

Lee Stempniak and Nikolai Kulemin scored for Toronto, which has lost four straight.

The Maple Leafs created far more scoring chances than Carolina in the matchup of two of the NHL’s worst teams. Toronto fired 15 shots at goalie Cam Ward in the third period, but Dwyer scored at 15:34 for Carolina shortly after Niklas Hagman’s shot rang off the post.