NHL

Carolina beats Chicago 3-2 to continue surge on home ice

  • Carolina Hurricanes' Elias Lindholm (16) slips the puck past Chicago Blackhawks goalie Scott Darling (33) with Artemi Panarin (72) nearby for a goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Dec. 30, 2016, in Raleigh, N.C. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)

    Carolina Hurricanes' Elias Lindholm (16) slips the puck past Chicago Blackhawks goalie Scott Darling (33) with Artemi Panarin (72) nearby for a goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Dec. 30, 2016, in Raleigh, N.C. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)  (The Associated Press)

  • Carolina Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward (30) freezes the puck after it is shot by Chicago Blackhawks' Vinnie Hinostroza (48) with Hawks Ryan Hartman (38) looking on during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Dec. 30, 2016, in Raleigh, N.C. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)

    Carolina Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward (30) freezes the puck after it is shot by Chicago Blackhawks' Vinnie Hinostroza (48) with Hawks Ryan Hartman (38) looking on during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Dec. 30, 2016, in Raleigh, N.C. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)  (The Associated Press)

  • Chicago Blackhawks' Tanner Kero (67) battles with Carolina Hurricanes' Derek Ryan (33) and Brett Pesce (22) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Dec. 30, 2016, in Raleigh, N.C. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)

    Chicago Blackhawks' Tanner Kero (67) battles with Carolina Hurricanes' Derek Ryan (33) and Brett Pesce (22) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Dec. 30, 2016, in Raleigh, N.C. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)  (The Associated Press)

Jay McClement scored the key goal 2:54 into the third period and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 on Friday night.

Elias Lindholm and Lee Stempniak scored early goals 1:05 apart to give the Hurricanes a 2-1 lead, and they held on to earn a point in their 11th straight home game. They're 10-0-1 at PNC Arena since Nov. 12.

Michal Kempny had a goal and an assist, and Vinnie Hinostroza added a deflected goal 5:49 into the third for the Western Conference-leading Blackhawks, who had their four-game road winning streak snapped.

Cam Ward made 27 saves for Carolina while improving to 8-0-1 during the Hurricanes' home-ice roll.

Scott Darling stopped 25 shots for Chicago.