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Hurricanes surge; Burke arrested

All the Carolina Hurricanes needed to awake from a seasonlong offensive slump was a visit from the Vancouver Canucks.

Vancouver, which has been outscored 35-14 in losing seven straight, allowed two goals in a 46-second span in the first period and two more in a nine-second span in the second period as Carolina won 5-3 Monday.

Before the game, the Hurricanes had to deal with the arrest of goaltender Sean Burke. Charged Sunday with assaulting his wife, Leslie, the four-time team MVP was out of the lineup.

Burke apparently was released from jail on the condition that he have no contact with the alleged victim, the Associated Press reported.

"I can't really discuss it right now," Burke said Monday night from his Raleigh home. He said he was awaiting a call from league officials. "I'll try to be as cooperative as I can."

RED WINGS: Sentencing was rescheduled Friday for Richard Gnida, driver of the limousine that crashed June 13, injuring defenseman Vladimir Konstantinov and team masseur Sergei Mnatsakanov. Gnida pleaded guilty to driving without a license.

DAHLEN TO SWEDEN: RW Ulf Dahlen, cut by the Blackhawks, will play for HV 71 of Jonkoping, Sweden.

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