Carolina Hurricanes' center Sebastian Aho was absent from his team's 6-3 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday evening, as a result of an upper-body injury. Coach Rod Brind'Amour informed the press post-game that Aho had incurred the injury during the previous match, a 6-3 loss against the Anaheim Mighty Ducks on Sunday.\r\n\r\nREAD: \u201cCan Dodgers Bounce Back? Game 3\u2019s Must-Win Showdown!\u201d\r\n\r\nBrind'Amour emphasized the team's policy of not fielding players who aren't at their peak fitness, especially at this early stage of the season. Aho, currently averaging 21:00 minutes on the ice with one goal and three points this season, will undergo a reassessment before any further decisions are made regarding his participation.\r\nCarolina Hurricanes\r\nThe 26-year-old Aho recently signed an eight-year, $78 million extension, following his pivotal role in leading the Hurricanes to a Metropolitan Division title and a notable appearance in the Eastern Conference finals. In Aho's absence, Seth Jarvis contributed with two power-play goals, alongside notable performances from Martin Necas, Stefan Noesen, Brett Pesce, and Jaccob Slavin, securing the Hurricanes' fourth consecutive victory against the Sharks. Their explosive performance included four goals in the third period, with Jarvis breaking the tie with just 8:09 remaining.\r\n\r\nMONTREAL -- Marc-Andre Fleury's exceptional performance in his hometown may have been his last in Montreal, although the 38-year-old goalie from Sorel remained tight-lipped on the matter.\r\n\r\nFleury, making his first start of the season, made 27 saves, earned the first star accolade, and was met with a resounding standing ovation from the Bell Centre crowd as his Minnesota Wild defeated the Carolina Hurricanes Canadiens 5-2 on Tuesday night.\r\n\r\nReflecting on the heartfelt reception, Fleury expressed gratitude for the support. "I've always been a big fan of the Canadiens, and having the people of Quebec here cheering me on was a special feeling," he said, still wiping off shaving cream courtesy of teammate Marcus Foligno's postgame prank.\r\n\r\nWhile Carolina Hurricanes Fleury hinted at the possibility of this being his final start in Montreal, he chose to savor the moment. "I'm not sure if it's done or not," he mentioned, with around 90 friends and family present. "I don't want to talk too much about that side of it for today. The present moment was really a special night for me."\r\n\r\nMinnesota's Joel Eriksson Ek contributed significantly with two power-play goals and an assist, while Kirill Kaprizov notched a goal and assisted on both of Eriksson Ek's goals. Brandon Duhaime and Connor Dewar further boosted the Wild's lead with short-handed goals 25 seconds apart in the first period.\r\n\r\nDespite a mid-game goal from Montreal's Tanner Carolina Hurricanes Pearson, Kaprizov reinstated the Wild's three-goal advantage, with Eriksson Ek adding another goal in the third period. The Wild capitalized on three of their eight power-play opportunities, whereas the Canadiens failed to convert on any of their four power plays.\r\n\r\nMontreal coach Martin St. Louis highlighted the challenge posed by the team's penalty troubles, remarking,Carolina Hurricanes\u00a0"Too many penalties, you give up two short-handed goals ... it's hard to start the game that way." The clash between Fleury and Montreal's Sam Montembeault marked the first instance of two Quebec-born goalies facing off in Montreal since January 3, 2006.