The Hurricanes have not seen a lot of bounces go their way this season which is why last night's game against the Philadelphia Flyers was a nice change of pace for this team. All season long they've been unlucky with goaltending, shooting and special teams but things finally seemed to go right for them in this game. They were outchanced by six shots at even strength but still managed to come out on top thanks to excellent goaltending from Cam Ward and the powerplay scoring two goals. Yes, you heard that right; the powerplay scored not once, but twice! The best part of it that both goals came relatively early in the powerplay so they were getting things done fast.
If you recall, I have made points saying that the Canes were in the top-half of the league in shots per 60 minutes on the powerplay, which means that they couldn't be stuck on an 11% powerplay conversion rate forever. Over the last few games, I lost confidence because the team wasn't producing chances with the man advantage and figured their shot rate would decline with it. Then this game happened and they scored two quick goals, one of which came with the score tied. Those goals proved to be huge as they were arguably the main reason the Hurricanes left Philly with two points.
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