Don't look now, but the Hurricanes have won three of their last four and won yet another scoring chance battle. Tuesday's disaster against Pittsburgh aside, this team has looked improved over the past week, but they have gotten some help with the number of one-goal games but it is a lot better than going through a losing streak. It also helps to draw a penalty in overtime against an AWFUL Leafs penalty kill which helped Eric Staal record his second goal of the night to win it for the Canes in overtime. Carolina played a great game overall and got one of the strongest defensive efforts from Brandon Sutter, Justin Faulk and Jay Harrison, but they didn't fully wake up until the the third period where they fell behind 3-1...and then went onto record seven consecutive scoring chances, tie the game and eventually pick up the two points in overtime.
If we can get more efforts like what we saw in the third period then there should be some great things to come from this team. Sadly, one great period does not make a team great and if the team did play like they did in the third period all the time then they wouldn't be sitting where they are in the standings right now. It'll be a long process but let's enjoy the victory for now and hope we can see more performances like this.no comments