Patty Dwyer. One of the hardest workers on the ice. (Photo: Renee Kalicicki)

Canes Fall to Canadiens 4-3: The Thankful Recap

I hope everyone out in Caniac country is having a great Thanksgiving Day! Normally the day after a game I would be writing an extensive recap. But since it is Thanksgiving (and I am sort of busy, and frankly, tired) I give you a recap with fantastic pictures from our own Renee Kalicicki.

The Hurricanes fell to the Montreal Canadiens 4-3 in a shootout last night. We could mull over the details of what went wrong but in the spirit of giving thanks, let’s talk about things to be thankful for.

  • I am thankful we picked up a point in the contest. We don’t have a game winning streak but we have picked up points in the last three games.

Thanks for the first goal Carey Price. No need to stop all our shots next time though. (Photo: Renee Kalicicki)

  • I am thankful that thirty-four seconds into the first period Carey Price leaned back to cover the puck but accidentally helped Jiri Tlusty’s shot go over the line.
  • I am thankful Jiri took the shot and grabbed his third goal for the season. He also added to his assists last night bringing him up to five.
  • I am thankful that I got to see my favorite player last night, Erik Cole, even if he was wearing the wrong sweater. (No I didn’t root for him people.)

Erik Cole thinks "Man this place is nice. Why did I leave?" (Photo: Renee Kalicicki)

  • I am also thankful that #72/white was not able to work his magic to get a game-winning goal. He almost did it a couple of times.
  • I am thankful for Brett Sutter who had the right mind to scoop a puck out from on TOP of the net to get it to Anthony Stewart who potted the goal.
  • I am thankful for Brandon Sutter for another goal on the score sheet.
  • I am thankful for the Sutter family for giving the world such sturdy hockey player stock.

Thanks to the young gun Justin Faulk for his NHL minutes. (Photo: Renee Kalicicki)

  • I am thankful for the addition of the hard working Tim Brent to the team and for his helper on the Anthony Stewart goal.
  • I am thankful that we have such a great AHL team, the Charlotte Checkers. When we need a call up, there are plenty of great names to choose from.

Don’t get me wrong. I am certainly disappointed that our team took a step back dropping a contest last night bringing us to 5-2-2 at home. But I am so thankful that I have an NHL team playing in my backyard. Only having to drive eight miles to get to a hockey game is pretty much heaven on earth. And having a forum in which to tell the world about hockey? Yes. I am thankful for being a part of Cardiac Cane and we thank you for spending part of your day reading our thoughts. I don’t love losing but I love the Hurricanes and the pride, passion and community they bring to Carolina. Happy Thanksgiving and Let’s Go Canes!

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Tags: Anthony Stewart Brandon Sutter Brett Sutter Carey Price Erik Cole Jay Harrison Jiri Tlusty Joni Pitkanen Montreal Canadiens Tim Brent

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