Canes traveled to Nashville after defeating the Buffalo Sabres 4-2 at home. Apparently, the spark and skill that brought them to victory Friday night failed to cross over the North Carolina border. Five Hurricanes were sent to the penalty box and the Predators were able to convert on four of those advantages. Nashville gained the two points in a final 5-2 score.
Justin Peters made his second NHL start and stopped 31 pucks. Eric Staal continued his hot streak with an assist, bringing him to nine points in five games. Jay Harrison was the night’s only scorer for the Canes. The defenseman scored twice in the third period, including a power play goal. Brandon Sutter, Jamie McBain, and Anthony Stewart were credited with the assists.
Shea Weber had the initial goal for the Preds. The following extra-man advantage tallies came from Craig Smith, Patric Hornqvist (2), and Ryan Ellis. Hornqvist would have claimed the hat trick, but his third goal was dismissed.
Canes take on the Flyers Tuesday in Raleigh. Be there and be loud Caniacs!