November 7, 2013; Raleigh, NC, USA; New York Islanders goalie Kevin Poulin (60) makes save in front of the Carolina Hurricanes forward Alexander Semin (28) during the 2nd period at PNC Center. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

Carolina Hurricanes Still Need To Find Offense


The Carolina Hurricanes have won their past two games, ending a five-game losing streak and instilling confidence in the fan base.

But one thing still remains the same – the Canes can’t find the back of the net. In those two wins, the Hurricanes have scored three goals.

In the first two losses in the five game losing streak, the Hurricanes scored three goals, but came out of the games with much different results.

Now obviously a win’s a win and earning that victory playing a defensive chess match is encouraging, but the team can’t expect that to continue for the rest of the season.

It is impractical to think that Justin Peters can keep up the stat of allowing just one goal in two games, and I would say that about any goalie in the NHL, not just Peters.

The defense has played strong, especially Justin Faulk and Andrej Sekera, but the last two contests were against teams that were having trouble scoring to begin with.

The Hurricanes’ next two games are against the Minnesota Wild and Colorado Avalanche, who they met earlier this season, resulting in two losses.

Neither of the Western teams have had problems scoring this year, so expecting another 1-0 or 2-1 win from the Hurricanes is probably asking for too much.

It would be nice if the first line can get back on the scoreboard. The last time any of the three forwards scores was against the Wild on Oct. 25, two weeks and six games ago. But other players like Nathan Gerbe and Tuomo Ruutu haven’t been contributing as much either.

The ability to play a defensive game and earn a close win is obviously important for any NHL team, but so is the ability to score three or more goals a game.

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