Three Stars From The Carolina Hurricanes Homestand

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First Star- Justin Peters

The first star is a no brainer for me. Justin Peters has been nothing short of magnificent over the past five games. He started all five games of the home stand, and he did not allow more than two goals in any of the games (The Canes lost 3-2 in the shootout, so Peters only allowed 2 goals in that game).

November 12, 2013; Raleigh, NC, USA; Carolina Hurricanes goalie Justin Peters (35) is congratulated by teammate forward Eric Staal (12) after defeating the Colorado Avalanche at PNC Center. The Carolina Hurricanes defeated the Colorado Avalanche 2-1. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

Peters had a 4-0-1 record, a 1.16 goals against, a .956% save percentage and a shutout. When Cam Ward and Anton Khudobin went down, most Canes fans went into panic mode, but Justin Peters has shown how far he has come over the years in the past five games.

If he can keep this up, that means the Carolina Hurricanes have three NHL goalies, and that is huge!

Justin Peters has always struggled to make that big save that keeps the Hurricanes in games, but now Peters is doing that consistently.

Peters has been a huge reason the Carolina Hurricanes still own a playoff spot through all the big injuries. If the Canes are in the playoffs in April, we all have to look back to November and see what a great job Justin Peters did.

 

 

 

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  • OMEGA919

    Glad to see Peters getting some credit paid to him. I felt a lot of fans unjustly blamed him for the 5 game losing streak (when I’d really say he only played poorly in the Rangers game, and it’s not like the rest of the team played WELL that game).

    I’ll be happier than anyone when Ward and Khudobin are back to being healthy, but Peters deserves a TON of credit for really stepping up and being a quality NHL goalie in their absence.

    • Brett Finger

      Agreed. He really played his heart out of the past 5 games. He has played with a lot of confidence, and he is making the big saves for the Canes. Hopefully he can keep it up!

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