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).
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.