The Carolina Hurricanes have finished their slate of November games. Let’s see how the team did in the second month of the season:Results: Nov. 1: Lightning, L, 3-0 Nov. 2: Rangers, L, 5-1 Nov. 5: Flyers, W, 2-1 Nov. 7: Islanders, W, 1-0 Nov. 9: Wild, OTL, 3-2 Nov. 12: Avalanche, W, 2-1 Nov. 15: Ducks, W, 3-2 Nov. 16: Blues, L, 4-2 Nov. 18: Bruins, L, 4-1 Nov. 21: Red Wings, L, 4-3 Nov. 23: Bruins, OTL, 3-2 Nov. 24: Senators, W, 4-1 Nov. 27: Devils, W, 4-3 Nov. 29: Devils, L, 5-2 Record: 6-5-2, Tied for fourth in Metropolitan Biggest Games:
- Defeating the Flyers after two losses to start the month
- Two wins in a row over Avalanche and Ducks
- Leading the Devils in the third period, but falling by three in third period in last game of month
- Justin Peters fills in admirably for Cam Ward and Anton Khudobin at the start of the month
- Ward plays strong coming back from injury
- Trade rumors involving Tim Gleason, Tuomo Ruutu and Jiri Tlusty
- Jeff Skinner, Ward return from injury, Alex Semin and Tim Gleason injured, Khudobin still hasn’t returned
Analysis: What looked like a rough month for the Hurricanes at the start with Peters in net and no Ward and Khudobin, turned out to be a semi-successful month for the club. They finished with a winning record, albeit slightly. They may have fell a tad in the Metro, but that was more because of the success of the other teams.
At the start of the month, offense was hard to come by as the Canes scored seven goals in six games, but with Peters in net, they earned three wins.
After defeating the Avalanche and Ducks, who were near the top of the standings at the time, the Hurricanes had a tough time again, losing four games in a row, but earning a point against the Bruins.
From there, things got slightly better as the Hurricanes won two of their last three, this time with Ward back in net, but lost a disappointing game against the Devils to close the month.
The schedule will get easier for the Canes moving forward, which is great news for the team. October and November were extremely tough months for Carolina, but are still in a playoff spot at the end of 26 games.