The Carolina Hurricane’s game last night couldn’t have gone much worse. The team dominated the game, was victims of some unlucky goals and even got scoring from the offensive leaders, but couldn’t earn the win and the two points the Hurricanes desperately needed in the standings.
But the Canes players can’t let last night bother them. Games where nothing seems to go right happen to every team in the league and last night, it was the Hurricanes’ turn.
It’s not like Carolina played a bad game either. Jeff Skinner had a strong offensive effort even if he couldn’t beat Ryan Miller and Andrej Sekera and Justin Faulk had a strong outing after both had a tough Olympic tournament.
The fact is, the Canes have no time to sulk and think about last night’s game. On Thursday, the team plays the Dallas Stars, followed by three games on the road against some of the best teams the Western Conference has to offer in the Los Angeles Kings, Anaheim Ducks and San Jose Sharks.
The result of the road swing could be a determining factor on whether the Canes are a playoff team or not.
The good news is that the Hurricanes got last night’s game out of the way. And that’s how the team has to look at it. The worst is over. Completely dominating your opponent and earning nothing is an awful feeling for the team, but Thursday will give the team an opportunity to get back in the win column.