Mar 31, 2014; Ottawa, Ontario, CAN; Carolina Hurricanes center Jordan Staal (11) exchanges words with Ottawa Senators center Kyle Turris (7) during the third period at the Canadian Tire Centre. The Senators won 2-1 in a shootout. Mandatory Credit: Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports

Tuesday Carolina Hurricanes Report


Mar 31, 2014; Ottawa, Ontario, CAN; Carolina Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward (30) makes a save on Ottawa Senators center Jean-Gabriel Pageau (44) in the third period at the Canadian Tire Centre. The Senators won 2-1 in a shootout. Mandatory Credit: Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports

Carolina Hurricanes News

My Opinion

Andrew is completely right on this one. It feels like so many games where the Hurricanes played a strong game, but just something went wrong somewhere that ended up costing the team one or two valuable points.

A lot of it has been the powerplay, some of it mistakes and others the inability to put the puck in the net. Mix that all together and you have the Canes missing the playoffs for the fifth straight year, despite a much stronger on-ice product than last season.

However, there are lessons to gain from this year, no matter what the team looks like and with another year under their belt, some of the young players should improve even more.

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