Through 5 games this season, the Carolina Hurricanes are 0-3-2. The Carolina Hurricanes are the only remaining team in the National Hockey League without a win, and they are tied for last in points with the Buffalo Sabres.
Even the most pessimistic Carolina Hurricanes fan likely wouldn’t have predicted such an atrocious start to the 2014-2015 NHL season, but the beginning of the Bill Peters era in Carolina has been very rough.
Injuries have, once again, been a huge factor in Carolina. The Hurricanes have just recently gotten Jeff Skinner back into the lineup, and Nathan Gerbe, Patrick Dwyer, Eric Staal, Jordan Staal, and John-Michael Liles are all currently out of the lineup due to injury.
The Carolina Hurricanes already have 19 man games lost in the 2014-2015 season, and they have only played 5 games. The Hurricane are on track to top last year’s number of man games lost. Last year’s total in Carolina was 297. This year, they are on pace for 312 man games lost.
The play from star players on the Carolina Hurricanes has been weak at most times. Alexander Semin has just 2 assists and no goals in 5 games this year and has been looking sluggish and unwilling to work at times on the ice.
Justin Faulk has been struggling to find any confidence on the ice. Faulk is a -4 with just 1 assist through 5 games this season. The Carolina Hurricanes signed Faulk to a 6-year, $29 million contract extension in March.
The 22 year old defenseman has been struggling on offense and defense early this year.
The Carolina Hurricanes have a lot to look at after 5 games. The winless Carolina Hurricanes will continue on their Western road trip as they take on the Calgary Flames on Thursday and Edmonton Oilers on Friday. Needless to say, the Canes need a win.