Recap: Carolina Hurricanes vs Arizona Coyotes Deux

Oct 2, 2016; Saint Paul, MN, USA; Carolina Hurricanes forward Derek Ryan (33) during a preseason hockey game against the Minnesota Wild at Xcel Energy Center. The Wild defeated the Hurricanes 3-1. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 2, 2016; Saint Paul, MN, USA; Carolina Hurricanes forward Derek Ryan (33) during a preseason hockey game against the Minnesota Wild at Xcel Energy Center. The Wild defeated the Hurricanes 3-1. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports /
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Carolina Hurricanes travel out west for a Home & Home with Arizona

Carolina travels out to the desert west to finish an unusual home at home with the Arizona Coyotes.  The Canes are coming off a bad lose to the Coyotes Friday night,  Not only that but the Hurricanes are having internal issues with coach Bill Peters actually (in a unprofessional manner) calling out the Hurricanes backup goalie Eddie Lack on TV.

Question for tonight’s game will be how will the team responded to the resent bad losses and locker room controversy.  Making this game more interesting is that Eddie Lack gets the start at goal.  Especially given Peters’ pointed words toward his backup goaltender last Friday.

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The Game

The Hurricanes start out very fast, so fast that they have a 4-0 shot lead in the first minute of the period.  Although the Canes again have a great start they come up with nothing to show for it.

Arizona early in the second finds the net first when Eddie Lack loses sight of the puck and lets Peter Holland pick up the loose change.  Canes finally pick up the energy and wake up with a goal just a few minutes later by Teuvo Teravainen with assist by Rask and Slavin.

The rest of the game got really crazy with a lot of penalties called especially for Arizona.  The Coyotes get a power play and then a short 5-3 both negated by the Canes and then just a few minutes later an odd call with Justin Faulk getting a double minor.  All this excitement and still nothing because of some great saves by Eddie Lack.

It all changes late in the game and the Hurricanes get some justice.  Derick Ryan scores the game winning goal by taking out the trash.

Commentary

The game ends with one name to mention most of all as the Carolina Hurricane’s  #1 star, Eddie Lack, what a comeback game for Lack.  Lack had a lot of great saves tonight.  Most of all he put being called out last week behind him and showed a lot of guts in this game.

Also it’s important to mention that the Carolina Hurricanes played shorthanded on offense. Phillip DiGiuseppe sat out the 3rd period with an upper body injury.  What a finish to this game with all of the young defense being the #2 star of the night with all the penalties they overcame to achieve this win.

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The Carolina Hurricanes move on to Colorado and a second chance at the Avalanche to get a winning streak going, something this young team needs. Keep reading Cardiac Cane for more information and the pregame information you need to know for this Tuesday’s game against the Colorado Avalanche.