Walking away from four straight road matchups with three wins could ignite a streak for the Carolina Hurricanes that could help them contend in the Metro.
A four game road stretch featuring games against the Winnipeg Jets, Edmonton Oilers, Calgary Flames, and Dallas Stars does not sound like a span of contests that could be season defining.
However, with how much the Canes have struggled to get off to solid starts in recent years, it could be a much needed confidence boost before a larger slate of Metropolitan opponents comes about in late November.
This road trip is going well for the Canes so far, as they’ve racked up four points in three games. Carolina notched its third win of the season so far on Oct. 19 against the Flames. The Canes were able to hang on through a tough Calgary attack to end the game.
Jeff Skinner has ignited this two-game winning streak for the Canes currently. He’s scored 20 goals in his last 24 games to remain as one of the hottest players in the NHL. Skinner has three goals and four points through five games now.
If the Canes can take six points away from these four games with a win over the Stars on Oct. 21. That rounds out these four road meetings for the Canes as they return home to PNC Arena, in Raleigh, NC, on Oct. 24 against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
For the Canes to end this eight season playoff drought, they need to gain some ground on the Metropolitan Division early in the year. The Columbus Blue Jackets, Philadelphia Flyers, and New York Rangers all lost on Oct. 19 which will help Carolina’s cause.