Once the Carolina Hurricanes return from the holiday break on Dec. 27, these are the five things that every fan should wish for from them.
It’s time for the Holidays for the Carolina Hurricanes, and the team is hot heading into the break. The Canes have won five of their last six contests entering the Christmas weekend. Their last game resulted in a 4-2 home win over the Buffalo Sabres, on Dec. 23.
With Christmas here, it’s time to look at what exactly this team can do to keep things going in the right direction once the calendar year turns. If the Canes continue playing this way after the break, 2018 can be very friendly to the fan base.
Through 35 games, the Canes have a record of 16-12-7. and they’re not in last place in the Metropolitan Division anymore. Two tough losses from the Philadelphia Flyers before Christmas weekend put them behind the eight ball in the Metro standings.
Only one point separates the three teams at the top of the Metro. The New Jersey Devils lead the division with 47 points. And, the Washington Capitals and Columbus Blue Jackets are tied for second with 46 points each.
Once the Canes get back from the break, they face the Montreal Canadiens, on Dec. 27, at PNC Arena. Then, it’s a battle with Metro division rival Pittsburgh Penguins on Dec. 29. The matchup with the Pens will be the third consecutive at home.
The only barrier between the Canes and the Capitals and Blue Jackets in the top three is the New York Islanders and New York Rangers. Both the Islanders and Rangers are tied for the two wildcard spots in the Eastern Conference.
Here’s five things that every Carolina Hurricanes fan should wish for at Christmas.