Carolina Hurricanes: Top 5 Hurricanes Games to Watch in 2019-20

RALEIGH, NC - FEBRUARY 16: Members of the Carolina Hurricanes celebrate a victory over the Dallas Stars as they participate in a Storm Surge Celebratiion following an NHL game on February 16, 2019 at PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/NHLI via Getty Images)
RALEIGH, NC - FEBRUARY 16: Members of the Carolina Hurricanes celebrate a victory over the Dallas Stars as they participate in a Storm Surge Celebratiion following an NHL game on February 16, 2019 at PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/NHLI via Getty Images) /
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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – FEBRUARY 08: Jaccob Slavin #74 of the Carolina Hurricanes skates against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on February 08, 2019 in New York City. The Hurricanes shut-out the Rangers 3-0. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – FEBRUARY 08: Jaccob Slavin #74 of the Carolina Hurricanes skates against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on February 08, 2019 in New York City. The Hurricanes shut-out the Rangers 3-0. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) /

4. Shedding the MSG Curse For Good

The Carolina Hurricanes finally managed to win at Madison Square Garden for the first time since 2010.

What a game that was; the Hurricanes went on to shut out the Rangers 3-0 on February 8th, 2019 while wearing their home jerseys on the Rangers’ ice. This win was no doubt a big morale boost in the beginning of what would be a season-defining run that launched the Hurricanes right into the 2019 postseason.

This season, keeping the MSG Curse at bay will prove to be a bit more difficult; the Rangers have successfully completed their rebuild, signing forward Artemi Panarin and defenseman Jacob Trouba in the offseason.

The Hurricanes have made some improvements of their own, trading for Erik Haula, and signing free agent Ryan Dzingel this past offseason. This game should be a solid litmus test of the Hurricanes’ progress in the early stages of the season, and will definitely be one to watch.

Be sure to tune in on November 27th, 2019 at 7pm EST to see whether or not the Carolina Hurricanes can stave off the Madison Square Garden curse for a second consecutive season.