The Carolina Hurricanes’ Early Power Play Results Are In

RALEIGH, NC - OCTOBER 3: Martin Necas #88 of the Carolina Hurricanes celebrates with teammates Dougie Hamilton #19 and Andrei Svechnikov #37 after scoring his first career power play goal during an NHL game against the Montreal Canadiens on October 3, 2019 at PNC Arena in Raleigh North Carolina. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/NHLI via Getty Images)
RALEIGH, NC - OCTOBER 3: Martin Necas #88 of the Carolina Hurricanes celebrates with teammates Dougie Hamilton #19 and Andrei Svechnikov #37 after scoring his first career power play goal during an NHL game against the Montreal Canadiens on October 3, 2019 at PNC Arena in Raleigh North Carolina. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/NHLI via Getty Images) /
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WASHINGTON, DC – OCTOBER 05: Erik Haula #56 of the Carolina Hurricanes celebrates after scoring a goal in the third period against the Washington Capitals at Capital One Arena on October 5, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images) /

Final Thoughts

With the Carolina Hurricanes off to a 3-0 start, it’s tough to nitpick a lot of things.  Their power play conversion, sitting at 4-for-12 (33%) doesn’t offer much to criticize, at least superficially.  Taking a deeper look shows that some negative tendencies are still there (sloppy passing, inability to get into the zone and set up) but they haven’t derailed the Hurricanes so far.

That said, let’s take a moment to recognize the improvement that we’ve seen early on this season.  Adding to that, the team still isn’t firing on all cylinders, so there is room to get better and play a more complete game.

For the rest of the NHL, that should be a scary thought.

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Okay, Caniacs, how do you feel about the Hurricanes power play through the first weekend of the season?