The Carolina Hurricanes set a franchise record five game undefeated win streak against the hapless New York Islanders in a stunning game to top the NHL.
The Carolina Hurricanes are undefeated. The Carolina Hurricanes have at least a one point lead on everyone else in the National Hockey League. The Carolina Hurricanes have a four point lead on the rest of the division. The Carolina Hurricanes are putting a serious fear into the rest of the league as they threaten to run away with it. This season is already shaping to be something special.
Last night was no different. The Carolina Hurricanes came into the game and while they took a lick or two, especially on the penalty kill, they just kept the ball rolling. Last night was historic not only for winning but for how they won. These are not fluke wins folks. The advanced analytics show that. This team is serious and is making a serious run for the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
The Islanders have now lost the last SIX games against the Carolina Hurricanes. This team has established themselves as a Metro threat and seem to own their opponents. Every single play has bought into it too. Even the new guys who seem to be leading the way for this team, even in the post game celebrations:
Are the Carolina Hurricanes going to be able keep up this trend and remain undefeated? That’s a debate for another article. For now let’s just enjoy the win and points that will absolutely come in handy down the road as this team makes another bid for the playoffs. No need to worry about what could have been so far because this team is everything it could be.
Here are the takeaways from last night’s historic win against the Islanders that has put the team on everyone’s radar.