Mrazek holds the fort
First things first: you cannot legitimately fault Mrazek for Lindholm’s first-period goal. Whereas his team spent a lot of time running around, the Hurricanes’ netminder did everything he could to keep Carolina within striking distance.
Through the first 40 minutes of play, Mrazek faced 25 Calgary shots, stopping all but one. Through Carolina’s struggles in establishing their game, the Czech netminder refused to yield any ground. With the Flames pushing the pace and stifling every Hurricanes’ attack, the pressure was on Mrazek.
He answered the call time after time, enabling his teammates to turn the tide.
With Tuesday’s win, Mrazek finishes October with a 6-1-1 record and a .917 save percentage.