The Carolina Hurricanes proved to be too much for the Detroit Red Wings after back and forth play in what may be the craziest game of the season so far.
In the third game in their four game home stand, the Carolina Hurricanes powered past the Detroit Red Wings 7-3 to extend their win streak to three games and give them 19 points towards the standings. That’s good enough to sit second in the Metro Division and fourth in the league overall to start November.
The Hurricanes scored four times in the second period to go from a 1-1 tie to a commanding 5-3 leading enter the third period, where they scored two more time while frustrating the Red Wings offense.
There is a lot to unload from this game. Any game with TEN goals in it would. You would think that a high scoring game like that would come with a high shot rate. Not so, a total of 60 SOG between the two teams and somehow Petr Mrazek escaped with an above 0.900 sv%.
Petr Mrazek was once again stellar at home where he has not lost in his last 15 starts. His 29 save performance was filled with some spectacular saves. His best save of the game was almost capped off with a goal. After a great save by Mrazek, the Hurricanes developed a 2 on 1 counter attack with Warren Foegele scoring only to be determined offside upon a coaches challenge.
This game was action filled from the moment the puck was dropped. There are some many memorable moment that a top 10 list would feel more suitable, but I will try. Here are my three takeaways from the Hurricanes win over Detroit.