The Hurricanes managed to cut down their goals against slightly, which is good. Much of the league managed to surpass them in this respect, which is bad. Once again, Carolina utilized ten defensemen over the course of the season and again there were varying levels of success.
Improving on their mark from the year prior, the Hurricanes held their opponent to 2 goals or fewer in 44 games (29-4-11). Yes, eleven ties. The Hurricanes actually led the league with a grand total of 16 ties at the end of the season.
At the other end of the spectrum, they surrendered five or more goals in ten games, posting a record of 0-9-1. Unsavory.