Three Hurricanes Takeaways from another gut wrenching loss to the New York Rangers

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RALEIGH, NC – NOVEMBER 7: Andrei Svechnikov #37 of the Carolina Hurricanes and Brendan Smith #42 of the New York Rangers battle for the loose puck during an NHL game on November 7, 2019 at PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/NHLI via Getty Images)

The frustrations continue for the Carolina Hurricanes as they fall once again to another Metropolitan Division rival. This time the New York Rangers.

The Carolina Hurricanes cannot seem to buy a win in the month of November ever since they opened it up with the defeat of the Detroit Red Wings. Now four games into the 15 game slotted month they have lost three in a row and have all but lost their grip on a playoff spot in a suddenly heavily contested Metro division.

The latest loss comes at the hands of the New York Rangers. But mostly it comes at the hands of the veteran goaltender Henrik Lundqvist who single handedly kept his team in the game after seeing 47 shots, 22 of which came in the first period alone, allowing only two past him.

This loss has pushed the Carolina Hurricanes, which once sat at the top of the league, all the way down to the second wild card spot. With only two injuries to players that play in the bottom six forward lines, three consecutive losses to the basement of the division has left a lot to be desired by Rod Brind’amour and by the fans.

The question becomes, are there any takeaways from this game that we can use to move forward into the month and perhaps build upon what we already know is good with this team? Lets find out as we break down the three takeaways from the game last night.

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