1. Score Early
The Carolina Hurricanes are 8-1-0 this season when scoring first. This speaks volumes as to how well the Canes can hold a lead once they have it, to eventually pull out a win.
Unfortunately, this also speaks volumes on how the Canes have been responding to going down early on in the game, to eventually lose. If the Carolina Hurricanes can score early, keep the lead, and respond in turn if they don’t score first, they should be just fine.
This is where offensive juggernauts Dougie Hamilton, Andrei Svechnikov, and Sebastian Aho come in. The three of these players have all but carried the Canes’ scoring this year, and have been supplemented by players like Martin Necas and Teuvo Teravainen.
Everything seemed to be clicking on both sides of the ice for the Carolina Hurricanes against the Ottawa Senators earlier this week. The Canes need that exact same consistency and puck luck tonight if they want to pull out another massive victory along those lines. Now, for the only thing more important than scoring early: scoring on the powerplay.