2. Consistency in the Crease
Petr Mrazek was absolutely stellar for the Carolina Hurricanes against the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday night, despite giving up 4 goals throughout the course of the game. In my opinion, you can’t fault him for a single one of them, but I digress.
Mrazek has been incredibly consistent the past few games, and has managed to turn in a .904% save percentage, a 2.62 goals-against average, and a record of 9-3-1, with two shutouts on the season so far.
James Reimer, on the other hand, hasn’t been so consistent. Reimer has turned in a .901% save percentage, a 3.10 goals-against average, and sports a record of 2-4-0. As of the writing of this article, a starting goaltender has yet to be named.
If Reimer starts, the Carolina Hurricanes are going to need a better game from him than they’ve gotten so far this season. If Mrazek starts, the Carolina Hurricanes need the same consistency he put forth against both the Buffalo Sabres and the Ottawa Senators last week if they want to keep the Minnesota Wild at bay.