Carolina Hurricanes: Three Takeaways from Overtime Win vs. Minnesota Wild

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RALEIGH, NC – MARCH 23: Andrei Svechnikov #37 of the Carolina Hurricanes saktes for position on the ice during an NHL game against the Minnesota Wild on March 23, 2019 at PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/NHLI via Getty Images)

The Carolina Hurricanes secured a second consecutive overtime win, this time against the Minnesota Wild by a score of 4-3. Here’s how they stacked up to the keys to victory.

The Carolina Hurricanes play an entirely different game in front of James Reimer. Today’s game was no exception. While I fully believe Reimer was pivotal in today’s win, the Canes’ on the whole managed to scrape out another win on the road.

Today’s matinee game went from pretty, to ugly, and back to pretty again as the Carolina Hurricanes basically traded goals with the Minnesota Wild after going up 2-0 early on.

Earlier today, in my three keys to victory article, I mentioned that the Canes needed to shut down the Wild’s biggest offensive threats, get more consistency from their goaltending, and keep scoring on the powerplay. I’d say they did two out of the three successfully, with powerplay scoring falling to the wayside.

Let’s take a look at each key specifically, and see how the Canes stacked up, starting with their ability to shut down the Wild’s top scorers.

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