3. Did the Canes Score on the Powerplay?
Nope. No short answer/long answer for this one, Caniacs. The Carolina Hurricanes looked great on the powerplay tonight, barring the last one in the 2rd that led to a shorthanded goal from Zach Parise.
The Carolina Hurricanes’ powerplay is still miles ahead of where it was last season, but in close games like this one, the Canes need to figure out a way to score with the man advantage.
Today’s matinee game wasn’t the prettiest of games. The Carolina Hurricanes managed to let an ailing team come back and force the game into overtime, despite going up by two goals two separate times this game.
On top of that, Russian phenom Andrei Svechnikov buried the game-winner in OT, his second career OT goal. There were plenty of bright spots for the Carolina Hurricanes this afternoon, and quite a few mistakes were made, but the Canes pulled out a win nonetheless, and walk away two points richer.
James Reimer can breathe a tiny sigh of relief as he played arguably his best game all season. Hopefully this can instill some more confidence in the team in front of him, and he’ll get some more starts under his belt as he finds his groove.
Question for CC Readers: What do you think about Reimer’s performance tonight?