The Carolina Hurricanes went into Chicago walked away with a 4-2 win, extending their win streak to four games. Let’s take a look at three takeaways from Tuesday’s game.
Coming off of two thrilling overtime victories against the Buffalo Sabres and the Minnesota Wild, the Carolina Hurricanes continued to build upon their recent momentum with a great performance at the United Center.
The Hurricanes came out of the gate playing very well. They had some great chances early, but Chicago’s net minder Robin Lehner was denying everything that came his way, proving that it wasn’t just that amazing Islanders defense that made him so good last season. However, he can only do so much. Carolina finally broke the ice, and didn’t stop after that.
The scoring started with a beautiful 2-on-0 the other way, with Nino Niederreiter and Martin Necas going the other way all alone. Niederreiter set up Necas beautifully and he buried it, giving the Canes a 1-0 lead. It didn’t take much time in the 2nd period for Svechnikov to bury a beautiful shot from the left side, and all of a sudden, the Hurricanes were up by two.
Once the game became 3-0 on a goal by Niederreiter, Carolina played fairly well until the 3rd period. The Hurricanes started playing sloppy, and before they knew it, Chicago had gotten two quick goals by Erik Gustafsson and Connor Murphy. After that wake-up call, Carolina quickly regrouped and Sebastian Aho buried the empty-netter to seal the game for Carolina 4-2.
Overall, Carolina played well. Despite the 3rd period push from Chicago that almost costed them the lead, they stuck to their game and suffocated the Blackhawks with their style of play. Let’s take a look at three takeaways from Tuesday’s game.