It’s no surprise that scoring first automatically increases your chances of winning, and that certainly holds true for the Carolina Hurricanes. If they hope to hold off Nashville, scoring first and gaining that early momentum can be a game changer and quickly turn the tide of the game in their favor.
This is where the offense comes into play, and Carolina has seen some great offensive production so far this season. They currently rank 7th in the league in goals scored with 84. Young star Andrei Svechnikov leads the way in terms of production with 28 points. Sebastian Aho leads the team with 12 goals and Teuvo Teravainen leads the team in assists with 19.
I mentioned on the previous page about how lethal the Hurricanes’ defense can be, and one of the contributing factors to that is their ability to score. Carolina currently leads the league in terms of goals by defencemen with 20 goals so far. In this game, the d-men will have to continue making plays, jumping in the offensive zone, and hopefully find the back of the net like that have so far this season.
Offensive production is something the Hurricanes have struggled with for many seasons, but they finally have the right group of talented players that can produce consistently. Carolina will need to use this to their advantage and score first. Take the momentum away from Nashville and fuel what should be a big crowd at PNC Arena.