Biscuit in the basket is the Bo-Berry winner.
With the Lightning coming into the second half of a back-to-back as well, the Hurricanes will likely see their former backup goaltender again tonight. It does not mean the Canes will have an easy time finding twine, as Curtis McElhinney is notorious for putting up clutch performances when least expected. Carolina will have to get their big-bodied forwards deep into the mix as a screen to maximize their offense.
The Hurricanes will also have to get their powerplay going. Currently ranked at ninth-overall in the league at twenty-one percent (17/81), it is one of the more effective special teams in the league.
With Finnish forward and Hurricanes powerplay extraordinaire (3G, 2A, 5PPP) Erik Haula out indefinitely, the powerplay has not been nearly as effective, however. Tonight is a prime opportunity to get the powerplay fired back up, as Tampa is ranked twentieth (78.2%) in the league on the penalty kill.
Not to mention, who doesn’t like Bo-Berry Biscuits?