3. Play A Full 60 Minutes
The Carolina Hurricanes have been notorious this season for netting a goal or three early on, then sitting back and (more often than not) dealing with the opposition bringing the game to within a goal or two, and even pushing the game into overtime.
That cannot be the case tonight. The Boston Bruins are a hard-hitting team, and will very likely show no quit, even if they go down by a large margin early on.
The Carolina Hurricanes have managed to respond to various team’s physicality after gaining an early lead, but those types of games are few and far between for the Canes so far in 2019-20.
Tonight’s game will not be an easy win, and each and every member of the Carolina Hurricanes are going to have to be on point, and play the game the way Rod Brind’amour has been teaching them to play.
If they can manage to do all three of these things, they should walk out of the TD Garden with two points in hand for the first time in almost a full year. If not, we might be in for another not-so-fun night of watching hockey. Only time will tell, but I’m optimistic about the Canes chances overall, if not a little bit nervous.