3. Did the Canes Play a Full 60 Minutes?
Almost. They, for the most part, played a solid 55 or 56 minutes. After that, things fell apart and the Carolina Hurricanes were unable to battle back and stop the bleeding.
There were a few Hurricanes who I felt had solid games last night, but I’d say the only Cane to play a full 60 minutes last night was James Reimer.
Reimer stopped 32 of 34 shots on goal, and the two that got past him weren’t entirely his fault.
The silver lining of this game, if there is one to be found, is that James Reimer is finally playing up to his potential, and is proving to be a huge contender for a starting spot over Petr Mrazek if he can keep his current level of play up.
Now if only we could get the rest of the underperformers to follow suit.
I know last night’s matchup was frustrating. Games against the Bruins almost always are. That being said, getting shutout in two of your last three games is absolutely unacceptable for a team that is as talented and deep as the Carolina Hurricanes are.
I’d say we could/should expect to see some moves soon in order to right the ship, but if I’m to learn anything from the Canes’ continued stubbornness in playing 11 forwards and 7 defensemen, I’d imagine we’ll continue to see the status quo. I really hope they prove me wrong.
Question for CC Readers: What moves do you think the Carolina Hurricanes should make, if any?