The Carolina Hurricanes won big on Star Wars Night in Raleigh. Here is how they stacked up to our three keys of the game after beating the Minnesota Wild 6-2.
The Carolina Hurricanes won their second and final meeting against the Minnesota Wild this season by a score of 6-2 in Raleigh last night.
The Carolina Hurricanes never looked to be out of this one, even after going down by a goal early on in the game. Thanks to Lucas Wallmark, the Canes were able to tie the game up. Shortly after, thanks to Andrei Svechnikov, the Canes pulled ahead and never lost the lead again, despite allowing one more goal by Minnesota.
With this win, the Carolina Hurricanes continue to hold firm the 10th overall spot in the league standings. Red-hot Minnesota drops to 17th overall in the league as their 5 game winning streak (and 11 game point streak) came to an end.
Last night, the Carolina Hurricanes managed to do a great job at two of the three keys we mentioned before puck drop: despite not quite staying out of the penalty box, they played solid in front of Petr Mrazek, and showed great patience in waiting for the right opportunities to score. Let’s dive in a bit deeper.