1. Did the Canes Get Lots of High-Quality Shots On Goal?
Absolutely, they did. The Carolina Hurricanes managed to get 32 shots on goal last night, and were outshot by the Edmonton Oilers; the Oilers managed to get 36 shots on goal, but it ultimately didn’t matter as the Canes won by a three-goal margin.
A majority of the Canes’ shots were high-danger chances, especially in the first and third periods. According to Dougie Hamilton, all shots taken from the redline were high danger chances as well, as the single shot that was taken from this location turned into a goal.
The Carolina Hurricanes capitalized more often than not on more than a few of their high-danger chances due to the frequency and quality of shots they were peppering Edmonton netminder Mikko Koskinen with.
The Canes’ shot total alongside the quality of said shots was a huge reason why they were able to kick off the long road trip with a massive win in Edmonton last night. As for keeping up with Edmonton’s elite-level offensive talent, the Carolina Hurricanes were just as successful in that endeavor as this one.