Carolina Hurricanes: Takeaways from OT Loss in Vancouver

VANCOUVER, BC - DECEMBER 12: Jacob Markstrom #25 of the Vancouver Canucks makes a save against Brett Pesce #22 of the Carolina Hurricanes during their NHL game at Rogers Arena December 12, 2019 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Vancouver won 1-0. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images)
VANCOUVER, BC - DECEMBER 12: Jacob Markstrom #25 of the Vancouver Canucks makes a save against Brett Pesce #22 of the Carolina Hurricanes during their NHL game at Rogers Arena December 12, 2019 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Vancouver won 1-0. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images) /
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VANCOUVER, BC – DECEMBER 12: Bo Horvat #53 of the Vancouver Canucks takes a shot on Petr Mrazek #34 of the Carolina Hurricanes during their NHL game at Rogers Arena December 12, 2019 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Vancouver won 1-0. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images)
VANCOUVER, BC – DECEMBER 12: Bo Horvat #53 of the Vancouver Canucks takes a shot on Petr Mrazek #34 of the Carolina Hurricanes during their NHL game at Rogers Arena December 12, 2019 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Vancouver won 1-0. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images) /

3. Did the Canes Get Stellar Play from Mrazek?

Absolutely, they did. Petr Mrazek had an incredible game last night. He stopped 25 of 26 shots, and only let up the one goal in overtime, that ended up bouncing off of Jaccob Slavin‘s loose stick right in front of the crease, right to Elias Pettersson, who backhanded it just above Mrazek’s left shoulder.

Petr Mrazek, despite only facing 26 shots all night, was a huge reason why the game remained scoreless until the overtime period; in no way, shape, or form was this loss anywhere near his fault.

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Mrazek made more than a few breakaway stops, and plenty of stops on 2-on-1 chances headed into his own zone.

109. 1. 104. Final/OT. 0

A combination of bad refereeing, a rogue stick, and a hot goaltender ultimately spelled doom for the Carolina Hurricanes last night. They did get a point in the standings for their troubles, but last night’s matchup will seemingly be a tough one to swallow and get past.

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Question for CC Readers: What should the Carolina Hurricanes do to right the ship and beat the Calgary Flames on Saturday?