Win the Speed Game
Something that Carolina has found to be a huge benefit to the team is the speed on their roster. While the Hurricanes are a fast team, Calgary also has some speed to match. This game should have a fast pace, with players from both sides flying up and down the ice. The team that wins the speed game will more than likely be the one walking away with two points.
For Carolina, they have a perfect combination of speed and grit. Martin Necas was recently inserted back into the lineup after missing a few games. I would look for him to provide a huge boost to the speed aspect in this one. Ryan Dzingel is another forward that I have a feeling will have a good impact on this game.
For the Flames, you don’t need to look much further than Johnny Gaudreau. This is a highly talented forward that continues to provide Calgary with that high-end scoring ability. On top of that, he is extremely fast. Carolina will have to match that speed and look to shut down his line if they want to find success.
In today’s hockey world, speed is everything. Luckily for Carolina, they have numerous guys that can provide the speed and agility that allows them to create chances that they otherwise wouldn’t be able to create. With guys like Necas, Dzingel and the recently recalled Julien Gauthier, Carolina can swarm the Flames and open up scoring opportunities that will lead them to a win.