The Carolina Hurricanes look to close out their five-game road trip tonight with a win in Colorado; if they succeed, they’ll come out of the trip with 9 of a possible 10 points. Here’s how they can pull it off.
Well, Caniacs, here we are. The last game of one of the longest road trips of the Carolina Hurricanes’ season.
The Hurricanes have secured 7 of a possible 8 points so far; they’ve triumphed over the Edmonton Oilers, the Calgary Flames, the Winnipeg Jets, and fell short to the Vancouver Canucks in overtime.
As for the Colorado Avalanche, they’ve been just as good; they’ve won 8 of their last 10 games, only falling to the St. Louis Blues in regulation, and the Calgary Flames in overtime.
The Avalanche, aside from being the Carolina Hurricanes’ BFF’s, are a very good, very talented team. With players like Mikko Rantanen, Gabriel Landeskog, and Nathan MacKinnon, tonight’s game has the potential to be a very high-scoring affair for both sides.
In order to give themselves the best chance of closing out the road trip with a win, the Carolina Hurricanes will have to keep up with Colorado’s top scorers, start on time and get a few goals early, and (this is totally a key, I’ll explain later) we’d really like to see Andrei Svechnikov try the lacrosse move again. Let’s take a bit of a closer look at these.