Carolina Hurricanes: Three Keys to Victory in Colorado

DENVER, CO - MARCH 11: Members of the Carolina Hurricanes celebrate a goal against the Colorado Avalanche at the Pepsi Center on March 11, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. The Hurricanes defeated the Avalanche 3-0. (Photo by Michael Martin/NHLI via Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - MARCH 11: Members of the Carolina Hurricanes celebrate a goal against the Colorado Avalanche at the Pepsi Center on March 11, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. The Hurricanes defeated the Avalanche 3-0. (Photo by Michael Martin/NHLI via Getty Images) /
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DENVER, CO – MARCH 11: Dougie Hamilton #19 of the Carolina Hurricanes celebrates with teammate Jordan Staal #11 after scoring a goal against the Colorado Avalanche at the Pepsi Center on March 11, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Michael Martin/NHLI via Getty Images)
DENVER, CO – MARCH 11: Dougie Hamilton #19 of the Carolina Hurricanes celebrates with teammate Jordan Staal #11 after scoring a goal against the Colorado Avalanche at the Pepsi Center on March 11, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Michael Martin/NHLI via Getty Images) /

2. Start On Time

The Carolina Hurricanes have had plenty of games where they seem to come out of the gates raring to go. Those games usually end up translating to wins or, at the very least, a few goals in the 1st period.

The games in which the Carolina Hurricanes seem to struggle right off the bat seem to, more often than not, turn into bad, frustrating losses.

Colorado is one of the very few teams who seemingly start on time every single game; this is a main reason why they can be a pain in the neck for a lot of high-performing teams who might not start the 1st period with the same level of intensity.

Sebastian Aho, Teuvo Teravainen, Andrei Svechnikov, and Co. are going to need to be firing on all cylinders as soon as the puck drops tonight. If they can manage to get a couple of pucks past Philipp Grubauer early on, they should be able to hang on to the lead for the next two periods if they’re able to follow the first key of this article. Now, on to The Svech™.