Collecting 9 out of 10 points is quite amazing, and gives the Carolina Hurricanes needed momentum to continue winning.
WOW, what a trip! This trip was a huge test for the Carolina Hurricanes, playing five straight away games, and the Canes come out on top. Despite losing in OT to Vancouver, a strong team on the rise, the Canes collected 9 out of 10 possible playoff points in the standings. This will hold the Canes at the #3 seed in the Metro for now, a place where the Canes can control their own destiny.
This road trip was quite the team affair with 15 different players scoring a point, and 11 of them having multiple points. Most notably, Sebastian Aho had 5 goals and 2 assists, Dougie Hamilton had 2 goals and 4 assists, and Teuvo Teravainen had 6 assists.
Hockey, like basketball, is a game of runs. Would this road streak have been possible without beating the sharks in a shootout and then demolishing the Wild at home? Probably not. That one is on you Caniacs, you brought the noise and the atmosphere for the boys to win at home, and it lead to winning on the road.
1. Edmonton Oilers: W 6-3
The first four minutes of this game in all honesty, Edmonton looked better. They were faster, and better on the forechecking. A single bead of sweat ran down the brow, until 4:16 into the first when Aho found the back of the net.
A deep breath was resealed from every Caniac around the world, but it wasn’t over. The Canes pounded hard in the first to make it 3-0 at the intermission. Then McDavid and company fought back. tieing the game at 3-3 early in the third.
And then the MARTY PARTY happens as Jordan Martinook scores the eventual game winner. Aho and Hamilton also found the net later in the third as the Canes sealed the deal.
That’s 2 more playoff points, a win on the road, But wait! There’s more, the Canes can’t be stopped.