Carolina Hurricanes: Three Keys to Success on the Road vs. Blue Jackets

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COLUMBUS, OH – OCTOBER 24: Oliver Bjorkstrand #28 of the Columbus Blue Jackets skates against the Carolina Hurricanes on October 24, 2019 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/NHLI via Getty Images)

The Carolina Hurricanes take to the road again tonight to take on the Columbus Blue Jackets. Here’s what the Canes need to do to walk away with a ‘W’.

The Carolina Hurricanes look to rebound tonight against the Columbus Blue Jackets after being shut out 2-0 by the Washington Capitals earlier this week.

This season has been an absolute roller coaster for the Canes so far; scoring comes in droves (even from the 3rd and 4th lines), then completely dries up. The Carolina Hurricanes’ goalies look impenetrable for a solid run of games, then let up a few softies a few days later. The defense will play incredibly stout games in their own end one game, then let players walk in or take a ton of high-quality shots the next.

Consistency is key, especially in the Metropolitan Division, which has shown to be the most competitive division in the NHL. The main problem is that the Carolina Hurricanes have been wildly inconsistent, and have been on arguably the streakiest tear in franchise history.

Tonight, as with every other night at this point in the season, the two points on the table are incredibly important. The Carolina Hurricanes find themselves in the first wildcard playoff spot after 46 games played, and teams like the Philadelphia Flyers and the Columbus Blue Jackets are just chomping at the bit to unseat them.

Here is how the Carolina Hurricanes can begin righting the ship and hopefully start a trend of winning games against Metropolitan Division opponents tonight against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

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