Carolina Hurricanes: Takeaways from Shootout Win vs. Islanders

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RALEIGH, NC – JANUARY 19: Carolina Hurricanes Right Wing Justin Williams (14) looks up ice during an NHL game between the Carolina Hurricanes and New York Islanders on January 19, 2020 at the PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC. (Photo by John McCreary/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

The Carolina Hurricanes successfully stopped their three-game skid with a 2-1 win over the New York Islanders last night in a shootout. Here’s how they stacked up to our keys to the game.

You couldn’t have scripted that game any better.

Justin Williams, in his first game back since temporarily stepping away from the game, scored the game winning goal in the shootout; James Reimer made a save against New York Islanders’ captain Anders Lee to secure the win, and Williams’ rightful spot as the savior of the Carolina Hurricanes.

The Carolina Hurricanes’ recent problems were still evident, but significantly less so last night, no doubt due to the added presence of Justin Williams on the bench and on the ice last night.

Last night was a rollercoaster of a game, but it was a pleasure to watch, through and through.

The Carolina Hurricanes hit every single key to the game I wrote about yesterday, to varying degrees of effectiveness, but nevertheless, each key was hit and the Carolina Hurricanes would go on to win the game in the shootout. Here’s how they stacked up to each key individually.

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