The Carolina Hurricanes will be carrying their first winning streak since the trade deadline into New Jersey. That is if they even play tonight.
Will the Carolina Hurricanes play tonight? That is the million dollar question right now. The entire league is holding its breath while the NHL leadership ponders on what to do about the COVID-19 outbreak.
The NBA has suspended their season and several MLB teams have already pushed back their opening nights. The Blue Jackets and Sharks are in areas where they are going to be forced to play without the fans. The Hurricanes will play on with fans, as long as the league does.
Later today we will find out the fate of the NHL for now lets press on as if the league will continue for at least one more day. For more information about COVID-19, visit the CDC’s website or the website for your state’s Department of Health.
One more day is one more game, one more chance to establish the Canes as a playoff team and try to get another two point point separation between themselves and the competition. This league is still undecided right now in the wildcard races. Only a single point and a pair of games in hand are keeping the Hurricanes in the first wildcard.
Here are the keys to keeping this train moving through New Jersey and a chance to put themselves in a more secure position at the end of the season, whenever it comes.