The Carolina Hurricanes need to look to these three heroes in the playoffs.
The Carolina Hurricanes must look to these veteran playoff heroes for passion and leadership to produce wins on the road to the Stanley Cup.
Each team in this year’s playoffs faces a unique opportunity to capitalize on a season cut short by tragedy. The Carolina Hurricanes are coming off of a season where they were able to capitalize on difficulties including several key injuries.
When the Hurricanes struggled during the regular season, it wasn’t due to a lack of talent. The larger issue for the team was a lack of desperation during key moments and difficulty in striking first.
“They were good,” head coach Rod Brind’Amour said. “They were desperate a little more than we were. That, to me, is the bigger issue. We needed to have a little more desperation early in the game to kind of set the tone, and we never did.”
A desperate will to win could define the series between the Rangers and the Hurricanes. The first playoff hero excelled in finding the net during the last stretch of the regular season and is a model of what determination looks like for the Canes.