Mr. Game 7
The fan-favorite veteran will need to lead the team in getting to the net.
Like most Hurricanes fans, I was thrilled when the team announced that Justin Williams was returning. His return to the team is extremely valuable in the coming playoff series against the Rangers because Williams has a storied history of success in the playoffs.
In his two years with the Hurricanes during the playoffs, Williams produced 25 points in 40 games. Williams produced 11 points in 20 games in his short tenure with the Canes this season. 6 of those points came in the last 5 games of the abbreviated regular season.
Point streaks may not mean much coming off of an extended quarantine period, but I believe that Williams can ride this point streak and be one of the top producers for the Canes in the playoffs.
The video above is just an example of how Justin Williams excelled in the last few games of the season. Every hockey fan knows how important bounces are, and puck luck can make or break a game. Williams realizes that there is a way to ensure that the bounces go your way, and that is to station yourself at the net and make these goals happen.