3. 60 Minutes
We’ve been down this road before.
This is a dead horse that, for some reason or another, hasn’t been beaten enough. The Carolina Hurricanes struggle to win games that they don’t play a full 60 minutes in.
Whether it be the inability to score in overtime, or just plain being lazy in the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd period, one of the Canes’ biggest problems this season (re: the past two or three seasons, actually) has been the inability to play a full 60 minute hockey game.
Regardless of reason, this is far and away the biggest obstacle that is impeding the Canes from truly being one of the top 5 teams in the league consistently.
I’m not sure why this is such a nagging issue, or even how to fix it, but it needs to be fixed and it needs to be fixed immediately.