CANES WIN! In a back and forth attacking game that no one saw coming, the Carolina Hurricanes double up the New York Islanders 6-3. It’s a great day for the Caniacs as their 100% win record right now means that they are going 82-0-0 and no one is allowed to argue it. This is the best team ever assembled and no one is allowed to disagree.
In all seriousness, this is a statement win when the team needed it most. Starting the season at home against probably your direct competition for the division title? It was as close to a must-win first game of the season as you will ever find and the Canes managed to get that done. A fantastic performance all the way around, it’s going to be tough to pick just three things to take away from this game.
Before we get into the takeaways, just a quick mention to everyone who was at this game. A little more than 18,000 people were in the crowd for last night’s win against the New York Islanders and giving this team the kick in the rear end it needed to make the 3rd period so dominant after a pedestrian end to the 2nd. Everyone in the crowd deserves a mention for that!
Anyway, we know that Carolina doubled the Islanders up, 6-3. Scoring six is good, giving up three is very not. Carolina will have things to fix before the next game at Nashville on Saturday, which is a good thing. To still be able to improve from a game you got two points is great news. However, the Canes cannot relax before they head to Smashville. They need to take the positives and move on.