Carolina Hurricanes: 3 takeaways as Canes grind out win in Nashville

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NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – MAY 27: The Carolina Hurricanes celebrate after their 4-3 overtime victory against the Nashville Predators in Game Six of the First Round of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Bridgestone Arena on May 27, 2021, in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

Another win for the Carolina Hurricanes! They travel to Nashville, Tennessee, and win against the Predators in Smashville! A big start to this 2021-22 campaign as they improve to 2-0-0 on the season. A big win in a hostile environment makes this a little more impressive. It was a big result for a team that’s desperate to start this season off on the right foot.

With that in mind, this performance was far from ideal. Carolina took the lead early, but a poor giveaway would get the crowd in Nashville bouncing. Errors came out from the Canes in this game, and they would have been fatal against a team with a little more attacking talent. It’s exciting that this game from the Canes showed so much rust, but the Canes still escaped with two points.

With the Canes having captured the two points they had set their ambitions on, it was known that they would need a good performance to triumph at Bridgestone Arena. It was a tough game on the eyes, but they don’t ask how. All that matters at the end of the day is that the Carolina Hurricanes escape Tennessee with 4 points in the NHL Standings.

Carolina has a lot to work on before their next game in Montreal, but they have a convenient break between now and the next game. They will have the time to work on a lot of the issues that reared their ugly heads on the trip to Nashville, but there was a lot of good to take from this win, and we’ll try to focus on that. So here we are, with 3 takeaways from the 3-2 win in Smashville.

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