A great Dane performance
I could talk for a long time about what the Carolina Hurricanes netminder offered the team in this win over the Nashville Predators, but that would be just a lot of effort and I think it’s easier to just show you the Carolina Hurricanes tweet on the netminder from the win over the Predators because he was just huge. He was the biggest reason Carolina escaped Nashville with two points.
It’s a cliche to say that you need your netminders to be hot, you need them to steal points and Frederik Andersen did that a ton as a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs and he has already shown his capabilities of doing it in the red, white and black of the Carolina Hurricanes. He’s proving a lot of the doubters wrong from the off-season.
In this game, Andersen stopped 38 of 40. But they weren’t 38 floaters. Andersen had to work hard to stop a lot of these. This Predators team was buzzing around his net all night long, and he was just about able to keep them at bay. It was a struggle all night long, but he bailed his team out time and again until they eventually came through offensively to put the game in the win collum.
It’s going to be vital for the Carolina Hurricanes to see Freddie maintain his play at this level. He often has some midseason struggles, but right now, he’s hot and he’s playing well. If he continues to hold up, he’s going to backstop this team a long way. Longevity might be an issue, but for now, take it one game at a time and Freddie seems to deliver.
Carolina’s next game is Thursday, October 21st at the Bell Center in Montreal for a 7 PM puck drop with their Canadian rivals. There will be a keys to that game piece before the puck drop in Quebec, but until then, Carolina is 2-0-0 on the season. Let’s go Canes.