Carolina Hurricanes: 3 keys to keep winning streak against Boston

COLUMBUS, OH - OCTOBER 23: Sebastian Aho #20 of the Carolina Hurricanes is congratulated by his teammates after scoring a goal during the game against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena on October 23, 2021 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)
COLUMBUS, OH - OCTOBER 23: Sebastian Aho #20 of the Carolina Hurricanes is congratulated by his teammates after scoring a goal during the game against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena on October 23, 2021 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images) /
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RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA – JUNE 01: Head coach Rod Brind’Amour of the Carolina Hurricanes speaks with his team during the third period in Game Two of the Second Round of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Tampa Bay Lightning at PNC Arena on June 01, 2021, in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)
RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA – JUNE 01: Head coach Rod Brind’Amour of the Carolina Hurricanes speaks with his team during the third period in Game Two of the Second Round of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Tampa Bay Lightning at PNC Arena on June 01, 2021, in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images) /

Start on time

The puck drop for this game is at 7 PM EST. Carolina needs to turn up on time. They cannot afford a slow start as we saw against Toronto. We know this team is capable of starting games on time. We’ve seen this team put games to bed inside the first 5 minutes before. We know that this is a very capable group of players who can play.

If Carolina is resting or trying to conserve energy through the first period, this game could be out of reach. PNC Arena has always been a little bit of a fortress under this coaching team, but the Boston Bruins have proved to know the secrets to win here and if they start early after their game yesterday, this could be trouble.

Be ready from the opening drop, make sure your first pass is clean, your first hit makes contact, your first shot is on target. Start as you mean to go on, and make sure that no matter what, you do not let a tired team like the Bruins get any form of respite. Everyone knows that this Bruins team has frailties. Expose them early, when they’re tired. This game will get easier as it goes on.

Well, that’s the three keys to this game folks! As I said, 7 PM EST is the time the game is supposed to start. This is the first game of a back-to-back, so I will be doing the takeaways piece tomorrow alongside the keys to the Chicago game, so please be lenient with me if it’s a little late, but for now, thank you for reading, and LET’S GO CANES!

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