Canes win and go unbeaten in the month of October! 8-0-0 for the first time in Franchise history, this was far from a convincing win. This looked very much in doubt for a long time, and again top-end talent bailed this Carolina Hurricanes team out. A 2-1 win over the last-place Arizona Coyotes.
There are two ways to look at this. You can be inspired by the team’s ability to overcome a hot netminder and avoid a game that could have looked really embarrassing on the scoreboard around the league, or you can critique the team for not blowing out the lowly Arizona Coyotes. I’m going to talk about positives, but this performance, in general, was not good enough.
With a long layoff between now and the next game in Chicago, I do expect the team to respond in full force when they get to the United Center. This performance will see them beaten by a team with the talent of Chicago. That being said, there are still some positives to take out of this performance.
A rookie making his debut recorded his first-ever point, a top-six winger woke up and a hot goaltender still helped the team through this game. A defenseman scored the winner so there’s a lot of good to take, but it is promising that they got the two points while not being in the same realm as their best performance. We all would have loved to see a 10-0 win, but 2 points are 2 points.
That being said, let’s jump into the three takeaways from this game as the Carolina Hurricanes edged the Arizona Coyotes 2-1.