SAT Line power through
For the first time since game 5 of the postseason, the Carolina Hurricanes will unite their three best forwards on the same line. We will see the reunification of the SAT line and they will need to come through big if the Canes have aspirations of collecting a win from tonight’s game. They are going to be the most important part of the forward core.
If the Carolina Hurricanes do not get their big three to step up, then this is going to become a very difficult task. These top three include their best scorer, the best playmaker, and best player, and they’re all separate. That’s a very good thing to have. Not being over-reliant on one player makes this team so much more difficult to stop, but that doesn’t mean this trio is good enough to beat anyone.
Especially in a game against the defending Stanley Cup Champions, Carolina’s top line will need to be at its very best to get two points from the Bay Area. This is a measuring stick as to what the Carolina Hurricanes need to be if they continue to want to compete for the Stanley Cup. They will need to be at their shining best.
With one player capable of performing the lacrosse move, to a player who is capable of pure domination on the rink, to one of the best playmakers in the NHL, this line is deadly in every sense of the word. All three members are going to need to be at their best if the Canes want to win tonight.