OT dominance continues
Carolina’s overtime record last season was incredible until the end of the season. Unbeaten in OT well into the final month of the season, Carolina seemed unstoppable when it was 3-on-3 or in the shootout and Tampa saw that last year as well as again in this game. And again, it was the same OT hero both times as Carolina get 2 points from the defending Stanley Cup Champions.
Carolina’s overtime in this game was dominant, as they scored twice, with the first one being ruled out for offside. Carolina only mustered the two shots, one that obviously didn’t count in the shot department, in the extra frame but it was never really in question if Carolina were going to be scored on, but if they could solve the Tampa defense inside the time limit.
With so many talented individual skaters, Carolina’s 3 man units promise to be formidable, and it turns out, they are. Even without their second-best defender, they were never in any danger of losing in the extra frame. Tampa was never able to sustain puck possession in the extra frame, and the Canes became as dominant as they were at any point in the game.
A truly fantastic all-around performance from the Carolina Hurricanes in this one OT saw them escape the home of the defending Back-to-back Stanley Cup Champions with a massive win under their belts, and it helps the team build towards the rest of the season as they continue their quest for the Stanley Cup.