With a dominant win, there’s usually a dominant player, and tonight it was the Carolina Hurricanes star center. Sebastian Aho was the one to decide that the Hurricanes needed to take the two points above all else, and it was a major victory for the Carolina Hurricanes in a hostile building in Nevada. Aho’s safe hands and solid control took this game away from Vegas in the end.
In the first, Aho would score a beautiful wrist shot goal on the powerplay to double the Canes lead, and it was truly a beautiful goal to score that on a goaltender who was playing as well as the Vegas netminder was. Sometimes, you need your stars to step up and get you out of trouble, and Carolina got that from Sebastian tonight on so many occasions.
It was Aho’s line that got the game-winner too, as Aho got the secondary assist on Seth Jarvis’ goal. Carolina’s top line was fantastic in this game and they really took this game by the scruff of the neck in the third period and took it away from a very depleted Vegas Golden Knights roster. It was a very good performance from the top line.
Aho had a really slow start to the season, and the fact he had 10 points in 8 games really says a lot. He wasn’t dominating games like we all know Sebastian Aho does, and he has started to show everyone that he is back. He’s scoring, he’s controlling games, and he’s being a leader. He’s a great player that is leading by example and can you ask for much more than that from a 24-year-old?