3 takeaways as Canes suffer first overtime defeat in San Jose

SUNRISE, FL - NOVEMBER 6: Head coach Rod Brind'Amour of the Carolina Hurricanes directs the players during a break in action against the Florida Panthers at the FLA Live Arena on November 6, 2021 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)
SUNRISE, FL - NOVEMBER 6: Head coach Rod Brind'Amour of the Carolina Hurricanes directs the players during a break in action against the Florida Panthers at the FLA Live Arena on November 6, 2021 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images) /
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SUNRISE, FL – NOVEMBER 6: Goaltender Antti Raanta #32 of the Carolina Hurricanes is assisted off the ice after being injured in a collision against the Florida Panthers at the FLA Live Arena on November 6, 2021, in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)
SUNRISE, FL – NOVEMBER 6: Goaltender Antti Raanta #32 of the Carolina Hurricanes is assisted off the ice after being injured in a collision against the Florida Panthers at the FLA Live Arena on November 6, 2021, in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images) /

It wasn’t the two points they wanted, but the Carolina Hurricanes improved to 14-2-1 on the year after an overtime defeat in San Jose. This was a poor performance from the Carolina Hurricanes as the Sharks edged out the goalie duel in this one, but it does open up room for improvement. At 14-2, the Hurricanes were straddling the line as a historically great team. Now, they look human and have room to grow.

Now, this result will not destroy the Canes season. Moving forward, yes the extra point here would have been nice, but the one point from this game is better than none at the end of the day, and Carolina now has to go away and learn from their mistakes in this one before they go onto Seattle. With the Hurricanes just not being up to speed in this game, the Hurricanes will require extra more time to improve in this one.

This was a trap game that the Hurricanes tripped over. I got a lot of reminders of the Arizona game at PNC Arena earlier in the year when the Canes needed a third-period comeback to stave off fears of a shock defeat at the hands of the Coyotes, who were winless at the time. San Jose was always going to be a threat in this game, and the Canes looked past the Sharks and got punished for it.

Carolina will move onto Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle for the first-ever matchup between the Kraken and the Canes, but before then, there need to be some takeaways from this defeat. This team was sloppy in Los Angeles, it was sloppy at points against Anaheim. This defeat will hopefully reset the system and we will see the Hurricanes get back to winning ways in their next game.