Carolina turn back to Frederik Andersen for this one
After he was rested in the 2-1 overtime loss in the Shark Tank, Carolina turns to the Great Dane that is Frederik Andersen to get the team back to winning ways. Freddie played both games in Southern California and will be tasked with the final game in this west coast trip before the team heads back east. Carolina turns back to their early season Vezina candidate to restore normality to the lineup.
Obviously, Andersen cannot do it all himself and will need someone to put the puck in the net at the other end. If he gets the same run support that the Canes didn’t get for their goaltender when they were in San Jose, this game is going to be very cagey at best. Carolina cannot afford to leave their goaltender out to dry again. They have been too good this season to not give the support to.
Score three goals and this game will be over if Freddie plays anywhere near as well as he had during the rest of the season. He’s been the reason that the Carolina Hurricanes have gotten two points in a lot of games. Give him the support he needs and Andersen has shown that he can shut the door and keep the lead for the Canes. He’s not been leaking goals like previous netminders.
Tonight, Andersen hopefully won’t be needed too much, but having someone like Andersen ready to go when they need him is very reassuring. He’s been so hot and he’s already remade his highlight reel with the Carolina Hurricanes. He makes timely saves, again and again, to bail the team out of trouble and will be tasked with backstopping the team to victory again tonight.