Yet another Carolina Hurricanes matinee game
Carolina has to be sick to death of the early games. 3:30 with Philadelphia, 4 with Los Angeles. That’s just within the last 2 weeks. They haven’t had a normal 7 PM start since the Anaheim game, and even that was 10 PM Eastern. Now, they’re on the right side of the country, and they have another early puck drop with the division rival that has tormented them since relocation.
Carolina’s all-time record in matinees is something that you do not want to look at in front of your children as it could scar them for life with how explicit it is, but they will have a chance for a win here regardless. Carolina comes into this game 15-3-1 and sitting at the top of the NHL at the time the puck drops. If they do not win this game, they will not be there anymore.
Make sure that you turn up to the game on time, do not start late or the game could be put out of reach, as it was in the game at FLA Live Arena at the start of November. This will be a daunting task for the Hurricanes, but the best teams can run this gauntlet and survive. It’s only true that they will have to beat their divisional opponents at some point, so why not start with the last Metro team to win the cup.
When this puck drops, all 20 players need to be ready to go. The coaches need to be alert, and the goaltenders need to be set. This is a big game for something this early in the season, and a Carolina Hurricanes victory would go a long way to seeing them certain of their playoff lives, even this close to American Thanksgiving. It would be a great result for a team that has struggled with sustained success.