In dramatic fashion, Carolina cap off their six-game road trip with a 6-3 win over the Philadelphia Flyers. They return to Raleigh with a 4-1-1 record and take 9 of the possible 12 points on the road trip. A good road trip overall, but this game really capped it off in style. Considering this trip started with the Canes doubling up the Golden Knights, the symmetry was a nice touch I thought.
Anyway, the Hurricanes had gone 140 minutes without a goal from a forward heading into this game. All 6 goals from this one were tallied by the forwards. There were some beautiful goals in this one, but that’s not all of it. There was a lot of good to take away from this game, and a lot of highlight-reel plays. In fact, the only greasy goal I can think of is really the goal that made it 3-3.
Carolina put on an offensive clinic, and their goaltender got a lot better as the game went on to ensure that the Canes held their lead. It was another matinee mayhem performance for the Hurricanes and the team, but they found a way to ensure that it went the way that they needed it to. There were a LOT of goals in this game, and I could easily talk about them all, but I’m gonna limit it to 3 to not take all your free time.
Anyway, let’s get into the three takeaways from today’s matinee game. Carolina gets six goals, two points, and retakes their place atop the league standings. With the Washington Capitals beating the Florida Panthers, it means that Sunday’s game is a straight-up slogfest for the division lead. Anyway, they played Philadelphia tonight, so let us talk about this game before I get too far ahead of myself.