Tonight, Carolina is out in the Lone Star State as they visit the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. With the Canes looking to get back into the win column, Carolina’s trip to Dallas provides a little bit of optimism for the Canes moving forward. This is a very winnable game for the Hurricanes and the two points would go a long way to seeing the team return to winning ways.
This game against the Dallas Stars is a chance for the Canes to re-establish their dominance over a former divisional opponent from last year’s Central. When the Canes take to the ice in Dallas, it’s going to be another tough game in a tough building and the Carolina Hurricanes will need to find a way to emerge victorious from this one if they want to get back in the win column.
In their previous defeat at the hands of the Washington Capitals, the Carolina Hurricanes lost their lead not only at the top of the Metropolitan Division but also at the top of the NHL standings. Now the Canes will have to chase down their counterparts from the US Capital if they want to win the division to be certain of home ice in the first two rounds in the Stanley Cup playoffs.
This is a building that Carolina has found a lot of success in when on the road. They’re going into a very hostile environment and get the chance to prove who the superior southern market is. A win tonight would do them a lot of good, as they will be winning without half of their defensive core. Yes, the 3 RHD starters are all in the NHL’s COVID protocol and will be unavailable for the foreseeable future.