Carolina drops another game on the season as they continue to go through this rough patch. In a game that they dominated and really had the better scoring chances. Dallas really started to retreat back into its shell as the game progressed, and by the third period, it was just a shooting gallery for the Canes, but it was to no avail. An annoying loss that continues to highlight the scoring woes.
In the third period, Carolina lashed wave after wave down into the Dallas end and just couldn’t solve the puzzle in order to get out of the American Airlines Center with two points. This now highlights a 5th time in the last nine games where the Canes have been held to 2 goals or less, and it’s a particularly concerning reoccurring problem. Certainly something the team will look to fix going forward.
Yet, Carolina got outscored in each period as they lost this game. It’s such a concern that the team cannot solve goaltenders consistently, and it’s bringing fans back to the days of the rebuild when the forwards couldn’t hit the broadside of a barn, but that was fine because they were paid to not be able to hit the broadside of a barn. It’s a major regression for the team, and it’s starting to concern fans.
I don’t know what the Canes need to do in order to fix their scoring problems. It’s a ghost that seems to haunt the Hurricanes, but if they do not find a solution fast, this could be a wasted year for a team that had desires of being a Stanley Cup Contender and started the season with a perfect 9-0-0 record, things are starting to go pear shape in a hurry.