SCORE MORE THAN 2 GOALS, PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THAT’S HOLY
Are you sick of hearing about the Carolina Hurricanes issues in front of the goal with the puck? Are you sick of me writing about said issues in preview after preview? Well, I’m certainly sick of writing about these issues and I’m running out of creative ways to say “The Carolina Hurricanes could not score a goal with 50 shots against their former 3rd string netminder”. It’s starting to take a toll on me.
Carolina’s “scary” attack seems to have been a ghost because when it showed up, it was capable of scaring and intimidating everyone. But since then, it’s decided to take the rest of the year off and it’s on vacation somewhere in the Caribbean. This is getting ridiculous. In 7 of the last 11 games, the canes have been held to 2 goals or less. That’s not good enough for any team with cup aspirations.
Moving forward, is there a solution for the Canes to get the puck to the net short of running the two opponent netminders and trying their luck with an EBUG? Very simply put, the Canes need to get traffic to the net and keep the puck on the ice. Take the goalie’s eyes away and shoot for rebounds. You’re not going to be able to blast pucks in, so you need to be greasy and score grinding goals.
Either that or you give the puck to a player with a very talented shot and give them somewhere to aim at in hopes that the infection of poor luck going around the dressing room hasn’t gotten to them yet. This is something that I am far less optimistic about, but it’s not something you can rule out given some of the talents on this roster. I just pray to god this game doesn’t result in a comeback in the 3rd period that the Canes lose.