3 keys to get back to winning ways against the Buffalo Sabres

ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 18: Jordan Staal #11 of the Carolina Hurricanes looks on during the third period of a game against the Anaheim Ducks at Honda Center on November 18, 2021 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 18: Jordan Staal #11 of the Carolina Hurricanes looks on during the third period of a game against the Anaheim Ducks at Honda Center on November 18, 2021 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images) /
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TORONTO, ONTARIO – AUGUST 13: Dougie Hamilton #19 of the Carolina Hurricanes is congratulated by his teammates after scoring a goal against the Boston Bruins during the third period in Game Two of the Eastern Conference First Round during the 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Scotiabank Arena on August 13, 2020, in Toronto, Ontario. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ONTARIO – AUGUST 13: Dougie Hamilton #19 of the Carolina Hurricanes is congratulated by his teammates after scoring a goal against the Boston Bruins during the third period in Game Two of the Eastern Conference First Round during the 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Scotiabank Arena on August 13, 2020, in Toronto, Ontario. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) /

Powerplay momentum continues to build

Carolina’s powerplay found some success late in the Senators game as they found a way to break the duck on the Canes half of the scoreboard late on and start to give the team life. If the powerplay can continue to build on its success from the game against Ottawa, then Carolina could see this game become a laugher and pretty quickly.

Most offenses will go as their powerplay dictates. Carolina hadn’t scored in 20 attempts but got one last night, and the team sprung to life because they had hope. It’s important for a good team like the Hurricanes to continue their abilities to produce on the powerplay. From now going forward, they need to ensure that the team makes the most of their powerplay chances.

It’s going to be a difficult game for both units, and they need to play well. If the powerplay is clicking, it becomes a whole lot easier to score goals given the issues the team has suffered trying to put the puck in the net at 5v5. When we talk about what drags the Canes out of this slump, a large part of the solution is going to be the powerplay and its ability to add when the chance

Carolina’s game against the Sabres tonight is going to be vital for the team to ensure a win for the hockey club. It’s been too long since the Canes have gotten back into the swing of things. They will need all the success they can muster to get two points out of this game.