A century of goals for Teuvo Teravainen
He’d been sitting on 99 for a long time, but eventually, that total ticked over. Teuvo Teravainen has finally hit the 100 goal mark for his career. It was a nice powerplay tally to get the Canes on the board in a game they had dominated and were losing 2-0. He really did help the Canes at least have optimism in this one, and he deserves credit for this. He really did his part for the Carolina organization.
Teuvo had 8 shots on goal and was just gripping and ripping the puck. He had forced a lot of great saves and diving blocks from the Ottawa Senators, but eventually, he did find his way onto the scoresheet. It was a big play at a big-time for the team, and it helped them get their tails up and force the Senators back into their own zone as the Canes pushed hard to knot this game up at 2.
When we talk about players that have been big parts of this organization for a long time, we will often find ourselves talking about the captain and the defenders. Someone that always flies under the radar is Teuvo, and he’s starting to show why the Canes pushed so hard to acquire him from the Chicago Blackhawks all those years ago. He’s been a fantastic player for this organization and you can’t ask for more than that.
Here’s to hoping he gets to 200 before too long, and that they all come with the Canes logo on his chest. He’s been a sensational player for the team despite being moved around all the time. Used to generate offense on multiple lines, Teuvo is so important for this team and it doesn’t get talked about nearly as much as it should. His importance at even-strength, shorthanded, and on the powerplay cannot be overstated.