In a single game, Carolina seems to have woken their depth scoring up. We will see if the scoring throughout the lineup sustains as they head to Western Canada, but for now, the Canes have defeated the Buffalo Sabres 6-2 in a game that saw a lot of good come out for the Canes. Now, the result isn’t perfect, you would prefer to have not given up the two goals, but to outscore the opponent felt nice.
Carolina came into this game with major scoring woes, and they left this game with a revitalized middle six. With almost everyone on the team remembering what a puck is and how to put the rubber disk on the ice in between the pipes, Carolina found themselves on the winning end of a blowout and it felt great. Stabilizing the bad run before a long road trip gives the team a little momentum.
It’s important to remember this isn’t a very good Sabres team that the Canes trampled, but they trampled an NHL team and scored goals doing so. This was an early Christmas miracle as half the team end slumps in this game it felt like. This could be a massive turning point game as the Canes end their slide. If they get home ice by two points in the first round, this very well could be a game that decides it.
It feels so good to be able to talk about the Canes winning that I’m not entirely sure where to start. How do you even spell victory? That’s funny because it’s spelled… not the point. Now, we have a Canes win to talk about as we got to see another hug at the end of the game since the Canes beat the Buffalo Sabres by a score of six goals to two.