Yes, this is a few days late, but I’m still struggling to believe my eyes when I watch these highlights and rewatch the game footage. Carolina was just rampant. Down 4-0 halfway through the game and winning 7-4 like it was nothing just speaks to how good this team has been this year. Obviously, Columbus being forced to put in a cold netminder for the third period was lucky, but the Canes took advantage.
5 third-period goals headlines a beautiful comeback win over their Metropolitan division foes in Columbus. It’s still mind-boggling how well the Canes were playing. What I find most difficult to believe is that the Canes fell 4-0 behind when they were being so dominant. Carolina finished the game with nearly 50 shots. Columbus didn’t amass 20. The Canes were dominant the whole way through.
Only 6 Hurricanes didn’t get a point in this game, including both of the Ahovainen duo and the goaltender that started the game! The one that came in to relieve him? He had an assist on the game-tying goal because of course he did. He’s an early-season Vezina nominee, and if the Norris is anything to go by, it’ll go to the goalie with the most points. He really got a point and a win in a game he didn’t start.
What even happened? I have to talk about this game, and I’m STILL speechless. For the first time in 1989 when the team was the Hartford Whalers, they have overcome a 4-goal deficit in a game to win. It’s the 2nd time in franchise history and the first since relocation. Carolina remains unbeaten when they reach 3 goals in a game this year.