Well, that was an enjoyable game. 6-3 Canes is your final score as everything went right for the Canes offensively. In a game that had an offensive outburst from both teams, Carolina manage to double the Rangers up. They’re now above the Rangers in the standings with 4 games in hand. It was a result Carolina needed if they’re going to capture the division title that they are in contention for.
With the offensive outburst of nine goals in this one, it’s worth mentioning the special teams’ fight. Carolina went 2/2 on the man advantage while the Rangers’ powerplay went 2/3. With both teams struggling shorthanded, and only Carolina’s outrageously talented penalty kill being able to kill off a Rangers powerplay shows the amount of attacking talent on display in this game.
The Canes having exactly 2 minutes of powerplay time and being 2/2 on the powerplay pleases my OCD so much and I really cannot tell you why, but that’s not the point. The point is that the Canes kept up with the special teams’ fight and kept up with the New York Rangers’ big line. This is very promising as we talk about Carolina’s forwards moving into the next game.
We can all enjoy goals from Carolina’s youngsters, and Carolina’s young 19-year-old got on the score sheet as Seth Jarvis recorded the 2nd Canes goal of the game. He’s starting to show some of the skill that made him impossible to send back to Portland and the Canes are reaping the rewards of their former 13th overall pick. Jarvis looks more and more like he’s going to be a top-line talent.
Scoring spurts continue for the Canes who exploded out to another 5-1 lead in this one. Unlike the Boston game, the Rangers made it 5-3 Canes very quickly. This was a game where the Canes had to press down on the throat of the Rangers to fully take it out of their hands and they did that in a clinical fashion.