This game was absolutely infuriating to watch because we all know we were a thousandth of a second away from going to overtime if you think about the goal that didn’t count in the first due to time. But it is what it is and the Canes go 1-2 on the season against the Ottawa Senators. A friendly reminder, the Canes are going to be in the region of 60 wins. The fact Ottawa has taken five of a possible six points off the Canes is somewhat crazy.
Anyhow, this was the Jeykll and Hyde side of the Carolina Hurricanes rearing its ugly head. In this tale of two cities, I guess you could say… it was the best of times it was the worst of times. Being both 4-0 down and knowing that if they had played that 3rd-period effort across the entire game, they could have scored 9 hurts. This game really could be viewed as the one that got away when we get to the end of the season.
Carolina couldn’t get out of the blocks and found themselves in a 4-0 hole in this one and that always seemed like too much to overcome. That didn’t mean the team rolled over and just dealt with being down heavy in this one. They tried to rebuild and come back, but the effort fell short as they were defeated 4-3 in the end because that gap down 4-0 was just too much.
However, during that attempted comeback, we got to see the best of the Carolina Hurricanes. We saw the explosive offensive firepower that they possess and we saw them really flip this game on its head when they looked like getting blown out. They pushed and pushed and pushed, and they nearly were rewarded with two points, but it was just too much on the second half of this back-to-back.