In a game that the Hurricanes trailed in twice, they hold out and defeat the Seattle Kraken by a score of 3-2. In a much better start than the last two games the Canes have played, Carolina was there from the opening puck drop and they started running the Kraken all over the ice early in this one. A rare 5-on-4 powerplay goal against the league’s best PK and a sloppy line change led to the goals against, but that won’t happen every game.
Two powerplay markers for the Canes in this one helped the team past a potentially tricky opponent in the newest addition to the league. A Teuvo Teravainen powerplay marker in his 500th career NHL game would help the team get over the line in a game here that was tighter than I think anyone would have liked it to have been. In the end, they got the win, that’s all that matters this time of year. Grind out results and keep moving up the standings.
A little bit of fear snuck into the fan base of the Carolina Hurricanes when it was announced that Alex Lyon would be the backup after he was recalled from Chicago on an emergency basis. It has since been revealed Frederik Andersen just didn’t feel great after being hit in the game against Washington, so they gave him the weekend off relying on Antti Raanta to get them four points.
One thing I have to talk about in this game was the fact that Martin Necas scored his first goal 18 games after his drought was ended when he was able to tuck the puck in under the outstretched goaltender of the Seattle Kraken and finally end his drought after weeks of relentlessly trying to bring about an end to his barren run. His head nearly hit the numbers in the rafters when he was jumping for joy in his celebration.