Carolina lose 4-3 in the shootout in another game that kicked the opponent around for 65 minutes. Have we seen this story before? It’s just not good enough as the team gives up 15 shots while mustering 47 of their own and they lose, yet again. Dominating teams for 65 minutes and losing is becoming a theme and I really dislike it. This also spoiled the Carolina Hurricanes debut of Max Domi.
Carolina dominated the Dallas Stars for the duration of the game, but they couldn’t convert. There were great chances at 5-on-5 and during the 3-on-3 overtime that the Carolina Hurricanes wasted and just never seemed to have the clinical finishing ability that they would need to get the result they desired. Carolina fell short and suffered a 4-3 shootout loss on a National Broadcast.
As I mentioned, Domi made his debut. In his 10 minutes of ice time, he was rather unnoticeable. He spent the game on the fourth line because of course he did. Domi’s skill set is obviously better suited to playing higher in the lineup, but I don’t know if there’s a disconnect between management and the coaching staff or if they’re just trying to ease Domi in because he’s not a fourth-line guy.
Nino Niederreiter would tally twice in the game for the Carolina Hurricanes as the Swiss winger would go toe to toe with Roope Hintz of the Stars, but in the end, it was to no avail. The Hurricanes lose another game at home that they completely dominated and they’ve dropped to 1-3-2 in their last six games. It’s a scary trajectory that the team has found itself on and the need to get back into the win column if they’re going to try to win the division.