Calvin De Haan and Jalen Chatfield have their own streak going. From heretofore it shall be known throughout the land as the “Hanfield Era” and it extends further back than the current Carolina Hurricanes points streak.
Since the now infamous game against Arizona, where the Canes lost 4-0, De Haan and Chatfield each have one negative point game. That game, was against the Calgary Flames and both went for -1. Chatfield played 16 shifts and 13:04 of ice time. De Haan clocked 12:06 of ice time and also had 16 shifts.
From November 29th against the Pittsburg Penguins until AND including December 27th’s game against the Chicago Blackhawks, Calvin De Haan and Jalen Chatfield have not had a negative point game. Not a single game between the pair.
Odd streak, yes. Beneficial for the Carolina Hurricanes, absolutely.
During the “Hanfield Era” De Haan has posted 4 points. Chatfield has just 2, those 2 including his first NHL goal against the Pittsburg Penguins in a big time Metro Division match up in Pittsburg on December 22nd.
While neither are at the top of the points totals for the Carolina Hurricanes (even among defensemen), both have provided at minimum 15 shift every game during the “Hanfield Era.” In that time, the Canes have completed the much discussed and highly successful road trip where they earned 10 of 11 possible points, and have been on the 9 game winning streak that extended last night with a win against the struggled Chicago Blackhawks.
Woe to the Canes fan that forgets the Hurricanes have vaulted passed a now cooling New Jersey Devils team into 1st place in the Metro Division and 2nd place in the league behind a still very good Boston Bruins team. Again, all during the “Hanfield Era.”
Calvin de Haan and Jalen Chatfield are not taking anything away from the Carolina Hurricanes. Literally or figuratively. During the “Hanfield Era” the Canes have certainly benefited from their solid defensive play, and the points they’ve added.