Throughout their 25 seasons in North Carolina, the Carolina Hurricanes have treated us to some fantastic moments. Often, all it takes is saying a date or a situation, and you can take yourself back to when it happened.
This got me thinking about the most significant goals we’ve ever seen scored by the Hurricanes, particularly those that stand out as the most clutch in franchise history. While it’s easier to point to the goals that stand out as being the most iconic, I want to focus on those that are the definition of “clutch.” This list will feature goals that happened so those iconic moments could stand the test of time. Naturally, there will be some overlap in that department because some of the Hurricanes’ most iconic goals are also their most clutch.
Over this three-part series, I want to display the vast history this team has created in a short period, both in the regular season and the postseason. As with all lists, this will be subjective to my taste, and the placement of many goals is largely interchangeable. Hindsight will always be 20/20, so if a goal happens in a playoff series that the team lost, it does hurt its placement. There will be goals here that might not seem significant to the average fan. There will also be some notable omissions that cause people to think I’m crazy. I promise, there is a method to my madness.