Its funny.. I travel too much for work to have season tix most of the time.. finally in a situation where I am not traveling at all, can afford the tix and they won't let me go.. soon as they start letting us in the building again, I will be back on the road..
Shaky game in places last night against a mediocre (and I am being generous I think) Redwings team. seemed to play a bit better down the stretch. I hope we do not get into this pattern of throwing 40 or 50 shots on goal to get 2 in the back of the net.. (empty netters don't count in my mind, statistically)
That is better than a wrist which is what it looked like at the time. But yes if they can keep this up they will be very dangerous.. those are the two finalist from last year that they beat in 3 straight.. and I will be honest.. I did not like our chances in the shootout last night.
Dallas is probably seeing Hurricanes in their nightmares. And Jordan Staal with another goal! The 'Canes gave Dallas an unnecessary point in that game. When Aho tried to go behind the back pass to Teravainen with an empty net and Dallas stole the puck & went the other way to score with under a minute left was a bad play on Aho's part. He makes so many quality plays the rest of the time, I won't hold it against him. Believe that Rod BrindAmour will have something to say about it though. I'm pretty sure that was the first time the Hurricanes won in a back to back series this year. I hope they keep it going.
I believe the Blue Jacket's first two goals made the Hurricanes mad. Columbus was up 3-1 in the second, then Carolina rolled off 6 unanswered goals. Brock McGinn and Jordan Staal with a pair. Teuvo Teravanien with a goal and 3 assists as well/ Nice team effort. Keep it rolling.
Hurricanes play Florida in Raleigh tomorrow 2-17-21 @ 5:00 p.m. start.
Another win against the Blackhawks. Nino Niederreiter with two goals and 1 assist to lead the Hurricanes in scoring (9 goals!) for the season. Wow, how dialed in is he? Vincent Trocheck with another goal & Martin Necas also lights the lamp. Jaccob Slavin adds an empty net goal for his first of the season to go along with an assist. James Reimer with another win in net, his 8th of the season!
Scheduling SNAFU puts Tampa in Raleigh tomorrow night instead of the Hawks again. The next four games are all against Tampa, two here and 2 there, then back to back against Florida makes for a tough stretch.
Discipline seems to be an issue on this team which surprises me.. they have got to figure out how to stay out of the dang box.. and so much of it is offensive zone stuff.. that will bite you in arse in the long run.