5 Key Reasons for the Carolina Hurricanes’ November Point Streak

November 11th, 2014 by Mark Jones Leave a reply »
The Carolina Hurricanes have evidently never enjoyed a holiday as much as they did Halloween 2014.

What appeared a lifeless skeleton of embarrassment less than two weeks ago—after a winless 0-6-2 October that made even Buffalo temporarily worry about their status as Connor McDavid favorites—has suddenly transformed into the hottest team in the NHL.

The 'Canes boast a league-best 5-0-1 record in November, and the month is only 12 days old.

Cam Ward has enjoyed a career resurrection; he's an unblemished 5-0 with a .946 save percentage and 1.39 GAA this month. In front of him, the top pairing of Justin Faulk and Andrej Sekera has regained 2013-14 form, and a collection of young forwards are providing consistent scoring.

What crucial factors have played into the hot streak that's pulled Carolina to within three points of a playoff spot? A breakdown lies on the coming slides.

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