Carolina Hurricanes Improving, but Breaking Even May Still Be a Struggle

November 23rd, 2009 by Mark Jones Leave a reply »

After so many losses, so many disappointments, and so much frustration, the Carolina Hurricanes are finally managing to get back on track.

Following a 14-game losing skid, including a seven-game pointless streak, the Hurricanes had fallen to the bottom of the NHL in almost every category, including the most important one—the standings.

But, recently, Carolina has begun to right the ship.

The Canes have points in their last five games, going 3-0-2 during that span. That stretch has included several fantastic games, including two three-goal comebacks after falling behind 3-0 at the first intermission both times.

Carolina broke their pointless streak against the Islanders, but fell 4-3 in overtime. Then they broke their record-tying losing streak against Minnesota, where they won in a shootout after blowing leads of 3-0 and 4-1.

The Hurricanes later held a 2-1 lead in Montreal until the final few minutes, but gave up a late goal and fell in the si ...

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