Carolina Hurricanes Report (Dec. 18): Comebacks Fueling Winning Streak

December 18th, 2010 by Mark Jones Leave a reply »
Recovering from a two-goal deficit at the second intermission of a game, much less a road game within the division, is always tough to do. Doing it twice in two days, though, is unheard of.

That's what the Carolina Hurricanes (14-12-4, 9th in the East) have done, though, recovering from a 3-1 score at the end of the second period (and a 3-0 first period deficit) against the Florida Panthers on Wednesday and coming back from a 2-0 deficit at the second break against the Atlanta Thrashers Thursday night.

Amazingly, they were the first two times the 'Canes had won this season when trailing at the second intermission, and they cap off the Hurricanes first three-game winning streak of the season; all three wins having come on the road.

Carolina actually has managed to earn a point in four games in a row despite scoring not a single goal in the first period of any game.

Through six games in December, including five games away from Raleigh, the 'Canes have earned nine of 12 possible points and pulled within four points of a playoff spot with as many as four games in hand (fewer games played) over other teams within the t ...

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