Carolina Hurricanes Report for January 17: Goals Abound in Winning Streak

January 17th, 2011 by Mark Jones Leave a reply »
The RBC Center's goal horn is getting a good workout so far in 2010. The Carolina Hurricanes (22-16-6, ninth in Eastern Conference) are 4-0-1 at home this year and have scored 25 times in those games, an average of five goals each.

They've also scored 23 games in their last five overall and gone 4-1-0 in those, only adding to a streak that now stands at 7-1-2, including points in nine of their last ten matches. The run has pushed the ninth-place 'Canes (with 50 points), within one point of eighth-place Atlanta with three fewer games played, within three points of seventh-place Montreal with one game in hand and within five points of the sixth-place Rangers with two fewer games played.

It also puts Carolina on pace for just over 95 points on the season, which should be enough to make the cut in a weak conference like the East, which had two teams with 88 points make the postseason last year (oddly enough, they were Philadelphia and Montreal, the two eventual combatants for the Eastern Conference title).

A 5-3 win in Florida on January 7th followed by a 4-3 overtime win against Atlanta on the ninth and a 6-5 shootout victory over the Flames on ...

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