Positives and Negatives from the Carolina Hurricanes’ November Performance

November 30th, 2014 by Mark Jones Leave a reply »
After a promising start to November, the Carolina Hurricanes' epidemic of one-goal losses took hold and careened the team's monthly record back below .500 by Thanksgiving.

Nonetheless, Carolina's second month of the 2014-15 season was undoubtedly a marked improvement of their first month. Following a winless 0-6-2 October, a 7-7-1 November helped the Hurricanes jump the Columbus Blue Jackets for seventh place in the Metropolitan Division and pull within two points of the sixth-place Philadelphia Flyers.

Outside of the mediocre record, moreover, the 'Canes actually performed fairly well. The team outscored its opponents (10 of 15 of which made last season's playoffs) by a 39-35 margin and outshot them 480-434.

Entering a critical, potentially season-direction-deciding December, what positives and negatives can the club take away from now-concluded November? A breakdown lies in the coming slides. 

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