Stocking Stuffer: Carolina Hurricanes Weekly Preview (Dec. 14-20)

December 14th, 2009 by Mark Jones Leave a reply »
After such a dreadful October and November, the Carolina Hurricanes have come out quite a bit stronger in December.

Last week contained a brutal four-game road trip, where the Hurricanes got to have a nice tour of the arenas of many of the top teams in the Eastern Conference, as they went to Pittsburgh on Monday before eventually also visiting New Jersey, Washington, and Ottawa.

In those four games, the 'Canes picked up three points, winning a tight 3-2 game against the Penguins and also earning an additional tally in a 4-3 overtime loss to Washington.

Despite only picking up three points, it was a very successful road trip for Carolina, which (not counting empty net goals) was only outscored 12-10 against some of the NHL's best. The Hurricanes also got Cam Ward back from a six-week injury due to a thigh laceration.

However, after Ward's two opening debuts both ended in hard-fought losses, what does Paul Maurice do? Of course, he benches Ward in favor of Manny Legace, who plays decently but still can't pull out a win for the Canes against the Senators.

In addition to the inopportune and completely unreasonable benching of ...

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