Two back-to-back scores by Josh Ho-Sang and Jason Chimera erased a two-goal lead for the Hurricanes at the end of the second period, and John Tavares finished the job in OT to push the N̶e̶w̶ ̶Y̶o̶r̶k̶ Hartford Islanders past the #Redvolution 3-2 Tuesday night in Raleigh.
I’m sure Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy is excited. I’m not. Carolina opened up a 2-0 lead early in the second period. It looked like the Canes would cruise, but they were unable to build on their fast start. New York hung around and snuck in the two goals late in the second to kill our buzz. After that, I felt like we would lose. And sure enough, we did.
Joakim Nordstrom started things off on the right foot for Carolina. He jarred one on a feed from Lee Stempniak (see below). It has was his second goal in two nights.
Elias Lindstrom added another all by himself 40 seconds into the second frame.
But, like I said, that was the end of the fun. Carolina couldn’t cash in on opportunities and left the Islanders within striking distance. Then two quick goals turned momentum in a hurry.
I’m running out of categorizations for this season. But this was another storm that just never reached peak intensity and then broke apart. I’ll say a 1. The Canes did dominate the first two periods.
Cane of the Game
Nordstrom. I liked his goal better, and he scored in back-to-back games.
Enemy of the City
Attendance. Yeah, I get why people don’t want to go see a team with no chance at the playoffs, but attendance is a problem. I saw on Twitter announced attendance tonight was around 8,700 or something. Not going to help the ole average.
The Minnesota Wild and Eric Staal on Thursday night. The Hurricanes are now 28-27-12 on the season.
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Nordstrom photo credit Gregg Forwerck, Carolina Hurricanes.