Hockey Fan Forums banner
1 - 1 of 1 Posts

· Registered
2,514 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Losing on the road to a first-place team is acceptable. Losing at home to the worst team in the Western Conference is not.

The Carolina Hurricanes hope to avoid the latter scenario on Tuesday when they host the Los Angeles Kings.

After wins over Montreal and Boston, Carolina (28-23-7) closed a three-game road trip Saturday with a 5-4 loss to Minnesota, which pulled into a tie for the top spot in the Northwest Division.

The Hurricanes nearly came all the way back after falling behind 4-1, but missed an opportunity to pull within four points of Southeast Division-leading Atlanta. Instead, they remained eighth in the Eastern Conference, one point behind Montreal and two ahead of Toronto.

"We're proud of coming back in the game, but obviously we're not proud of losing the game," defenseman Bret Hedican said. "We're in a dogfight here, and we need every two points we can get."

Cam Ward was pulled for the third time this season after allowing three goals on eight shots midway through the first period. Ward had stropped 59 of 62 shots in his previous two starts.

Full Story
1 - 1 of 1 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.