After another very long summer, the Canes hit the ice Saturday, October 7, 2017 against the Minnesota Wild, coming up with an exciting 5-4 win with a shootout win after leading the game for only 90 seconds.
About Bob Fennel
This author has yet to write their bio.Meanwhile lets just say that we are proud Bob Fennel contributed a whooping 213 entries.
Entries by Bob Fennel
The Carolina Hurricanes won their last preseason game against the Washington Capitals 3-1 to end their preseason with a mark of five wins, two losses. The teams on the ice were as close to opening night rosters with the game having nearly everything a regular season game would have. Big name missing was Alex Ovechkin for Washington.
After winning their first two preseason games on the road, the Canes lost to the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-3 on Wednesday September 20, 2017 at the PNC Arena. The Canes beat Tampa Bay the night before in Florida and beat the Buffalo Sabres on Monday.
Once again, readers of the CaryCitizen.com will have another great 3-for-1 game special. The deal will include a preseason game and two premier games including the HOME OPENER against Minnesota and Eric Staal on Saturday, October 7, 2017.
Opening night is just two months away and GM Ron Francis has been given plenty of accolades for his mastership of deals he’s been able to close this summer.
While many called this year’s draft “weak,” any draft compared to the last two will be considered weak as those draft years were simply amazing. Make no mistake, the rookies here this week are a talented group. Their skating ability is superb and some have stick handling ability certainly on the NHL level.
The Carolina Hurricanes played their final home game of the season. This game had more emotion, more jump, more speed, more passing, scoring and, best of all, more Caniacs in the seats.
It wasn’t that the Islanders were that much better or played as a team that needs to win all of their last games, as they do, to have any chance of the Playoffs. It was more that the Canes, now officially out of the Wild Card slot for the playoffs, were as flat as they’ve been all season.
The Carolina Hurricanes ended their franchise record game point streak losing to the Dallas Stars 3-0, in a heart breaker of a game in front of a very good and supportive crowd. Kari Lehtonen earned every bit of the shut out but until the third period, he wasn’t challenged as much as he should have been as the Canes were flat and didn’t have that desperation that was evident late in the game.
The Carolina Hurricanes set a franchise record of 13 straight games with garnering a point with an exciting 2-1 win in overtime on a punch-in goal by Noah Hanifin. The Columbus Blue Jackets are vying for both the President’s Trophy, the division and conference championship so this game meant as much to them as it did for the Canes in keeping their playoff hopes alive. The Canes remain four points out of the last Wild Card slot as Boston also won but leap frogged the Islanders who lost to the Flyers.