Canes blow past Golden Knights, 4-2
The Carolina Hurricanes scored a huge win against one of their league rivals after going 4-2 over the Vegas Golden Knights. The Canes were on fire from start to finish and had a strong attack to get the win when it mattered the most.
The Canes have been playing at a high level to start off the 2022 season. The team has a 12-2-0 record after this win and it is the first of a season-long six game road trip. The games have been always in their favour so this win was not much of a surprise at all.
For coach Rod Brind’Amour, the Canes were on point and have carried the same pace they had in the past few games. Their luck continues to bring them through after a series of tough finishes in the past few years.
‘Great game for us. It's probably how it should look considering they're missing a lot of players’, the Canes’ head coach said. ‘I thought we just stuck to our game the whole way’.
Tony DeAngelo nailed his first goal in seven games at 11:07 in the first period to draw first blood for the Canes. He took a cross-ice pass and took his shot from the right face-off circle. Sebastian Aho then scored his power play shot at 19:03 off a point shot rebound.
Seth Jarvis then came alive in the third frame as the Canes took a 3-2 lead at 1:11 when he got the puck off Ethan Bear’s shot from the right circle. Vincent Trocheck then capped off the win with a final shot to make it 4-2.
Shea Theodore and Brett Howden scored for the Golden Knights in their loss. They are now 9-7-0 in the league after this loss and even Robin Lehner’s 38 saves were not enough to give them a chance to win.
It felt good for the Canes to win a big game. They have carried the same pace they had in the playoffs, and their short run has been the main fuel to the squad. The Canes are on a hot roll so far, and this shows a lot of promise in their title hopes.
Words: Paul Daniel Flores