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Hurricanes stay perfect in thrashing of Leafs
Oct 28, 2021, 4:35:00 AM

Hurricanes stay perfect in thrashing of Leafs

The Carolina Hurricanes stay perfect with a 4-1 win against the Toronto Maple Leafs. The squad hopes to keep their hold of the league’s best record and secure home advantage.

The Hurricanes cruised past the Leafs with a 4-1 thanks to Frederik Andersen’s 24 saves. It was his first game against the Leafs since signing a deal with the Hurricanes on July 28. Andrei Svechnikov had a goal and an assist while Jaccob Slavin tallied two dimes to set the plays for the Hurricanes.

The best team in the league is now standing at 5-0-0 and they are not holding back in their games. The team said it was a heavy night for them. Andersen said the game turned out as he expected it to be, and he is pleased with the win.

‘The most difficult part was to not think about what they're going to do because I know them so well’, the former Leafs star said. ‘It was tough mentally to shut that off and not try to analyze every play and just react to it’.

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There was a lot of respect for the best team in the league. Leafs coach Sheldon Keefe said the Hurricanes have set the standard when it comes to their games, and it is hard for them to catch up with them. He even said that it is the hardest game they have ever played for the whole season. That shows a lot about the growth that the Hurricanes had this summer.

The Leafs led 1-0 at 3:25 in the first period, but the Hurricanes were gritty for the rest of the game and they came back to win the game for good. The Leafs did not have an answer for the Hurricanes’ raging offence and allowed them to take the lead late in the second period.

The Hurricanes are ready to take the big leap in the 2022 season and it means a lot for their chances in the playoff push. Who knows, the team may even score a win all the way to the Stanley Cup Playoffs soon.

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Words: Paul Daniel Flores

Image: PA