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Thursday, October 27, 2005

Canes prevail 4-3 in OT

The Canes remained unbeaten in the RBC Center by outlasting the visiting Bruins in a 4-3 overtime thriller.

The Hurricanes continued their play with fire trend of going down two goals before storming back to take control of the game. Perhaps, though, this is just proof that in this "new" NHL, a two goal lead isn't what it used to be. Perhaps, also, the Hurricanes have finally gotten rid of all their Chairman Mo tendencies to cower in a corner when they found themselves down two goals. Obviously, the "Miracle at Molson" is notwithstanding.

Matt Cullen gave us a 1-0 lead midway through the first, but Boston would score the next three goals. Brad Boyes, Sergei Samsonov and Brian Leetch each had one. Boyes assisted on the Sasmsonov and Leetch goals.

Frank Kaberle tapped the puck into an empty net late into the second to make it 3-2. With about 12 minutes to play, Erik Cole tied the game with helpers from Kaberle and Eric Staal.

With 1:36 to go in the OT period, Matt Cullen finished off a chance by poking the puck, one-handed, past the Bruins' Andrew Raycroft.

Eric Staal had two assists on the game, giving him a total of 15 points (6/9), which ties him for the league lead.

Andrew Hutchinson was a healthy scratch, and still has zero points. At this point, I may be willing to concede the hotdog with cheese and the two beers to Jes Gölbez. It looks like he's definitely going to be the odd man out on the Canes blueline.

1 comment:

CasonBlog said...

Noooo! Don't concede yet. Injuries might change the dynamic. Plus, the 'Canes still have their December swoon ahead of them. I think Hutchinson is a real deal. It's just crowded right now. Jes is a good Slovene. He'll be content to wait for his victory...;)


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