Unbelievable but true – Carolina (NHL), under an identical scenario, suffered a second defeat in a row. The curse of the “hurricanes” was Juuse Saros.
One of the most outstanding games of the day of the regular season of the National Hockey League took place in the Carolinas, where the local Hurricanes took on the Nashville Predators on home ice.
The team of Rod Brindamore has recently shown a crazy move, issuing a 17-match streak with points scored, and the last 11 matches in this segment have invariably ended in victories for the American team.
But in their previous NHL match, the Hurricanes were still defeated in regulation time, unable to cope with the talented attack of the New York Rangers (3:5). This misfire ended both of the Hurricanes’ phenomenal streaks, but it didn’t change the fact that the American team was in good playing condition.
So the start of the match with “Nashville” was in favor of “Carolina,” who managed to open an account in the eighth minute of the first period thanks to a goal by Paul Stastny in the majority game.
Already three minutes later, the “predators” answered with their realization of a numerical superiority – Filip Forsberg, who caught real courage in the last matches, managed to outplay the Russian Petr Kochetkov, who again played at the gates of the “hurricanes.”
The missed puck in no way affected the attacking mood of the Carolinas. Wards Brindamore staged a real assault on the possessions of Juuse Saros, but before the break, they failed to beat the finalist of the vote for the prize for the best goalkeeper of the last NHL season.