State of the Hurricanes: Win Streak Wonders and Rival Makes Bold Move

Carolina Hurricanes (Photo by Jaylynn Nash/Getty Images)
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Carolina Hurricanes
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After the Carolina Hurricanes defeated the Boston Bruins, Boston Head Coach Jim Montgomery offered a succinct explanation as to how the Hurricanes won 4-1 against the best team in the league.

“I thought they checked us right out of the rink,” Montgomery said.

For this week of the Hurricanes, physicality and determination defined their success.

This week for the Hurricanes had them face strong team after strong team, and yet the team overcame adversity and came out stronger for it.

The game against Boston serves as an example, and the Hurricanes did thoroughly dominate other good teams like Buffalo. However, the multi-goal victories did not showcase the team’s capability.

Their talent showed when they were down against teams like the Kings and Sharks. They came back to win those games in brilliant fashion, and it shows the ceiling of this team.

Earlier in the season, Carolina had a stretch when they went 2-4-4 on a five-game losing streak, where they struggled to score. Their wins against contenders this past week shows how the team evolved from that point.

Though the Boston game alone may not define this current stretch of Hurricanes hockey due to the absurdity of some other games, it should simply because it says one thing about the team.

The state of the Hurricanes could not be better heading into the All-Star break.