Helsinki Wrap Up : Carolina Hurricanes
Photo Credit: CHRIS SEWARD - CSEWARD@NEWSOBSER
Who stole the show this afternoon. That guy! Jeff Skinner wrapped up the series in Helsinki scoring the lone goal in shootouts. On top of that, he assisted on the only Carolina goal of the night, and undressed the Minnesota defense late in the game turning a nothing chance into something worth watching. With his ability to skate very well at his age, and his confidence with the puck, this 1st round pick is really starting to look promising to the club.
Yesterday's game was equally thrilling seeing as Brandon Sutter decided the focus was going to be on him. Stealing the show with 2 goals ( Game Winner ) to give the Hurricanes the win. Sutter should be able to take some of the offensive pressure off of Eric Staal. Staal faces the task of producing points without the help of Ray Whitney, since being shipped over to Phoenix. It will take some adjusting from coach Paul Maurice before finding a suitable winger for the Captain. Staal leaves Helsinki with a bit of a slow start (0 Pts 10 SOG 6 PIMS)
Cam Ward put a few critics to rest, walking out of Helsinki with an impressive 2 Wins 1.92 GAA and .944 S% . Regardless of his stats last year, I've never once doubted Ward's ability between the pipes. He's always ready to play and has some of the quickest pads in the league.
Very excited to see where this season takes us. So far it seems the rookies are lighting up the highlight reels around the league.
"It's a Caniac thing"