On Tuesday, the Hurricanes played their third preseason game. The lines were as follows: Svechnikov-Aho-Necas, Kotkaniemi-Staal-Teravainen, Niederreiter-Drury-Jarvis, Smith-Lorentz-Fast. The lines were: Slavin-DeAngelo, Skjei-Pesce, Cole-Bear. Raanta was the starting goaltender.
At the start of the game, it looked as if the Hurricanes didn’t know they were playing a game. They created a turnover almost immediately and that resulted in a goal for the Predators. However, the Hurricanes would get their revenge and score a goal of their own by Lorentz. It remained tied going into the second period.
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The second period came with penalties, and not just one here, one there. There were a few 4-on-4 plays. Before the penalties, the Predators scored yet again, making the hometown team losing by a goal. What do the Canes need to do? They need to play their game, find the chemistry, and not let the other team dictate how the game will go.
Jesper Fast tied the game in the third period at 2, but that would not be enough. The game ended up going into overtime, but the end result was a loss for the Hurricanes.
The Hurricanes will play on Saturday, October 9, at 4:00PM on NHL Network.