Cardiac Canes

Tonight’s matchup between the Canadiens and Hurricanes was an awesome game. It was a great comeback by Carolina, being down 3-0 heading into the third. During the second intermission, coach Kirk Muller told the team, “We can just play this out, or we can go for it. This could be the period that turns this season around.” The Canes were given a 4 on 3 early in the final 20 in a very undisciplined game by the Habs, committing 10 penalties. Jeff Skinner, who has been on fire in December, started the scoring with a nice wrist shot. 37 seconds later, Skinner scores again on a 5 on 4 man advantage, cutting the lead to 3-2. Two minutes after the second Skinner goal, Eric Staal ties the game. It set off a caniac storm that would not subside, and the crowd was the loudest it has been since the first half of last season. With 11:44 remaining, Manny Malhotra gave the Canes a 4-3 lead. Shortly after, Subban capitalizes for Montreal on a PP, tying it up. With 3:29 left in regulation, Eric Staal was called for a penalty, which angered him after three missed calls on Montreal. He was given another penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct after repetitively screaming, “Are you kidding me,” to the ref. After killing off the 4:00 minute power play, Alex Semin zips the OT game winner past Carey Price. The “Cardiac Canes” struck again.

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