Hurricanes Historic Streak Comes to an End


Two Hurricanes Jesper Fast (71) and Captain Jordan Staal (11) raced ex-teammate and now Rangers forward, Vincent Trocheck (16) to the puck during the rivalry game last night.

Vince Barefoot, Staff Reporter

 The Carolina Hurricanes’ franchise-record 11-game win streak came to an end Tuesday, Jan.3 after a 5-3 loss came on the road to the NY Rangers.  The Rangers also knocked the Hurricanes out of the playoffs in the divisional round last year.

   Along with the 11-game win streak, another franchise-best 17-game point streak (a win or pushing a game into overtime) was broken. Head Coach, Rod Brind’Amour, was asked post-game how he felt the game went. “That game was not indicative probably of the way we play and yet we were still right there in the end.” Brind’Amour also added that special teams (specifically the Penalty Kill) did well and the goals scored on the Rangers’ power play were unlucky and fluke.

   Though the streak is over, the Canes are still in sole possession of first place in the heavily contested metropolitan division. The Hurricanes are back in action tomorrow against the struggling Nashville Predators.