Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Canes lose in shootout

Canes lost in a shootout to the C[r]apitals 3-2 last night.

Honestly, I think the Canes are lucky to get a point out of this meeting. They really didn't play well, and had no real offense to speak of. I mean, our two goals were pretty lucky - Hamilton's in the first was an improbable bank shot off of a Washington defenseman's leg, and Cole's was lucky to be called a goal - at least if the delay in reviewing it is any indication - he literally crashed the net, being pushed in by a C[r]apital. Otherwise the Canes offense was sort of meh...

Of course, this might be because we are missing a huge number of people, Patrick Eaves being added to the list because he apparently caught the flu. It was like watching the Albany River Rats without moving to New York and dealing with all the snow.

Speaking of Albany, the Canes signed their first round pick Brandon Sutter to a three-year deal. He'll report to Albany for now.

So, yeah, lead in the Southeast is down to four with five games left... not cool.

Next game's against the Thrashers on Friday.

Erik Cole stats: 1 goal
On the season: 22 goals, 25 assists

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