Sunday, October 12, 2008

And so the season has started...

Canes are 2-0 after their first two games. They won their opener on Friday 6-4 and won last night in overtime against Tampa 4-3.

What disturbs me about both of these wins is the crappy start the Canes got off to. Down 2-0 to Florida and 3-0 to Tampa, they had to power back to get the wins.

Which, I suppose, is setting a better precedent than getting off to a bad start and losing, but I really would rather the Canes come out strong and finish strong.

I didn't think Ward (who played Friday) or Leighton (who played Saturday) looked very good. Both let in some goals that they should have stopped.

Dan LaCouture proved why the Canes gave him a contract, scoring one on Friday. Brandon Sutter also got his first NHL point in that game - he's looking good so far.

Eric Staal looked good in the Tampa game, scoring two of the four goals, including the OT winner.

If the Canes can stop digging themselves a multi-goal hole, I think they look to be in good shape for the season - although the real test will be against Detroit tomorrow...

1 comment:

WufPirate said...

Brandon Sutter is quickly making himself a fan favorite.