I watched only parts of the Canes 3-1 win over the Canadiens in a New Year’s Eve social setting, so I will skip writing my usual recap. My tentative hope/plan is rewatch the game on Wednesday. If that happens at a reasonable hour, I will add my usual recap/notes.
At a higher level, the current seven-game home stand represents probably the Hurricanes best chance to climb the ladder and put some space between themselves and the 2020 NHL Playoffs cut line. The 2-0 start is obviously a step in that direction.