The Carolina Hurricanes are suddenly playing well defensively and on the road. Struggles in both areas played a role in them being at the bottom of the Eastern Conference earlier this month.
Coming off a major confidence builder, the Hurricanes can continue their climb up the East standings Tuesday night if they beat the New Jersey Devils for the second time in four days.
Following a 5-1 home loss to the Devils on Dec. 3, Carolina was tied for the fewest points in the league with 20. The Hurricanes have since recorded 15 points (7-3-1), and the only East team with more in that span is first-place Washington.
"We're going the right way," coach Bill Peters said. "We play more of a puck-possession game. Our D skate better and is very young. That's exciting." >> Read more...