RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Carolina Hurricanes want their record to better reflect their performance and that will take winning more games.
The next chance comes against the New Jersey Devils on Sunday at PNC Arena.
The health of the Devils is worth watching for this game as the matchup comes on the tail end of games on back-to-back days.
Both teams need a pick-me-up.
The Devils had a two-game winning streak snapped with Saturday's overtime loss to visiting Detroit. The Hurricanes are 2-5-2 in a recent games, including a 4-1 home loss Saturday night to the Columbus Blue Jackets.
"We didn't have the desperation," Hurricanes coach Rod Brind'Amour said.
It's one of the few times that the Carolina coach has expressed disappointment on the effort side.
"I think our record doesn't indicate how well we've played," Brind'Amour said of the season in general. "We probably deserved a few more wins there. But we've got to find a way to get those wins. There's still another level to get to."
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