Analysis from Raleigh
→ Coming out of the bye week, the Carolina Hurricanes entered into a crucial five-game homestand that had potential to determine their fate down the stretch of the season. Today, they closed the book on a disappointing five-game stretch (1-3-1) with a 3-1 loss at the hands of the Calgary Flames. Johnny Gaudreau's two goals and one assist spurred the Flames, while Victor Rask's power-play tally was the Canes' lone source of offense.
"It was a slower game, and we just had to execute better from the D ranks all the way up to the forwards to create more offense," Jordan Staal said.
"I don't think we ever got going at any point in the game," head coach Bill Peters said. "We never got to a level that was high enough."