During their march through the playoffs, the Carolina Hurricanes have benefited from some poor health on the part of their opponents:
Can the Canes and Oilers bring more intrigue tonight? After winning an action-filled opener, Carolina wants to take advantage of Edmonton’s goaltender dilemma in Game 2.
Still reeling from Monday’s stunning turn of events, the Edmonton Oilers will have to pick up the pieces in a hurry to avoid falling into an even bigger hole in the Stanley Cup final.
Luckily, Edmonton has nowhere to go but up after a disastrous Game 1 in which it blew a 3-0 lead, dropped the game 5-4 and lost starting goaltender Dwayne Roloson for the remainder of the playoffs to a right knee sprain.
I would say that about 70% of the media are thinking Markkanen is the guy for game 2. It may be the case, but I didn`t get that impression..not at all. In practice they worked Ty much harder and he looked much sharper in my opinion. Jussi was fighting the puck and much tighter. I counted three times he whacked his stick on the crossbar in frustration in practice…