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Venue: PNC Arena | Coach: Bill Peters
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The Canes may get Jordan Staal back by the New Year. That will be a nice boost, but it probably won't make a ton of difference with the Hurricanes in the East basement by seven points.
As the teams that had previously accompanied the Hurricanes in the league basement start showing improvement, Carolina is keeping company with the Oilers. Rough go of late.
The Hurricanes have been close in a lot of games, but close doesn't fill the win column. The good news is Eric Staal wasn't seriously injured after being hit by a puck Sunday.
There's something to be said for not being in last place, but the Hurricanes are only one point clear of the basement currently.
Just barely out of the last-place discussion, the Hurricanes haven't been able to sustain much success this season. The goaltending is a real issue again with an .895 team save percentage.
Optimism has been short lived in Carolina as the Canes followed up their impressive five-game winning streak with a three-game skid. This team has really, really struggled on the road in particular.
All Carolina needed to do was get out of October apparently. After going winless in October, the Canes have points in all six games in November including five wins.
The Hurricanes are finally getting healthy again and it's showing in the results. With back-to-back wins, Carolina has shown signs of life for the first time this season.
Eric Staal is inching closer to a return, but how much can he alter this team's fortunes? The brighter days may come in the form of the draft lottery.
The Canes should improve some once they get some of their star forwards back, but has it ever been a rough go without them. Carolina is hard to fully judge because of the often incomplete lineup.
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The better question to ask the Hurricanes these days is "Who's healthy?" The answer, you'll probably find, is "no one." Stars Eric and Jordan Staal and Jeff Skinner are all on the shelf.
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