After three weeks of the beginning and more than seven games played for all the 32 teams in the NHL, there is only one undefeated, with 1.000 points percentage on the regular season.
Carolina Hurricanes led the Metropolitan Eastern Division and the league, with nine wins in nine opportunities (five at home and four away), resulting in 18 points. Despite being just in the season start, the Canes are already opening distance from the other teams in the Division.
The second-placed, New York Rangers, with 14 points in ten games, followed by Washington Capitals, with 13 points in nine matches and Columbus Blue Jackets, with 12 in 9.
Considering all the Divisions, the second-better team is Florida Panthers, with 19 points, (six wins, three overtime wins and one OT loss), followed by Edmonton, with 16 points – seven wins, onde OT win and one loss.
Talking about the Oilers, they will be the next opponent of Carolina, which will face the Panthers on Saturday 6, in a challenging game. Currently, the Carolina Hurricanes are the third leading candidate to take the Stanley Cup title, according to Bovada. The odds in favor of the team are at +900.
Nine streak wins in NHL
In those nine challenges, the Hurricanes defeated eight teams: NY Islanders, Nashville, Montréal, Columbus, Toronto, Boston, Chicago, and Arizona, with 37 goals for, resulting in more than four per game and only 15 against (less than two per match).
With these numbers, the Canes have the second-best offense, behind Edmonton Oilers, with 39, and the best defense.
In seven of the nine matches from Carolina, the match finished with five or more goals. By the way, the only two opportunities it didn’t happen were playing at home.
Take a look at the previous results below:
- Islanders 3 @ Hurricanes 6
- Hurricanes 3 @ Predators 2
- Hurricanes 4 @ Canadiens 1
- Hurricanes 5 @ Blue Jackets 1
- Maple Leafs 1 @Hurricanes 4
- Bruins 0 @ Hurricanes 3
- Blackhawks 3 @ Hurricanes 6
- Coyotes 1 @ Hurricanes 2
- Hurricanes 4 @ Blackhawks 3
Much of the good beginning is because of three players, which had at least one goal or assist per game. Detach for Andrei Svechnikov, with seven goals (second-high from the league) and six assists, Sebastian Aho, with five scores and six passes, and Tony DeAngelo, with two goals and eight assists.
Last season, Carolina had 36 wins and 12 losses, and after the first place from the Division, the team fell for the current Stanley Cup Champion, Tampa Bay Lightning, in the Conference semi-finals. Inspired by the excellent start, the team hopes to go further this season.