The Carolina Hurricanes were handed their second loss of the season last night when they visited the San Jose Sharks.
After 60 minutes of play, the San Jose Sharks topped the Carolina Hurricanes by a score of 5-2.
Most of the Sharks scoring came off of the stick of winger Evander Kane. Kane was able to notch a hat trick in the first period. Two of those goals came off of the power play.
The goals for the Hurricanes came from defenseman Dougie Hamilton and newly acquired Eric Haula.
Martin Jones recorded 36 saves and has easily played his best game of the 2019-2020 campaign thus far.
The sticks of the Hurricanes were quiet in comparison to what they have been so far this year.
Penalty killing was the weakest point against the Sharks as well. Allowing two power-play goals in a span of under two minutes.
Carolina will appear next on Friday against Anaheim at the Honda Center. The Ducks have come out and made a big statement through the first seven games.
The Hurricanes will likely start Petr Mrazek on Friday if they keep with the platoon going. Starting in four games this season, Mrazek is 4-0-0 with a .919 save percentage and a GAA of 1.94, he also recorded a shutout in his last start.
The Hurricanes wrap up their road trip on the 24th against division rival Columbus Blue Jackets. Shortly after they will start a homestand where they host five of their next six and four in a row.
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