A Step in the Right Direction
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As important as it was to get a victory and end their three-game losing streak, the Canes still aren’t completely satisfied with their play and will look for even more tomorrow night against Montreal and through the rest of their upcoming home-heavy schedule.
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Specifically, Laviolette will be looking for more offensive output. The Canes only generated one shot on goal in the third period against
As a team, the tricky part now for the Canes will be to hold on to the momentum from last game – with a two-goal comeback and the breaking of the shootout jinx, there should be plenty – and not fall back into the rut they were in last week.
“Obviously you want to keep building,” said Laviolette. “I don’t know if you want to put do-or-die on the next game, it seems a little bit much, but certainly we want to build.”
In addition to taking the ice for a pre-practice workout like he did last week, Justin Williams stuck around for the first 15 minutes or so of regular practice, albeit in a gold non-contact jersey. I don’t know how he felt, but he didn’t look out of place.