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Canes hope they have reached rock bottom with flat performance in Calgary

Sean Monahan scored twice and led the Flames to an easy win over Carolina
Sean Monahan scored twice and led the Flames to an easy win over Carolina
Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

The Carolina Hurricanes were hoping for a better performance after a disappointing loss in Winnipeg but instead could only muster a total of 16 shots on goal for the game as they were dominated by the Calgary Flames, 5-0 on Thursday night at the Saddledome.

The loss means that the Canes continue to be the only winless team in the league as they fell to 0-4-2.

The team came out with a pretty good showing in the first period, even though they could only get four shots on goal.  Dennis Wideman scored on a long shot from the blueline with 1:48 left in the period and that turned out to be the game-winner.

The wheels came off for Carolina as the second period started and things only got worse as the game went on.

There is not much more to report as the Hurricanes will have to figure out how to regroup and look like a professional hockey team when they play the Oilers in less than 24 hours.

Game Notes:

  • The Canes 16 shots on goal is the lowest total in awhile.  They had four shots in the first, seven in the second, and a measly five in the third.
  • Faceoff winning percentage dropped to 43% in this game.
  • John-Michael Liles played a team high 21:46.  Justin Faulk played 17:11 and was -3.
  • Zach Boychuk had a team high five hits.
  • Event Summary stat sheet