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Canes Drop Two in the Sunshine State

Carolina loses 4-0 to the Lightning and 4-2 to the Panthers

NHL: Preseason-Carolina Hurricanes at Florida Panthers Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports

The Carolina Hurricanes dropped both of their games on Friday night in Florida in their first ever “two games in one night” experiment.

They were shut out in Tampa Bay, 4-0 and lost in Sunrise, 4-2. Your humble narrator did not have the pleasure to watch either game so I will have no specific commentary.

I will say though that whoever came up with the idea to play two games simultaneously with a split squad as well as split coaching staff, might want to rethink that strategy, even if it is just preseason.

I thought it was a mistake the first time I saw it on the schedule.

Michael Bunting and Brendan Perlini scored the two goals against the Panthers. According to reports, Bunting was all over the ice, which is great news.

In Tampa Bay it was announced that all-star goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy would miss two months because of surgery.

“Hold my beer” said journeyman goalie Jonas Johansson who has played for three different NHL teams in four seasons. The Swede is sporting a career .886 save percentage in the NHL.

Supposedly, he looked like a superstar while earning a 42 save shutout win against Carolina.

The club will take Saturday off and then will return to work on Sunday.