From Noah Hanifin to Justin Faulk to Jaccob Slavin, the Carolina Hurricanes appear to be all in on a youth movement on their blueline. Almost assuredly, there will be growing pains as they adjust to their NHL careers, and there were certainly some on Friday against the New York Rangers.
Just over two minutes after scoring his 11th goal of the season, New York Rangers forward J.T. Miller forced an ugly turnover by pressuring 21-year old Slavin deep in the Carolina zone.
As if the grand larceny wasn’t enough, Miller added some insult to the injury by dangling his way around Eddie Lack for his second tally of the evening and the final goal in the Rangers’ 4-1 win.
The Hurricanes are still in the running for an Eastern Conference wild card spot but as evidenced on Friday night, they’re still a far from perfect squad.