Rock you like a Hurricane
Jack Johnson: B – 15 minutes and a couple of blocked shots. Hard to nitpick his game as it’s the same night in and out.
Erik Johnson: C – Better game with four shots and four hits. He utilized his size tonight.
Devon Toews: B – He led the defensive core with five shots and three blocked shots. Rough road trip but they’ll bounce back.
Cale Makar: B – Almost 30 minutes played and a minus one. Not a bad game but not your “game changing” Makar performance.
Nicolas Aube-Kubel : D – 5 minutes and no shots…rough…
Tyson Jost: C – The Canes didn’t capitalize but you can’t take penalties in the third period tied. It was right in front of the net and was going to be called every time. 6 minutes played tonight.
Alex Newhook: B- – He was getting a little fiesty with ex-Av Ian Cole. Other than that, no shots and one hit.
Logan O’Connor: B+ – Strong performance on the penalty kill again. He’s gotta get a break eventually.
Ryan Murray: C – 15 minutes played and a minus one. He seemed more involved tonight but no real impact.
Nathan MacKinnon: A- – He had quite a few chances tonight and Raanta was all over it. He finished with nine attempted shots and a few posts.
J.T. Compher: B – He had three shots and 15 minutes played. He was the extra skater out there when Bednar pulled Kuemper.
Darren Helm: C+ – Not a lot going tonight. That could be said for most of the team.
Kurtis MacDermid: C- – Little over 9 minutes played and no shots. His ice time is creeping up there slowly.
Nazem Kadri: B – He has simmered down a little bit since his scorching start to the season. He was FIRED up after the Canes scored their first goal. Nuts and bolts – he got screwed by refs tonight.
Gabe Landeskog: B- – Rough third period for the Captain. A penalty, costly turnover and a game misconduct. He played decent, just a rough period.
Andre Burakovsky: D – Yikes, nothing for Burky tonight. Big games, need big plays.
Mikko Rantanen: C – I like his physicality but man, sometimes it’s costly. Another penalty and three giveaways tonight.
Darcy Kuemper: B+ – Heart. Break. Played lights out 55 minutes but a soft goal from the point snuck in. It could have been tipped but, still…such a great game till then.