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On Friday night, the Charlotte Checkers overcame a 3-0 lead late in the second period to score five straight goals in a 5-3 win over the visiting Hershey Bears. Charlotte now has a 3-2 lead in the series as it shifts back to Hershey for games six Sunday and (if necessary) seven on Monday.
Drayson Bowman had an empty net goal and two assists. Oskar Osala had a goal and two assists. Nick Dodge had the game winner for the second game in a row. Brett Sutter had a goal and an assist. Zach Boychuk also had a goal and one assist.
It would have been easy for the team to give up. Down 3-0 late in the second, they could have folded up the tents and mailed it in for the rest of the game. But they didn’t. They stayed hungry, got a good break on a late goal in the second. Then they got a power play goal in the first minute of the third, and it was a new game. Instead of being down and out, they responded with a flurry of goals and put themselves into a good position. Two chances to finish off this series on the road.
The Carolina Hurricanes dug themselves in a very deep hole with a14-game losing streak early in the season and horrendous play throughout the first half. Since January 1, they’ve been playing very good hockey and had actually put themselves in a position to discuss playoff possibilities. Their main enemy over the last few weeks hasn’t been the Boston Bruins (who are currently in eighth place) or any of their division rivals; it’s been the calendar. One more month of games, and they’d be sitting pretty. Unfortunately, they’ve gone on a mini-skid, losing two games in a row. And while Boston has been winning their own games to make it worse, the Canes have started to suffer injuries again.
Tim Gleason has a busted foot and will miss all but maybe the last game of the season. Cam Ward is on the recovery trail from a back injury. The latest victim is Tuomo Ruutu, who has been playing through shoulder pain. The team announced today that Ruutu will undergo surgery on his right shoulder on Thursday and will miss the remainder of the season.
Drayson Bowman has been recalled from Albany to fill the roster void.
Drayson Bowman is one of the many young forwards at Hurricanes training camp with a realistic chance of making the big team. Due to his age (19 yrs) and nationality (American), the options for him are limited. Either he plays in Raleigh, or most likely, he stays in Spokane with his junior team.