For the fourth time in the last five games, the opposition goaltender was named the game's first star. Tonight it was the Hurricanes Linden Rowat's turn. His 38 saves back-stopped his team to a 2nd straight road win.
Although not the only reason the Broncos lost 2-1 on this night, it was a contributing factor. The main reason could be linked to a slow start which led a 2-0 Hurricanes lead.
The Broncos have given up the first goal in the last five games and have been chasing from behind way too much. The Broncos haven't led a game in regulation since New Year's Day.
With that said, they have managed a pair of shootout wins during the dry spell.
How dry is it? Opposition goaltenders have posted a .962 save percentage on the Broncos the last five games.
Cody Eakin cut the lead to 2-1 in the final minute of the 2nd period on a 2-on-1 set-up from Brad Hoban.
Again a late push would produce a quantity of chances and two cross-bars but no goals.
Brad Hoban and Matt Tassone seem to be the hardest hit with bad luck around the net. Stepan Novotny would be up there too.
The Hurricanes played a solid road game despite giving up 39 shots. They played hard and determined and did a good job of killing penalties.
Next up, Saskatoon is here tomorrow night.