“… I know how tough it is but there's a lot of parity in the league and a lot of games decided by one goal. … Hopefully the breaks go our way this year and we end up on the right end of those one-goal games.”
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Carolina lost 27 of its 40 one-goal games (13-16-11) last season en route to a 30-41-11 mark and a last-place finish in the Metropolitan Division. Captain Eric Staal (54) has seen his point total drop in each of the last three full campaigns for the Hurricanes, who ranked fourth-worst in the league with just 183 goals in 2014-15.
Carolina opens the 2015-16 season against the Nashville Predators on Thursday.