Originally written on Fox Sports Carolinas  |  Last updated 11/7/11
The Hurricanes are trying to put a bad three-day stretch behind them. They lost twice at home, and there was no positive spin coming after Sunday's 5-2 loss to the Dallas Stars. "We gave up 10 goals at home in the last two games," coach Paul Maurice said. "That's just not enough fight." It's a month into the season, and the Hurricanes are already sounding concerned. They've failed to impose their style of play on opponents, and without enough converting around the net on offense it's not a good mixture. Sometimes they've played more efficiently on the road. So that means Tuesday night's game at New Jersey might be the right tonic if the Hurricanes put forth the effort to make it turn out that way. "It wouldn't matter who we play next," Maurice said. "The fight is going to have to be there or we're not going to beat anybody right now playing like that." Maurice sometimes likes to put a positive twist on how the team has played. He didn't go anywhere near that after the past week...
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