Originally written on Fox Sports Florida  |  Last updated 12/18/11
It was 2 12 weeks ago that Carolina lost at home to Florida in Kirk Muller's debut as coach. Though the results have not always shown it, Muller believes his new team has improved since he took over. The Hurricanes look to win consecutive games for the first time in almost a month when they visit the Southeast Division-leading Panthers on Sunday. Carolina (10-18-5) lost 3-1 to Florida on Nov. 29 in Muller's first game since replacing the fired Paul Maurice. The Hurricanes followed that contest with three straight losses before their current 2-1-1 stretch to improve to 2-5-1 under Muller. "We're playing better without the puck," Muller told the Hurricanes' official website. "It's not perfect, but we're getting there. Everyone has to bring something. You can't just go out, jump over the boards and play the game." Carolina brought a strong effort in Thursday's 4-3 home win over Vancouver. Recently called up forward Drayson Bowman scored twice and Tuomo Ruutu added a goal with an a...
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