The Carolina Hurricanes are generating plenty of shots. They're just not capitalizing on their opportunities as often as they'd like and have been unable to gain much traction in the season's early going as a result.
They get a chance to reverse that trend Monday night against the Maple Leafs at Toronto, where they've had success while dominating the series of late.
Carolina has won six of eight in Toronto and eight of 11 overall in the series, averaging 4.4 goals in those victories. Carolina (3-4-0), though, has lost two of three and gave up five goals for the third time this season in a 5-3 loss at Philadelphia on Saturday, the first stop on a season-long six-game road trip.
The Hurricanes recorded 42 shots for the third time but only found the back of the net on three. They're averaging 38.1 shots on goal - the most in the NHL - but have scored 18 times on 267 total shots for a 6.7 percentage that ranks last.
Carolina's power play has been ineffective,...