Originally posted on Lord Stanley's Blog  |  Last updated 12/1/11
Kirk Muller is quickly getting a feel for how much work he has to do with the Carolina Hurricanes. The New York Rangers topped the Canes 5-3 Thursday at the RBC Center. That was Muller's second loss since being named coach Monday, but the Canes are winless in their last five games and suffered their fouth straight regulation loss. Muller kept the media out of the locker room a few extra minutes as he talked with the team after the loss, which dropped Carolina to 8-15-4. I said, 'Hey, no one said this thing is going to change overnight,'" Muller said. "We've got to do baby steps." Continuing to focus on the positives, Muller praised Anthony Stewart coming to Jeff Skinner's defense in the third period after the Rangers' Brian Boyle went after Skinner's head along the boards. Stewart received an instigator penalty that put the Rangers on a power play, but Muller didn't mind. "I thought it was great," Muller said. "We're looking at all the positive situations right now that we find, and...
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