I really thought Boychuk deserved an assist on that first goal too. I was hoping they'd tack that one on after the period. He really created that pressure that created the turnover if he didn't touch the puck directly.
Great to see him get the assist on the second one. You watch him play and see glimpses of what is to come.
Nothing like the dump and don't chase offense down by a goal under 4 minutes.
A Hitchcock-coached team always goes into lock-down mode late with a lead. Their D held the blueline and the Canes don't have anyone skilled enough to skate it in regularly. So that becomes your only option. It certainly wasn't the Canes preference, but it was exactly what Columbus was trying to accomplish.
The real culprit here was yet another back-to-back goal sequence allowed by Carolina that has been like a plague.