The preseason record is 0-2. The Canes' treatment room is full, although defenseman Tim Gleason (leg injury) said today he may only be out only another day or two.
But Canes coach Peter Laviolette liked some of what he saw Thursday night in a 5-2 road loss to the Washington Capitals. The Canes led 2-0 after a strong first period and the score was tied 2-2 heading into the third.
"I like the fact we showed up and played the game hard," he said today. "We executed much better, just the little simple things -- passing, getting the puck out, dump the pucks in, two-man forecheck, pucks at the net, rebounds. We fought, finished our hits."