TORONTO -- The Canes and Maple Leafs went at it Sunday in Raleigh. Tonight, it's the same two teams at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto.
Home-and-home. Good thing or bad thing?
"I'm OK with it," Canes coach Peter Laviolette said today about the schedule. "Rarely do you get to show a video that pertains exactly to what's going on that night. You have to go back and the lineups aren't the same and there's different personnel.
"The disadvantage is that (Toronto) did the same thing. But you get to pick stuff right from the game and apply it -- what you did right, what you did wrong, where maybe you can catch an advantage on the power play or the penalty kill. It's right there and in the present."
The Canes probably didn't mind watching video of the 6-4 comeback win over the Leafs. Carolina had three power-play goals and scored four times in the second period.
"The video directly correlates to what's going to go on tonight," Laviolette said. "That's not always the case. When we play Washington (Thursday), we're going to be pulling three Washington games of opponents who are not us. It's just information about Washington.
"This gives you more to go by."