After a two-week break during the 2014 Winter Olympics to heal wounds, gather thoughts and prepare for the stretch run, the 'Canes will have to translate a plethora of learned lessons into ultimate success in the campaign's final 25 regular-season contests.
The first 129 of the season have produced quite the roller-coaster ride for the Hurricanes. A five-game losing streak in late October and a four-game skid in late November counterbalanced a five-game point streak in early November and five- and five-game winning streaks in January.
The season has provided its' share of dramatic moments, both positive—Nathan Gerbe's through-the-legs goal in Philadelphia or Alex Semin's thrilling overtime game-winner on New Year's Eve—and negative—Henrik Zetterberg's game-tying goal with 16.7 seconds left in the home opener or Paul Byron's overtime winner with 3.6 seconds left in Calgary.
From a larger perspective than individual goals, however, what has gone wrong and what has gone right in the Hurricanes' campaign to date? A breakdown of four lows and four highs from 2013-14 so far fall on the coming slides.