Rod Brind’Amour: ‘Our focus is always about us’

Rod Brind’Amour: ‘Our focus is always about us’

The Carolina Hurricanes took the first game in the best-of-five series against the New York Rangers on Saturday and are preparing for Game 2 on Monday. Head coach Rod Brind’Amour was happy with the intensity his team showed, but knows that the team was “playing with fire” giving the Rangers seven power play opportunities. Brind’Amour spoke to the media over Zoom in the Hurricanes’ media availability on Sunday. On if winning Game 1 will set a tone for the remainder of the series: I hope so. I don’t know how much it’s going to carry over or not. I hope it does. I thought we had a good game. I expect our guys to come out ready to play again. I don’t know how much one game bleeds into the next. It always remains to be seen. I always think when you have a positive outcome you think, ‘Okay, let’s carry this over into the next one,’ and if you don’t you always say, ‘Trash it,’ and move on. I don’t really know if there is much to that, but I liked the way we played for the most part of the game. We’re going to need to do that if we’re going to be successful. On Dougie Hamilton’s availability: I don’t think he is going to be available tomorrow. He skated today a little bit better so we’re getting close. But I don’t see him playing tomorrow. On looking into ...
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