Well, all that’s left is the Stanley Cup now.

The way some Carolina Hurricanes fans were abandoning ship after the two season-opening losses, Thursday’s win may provoke the same kind of overreaction. The Canes looked awfully good in the 6-3 win over the Buffalo Sabres, with Jeff Skinner scoring twice, Jordan Staal setting up a pair and Eric Staal clinching his 13th career hat trick with an empty-netter.

Those names were expected to be on the scoresheet early and often this season, and seeing them in so many spots Thursday offered some positive reinforcement that the Hurricanes are on the right track.

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