Rask back early December. The good: the canes face just 5 current playoff teams in their next 13 games- columbus at home, totonto at home, at isle, at montreal, in san jose. 3 are winnable, and we can always pray Barry Trotz's voodoo sacrifice of 97 John Tavares jerseys will run out by the 24th. Otherwise, its Chicago twice, Detroit at home, new jersey at home (but 5 o clock saturday after friday night game), florida at home, anaheim twice, kings away. Easiest stretch of the year. The comeback begins now!! The bad: their last 3 games were against non playoff teams. The ugly: since starting 4-0-1 (95 point%), the canes have 1 ROW win in their last 10 games-against a craptastic Detroit team- spanning the previous 4 weeks. 1-1-7-1 (25 point%) in that span overall. After scoring 20 non empty net goals in their first 5 games, they have scored 16 non-empty net goals in their last 10.