"It's a game of mistakes, we all say," Hurricanes defenseman Justin Faulk said. "It gets tough when we're in a little bit of a tough stretch right now. Every mistake weighs on you a little bit more. You think about it more. You end up gripping your stick a little tighter, trying to bear down and make those plays."
The deal with Jooris was announced about 15 minutes after the Hurricanes said they struck a two-year deal with forward Justin Williams, a key member of their 2006 Stanley Cup championship team who earned the "Mr. Game 7" nickname for his 7-1 career record in them.