Found February 05, 2013 on
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Some teams were bound to have hiccups with the abbreviated NHL season starting after only one week of training camp.
In the case of the Carolina Hurricanes, they might have been holding their breath to try to find a cure for what ailed them after their first two games.
They lost that pair of games by a combined 9-2 score and while that might have given them cause for despair, the Hurricanes now appear to have hit their stride, winning their fourth out of their last six on Monday with a 4-1 victory at Toronto.
With eight points in eight games, they currently possess the Eastern Conferences eighth and final playoff spot and in a mediocre Southeast Division, they have a shot to make their first appearance in the Stanley Cup Playoffs since going all the way to the conference finals in 2009.
In Mondays win, the formula was seemingly as general manager Jim Rutherford envisioned it when he made a series of big offseason moves. Jordan Staal earned his first goal as a Hurricane and big b...
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TORONTO (AP) -- Jordan Staal scored his first goal with the Hurricanes, and his brother Eric added the winner in Carolina's 4-1 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday night.
Jeff Skinner had three assists, Patrick Dwyer added a goal and an assist, and Justin Faulk also scored for Carolina. Cam Ward backed up the offense with a 41-save performance.
Matt Frattin scored...
Most of the talk surrounding the Carolina Hurricanes right now is centered around how well some of their top forwards are playing right now. Eric Staal is off to his best start in quite some time, Alexander Semin has been producing well and so have both Jordan Staal and Jeff Skinner. The fact that these four are providing most of the offense is a good thing because the Hurricanes...
Prospects sometimes become a bit of an afterthought when the NHL season gets rolling, but don't think we have forgot about them, as there is still a lot to report on regarding those in Carolina's system. This week wasn't as eventful as the last, but there were a couple big standouts. The most notable one was clearly Phil Di Giuseppe who had five points in two games with...
Sportsnet Ontario flexed their creative muscle during the Carolina Hurricanes / Toronto Maple Leafs game on Monday night. Midway through the second period, Carolina led the Maple Leafs by a score of 2-1 thanks to goals from Jordan Staal and his brother Eric.
As the station prepared to go to break (or returned from break, we're not sure), they opted to run a slightly modified...
TORONTO -- Jordan and Eric Staal, Justin Faulk and Patrick Dwyer scored as the Carolina Hurricanes defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-1 on Monday before a crowd of 19,073 at Air Canada Centre. Matt Frattin scored for the Maple Leafs, who took a 1-0 lead out of the first period. Cam Ward stopped all but one of 41 shots in the Carolina goal and was strong during a Toronto power...
Carolina goaltender Cam Ward finally got his second win of the season. It took a 41-save effort to hold the Toronto Maple Leafs at bay in a 4-1 but he got another win.
Jordan Staal and Eric Staal each scored for Carolina and Jeff Skinner pitched in with three assists in the win. Carolina improved to 4-4 while Toronto dropped below .500 to 4-5-0. Matt Frattin scored the lone goal...
The Hurricanes have been a pretty decent team at even strength so far this year but their underlying numbers are skewed heavily due to the fact that they have been forced to play from behind in all but two of their games. This is partially the reason why they have outchanced their opponents in every game this year and why most of their players have very positive underlying numbers...
Carolina Hurricanes at Toronto Maple Leafs
7 p.m., Air Canada Centre
TV: FS-Carolinas, SportsNet-Ontario
Starting this long road trip with a 5-3 loss to an injury-depleted Flyers team on Saturday night probably wasn't what the Hurricanes had in mind, so they will look to turn things around tonight against the Toronto Maple Leafs. That loss to the Flyers was yet another...
This graph is the ES Corsi of all Avs players with 50min of time on ice with Ryan O'Rilly last season. Green is CS% with O'Reiily on the ice with them, and Orange is their CS% without them on the ice.
(Because Joomla is weird with big pics, here's a link to the full size graph, making it easier to read)
On Adrian Dater's podcast today I said I understood...