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Sometimes the story is that there's no story. In the case of the Carolina Hurricanes, what's curiously and rather cheerily missing is the story about a goalie controversy.
With so many goaltenders in the NHL either playing 70 games in a regular season, or thinking they ought to play at least 70 games, any back-up who is isn't taking the part of gate-opener and trivia answer suddenly becomes the focus of a media-generated controversy. That's when you watch an interview of the winning goalie start out with a question about the other goalie, as if the game that evening wasn't news enough.
Carolina has decided to let the goalies be the story. Continue reading "Khudobin and Ward in Carolina: No Controversy, Just Goaltending"
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RALEIGH, N.C. -- Radek Dvorak scored the winner in the second period to lift the Carolina Hurricanes to their first win of the season, a 2-1 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday.
Jay Harrison also scored, Jeff Skinner added two assists and Anton Khudobin made 17 saves in his Hurricanes' debut.
Luke Schenn had the goal for the Flyers, who have opened the season 0-3-0...
Through 2 games both at home where Coach Kirk Muller has reasonable control over matchups, there is a lot to like about the Canes forward lines so far. It only gets better when you consider that at some point Tuomo Ruutu will be added to the mix and that Elias Lindholm is starting in a very limited role with potential upside as he gets acclimated to the NHL.
Going line by line...
After squandering a third-period lead in a season-opening loss to Detroit, the Carolina Hurricanes were happy to be in a similar position against the Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday.
This time, they got the result they wanted.
Radek Dvorak scored the winner in the second period to lift the Carolina Hurricanes to their first win of the season, a 2-1 victory over the Flyers.
I am not usually much for stirring up drama in the form of âimportantâ games until later in the season, but I really think Sundayâs Carolina Hurricanes gamea against Philadelphia is much more than a ho-hum second game of the season.
--Metro Division statement game. 90+% of what I read in the last week or so had the Canes either 7th or 8th in the division. The...
Who’s ready to get extremely hammered on a weekday? If you’re not, don’t play the Staal drinking game. Especially not in this one because this year’s version has an extra twist. If you don’t know the rules, when Jordan Staal was a Penguin, the rule was that you drank any time that it was mentioned…
New material from real hockey games and Canes success inspired a bit of a writing spree. If you have not checked in since Sundayâs game recap, you can find 2 blogs that I posted Monday here:
Story lines beneath the results: Transformation in process?
Jeff Skinner, Riley Nash, Radek Dvorak oh my! -- Canes line by line
Winning and playing well at home can sometimes...
It's a Staal night. Canes games might be the worst games, other than Sabres games, which is odd because there's so much circus theater to love. We blame Chad LaRose. I basically made dinner in like 10 minutes before the game so let's dive right in because I'm on 3 hours of sleep and Cam is trying to get at my bacon and butternut squash risotto recipe and I don...
With the final minutes ticking down Sunday and the Carolina Hurricanes trying to hold onto a one-goal lead in the third period Jeff Skinner said not much was said on the home team’s bench.
“I don’t think anyone had to say it” Skinner said.
Many in PNC Arena had to be thinking back to Carolina's season-opener Friday at PNC Arena when Canes played well against Detroit...
J. Staal and the Traveling Staal Collective visit the Consol Energy Center in a battle of two teams that are now division rivals.
Fleury was the third star for the first week of the season.
Pittsburgh Penguins lines via Penguins.NHL.com:
Chris Kunitz - Sidney Crosby - Pascal Dupuis
Jussi Jokinen - Evgeni Malkin - Beau Bennett
Dustin Jeffrey -...
The Flyers are a team that always gives the Hurricanes trouble and it usually doesn't matter how each team's season is going. Since their move to North Carolina, the Hurricanes have earned a point in only .367% of their games against the Flyers and have won 31 of 114 total meetings. So even though the Flyers have been slow coming out of the gate this year, most fans got the...
For the second time in two days, the Philadelphia Flyers were outworked by the opposition, as the Carolina Hurricanes grabbed a 2-1 victory at home. It was a Radek Dvorak goal in the second period that proved to be a game-winner, as Jay Harrison also scored for the hosts. Luke Schenn was the only member of Philly to beat Anton Khudobin on the evening, as the former Boston Bruin stopped...
They may not have qualified for the Stanley Cup Playoffs last season, but don’t count out the Carolina Hurricanes in 2013-14. The Canes are off to a hot start, beginning the season 1-0-1. Yesterday, they put the final touches on…Read more →The post The Canes Can Score Some Goals appeared first on The Hockey Daily.
All season long, you can count on The Orange Update for a live simulcast of every Flyers game. TOU will bring to you the radio stream from either 97.5 The Fanatic or 93.3 WMMR throughout the 2013-2014 campaign. Philadelphia Flyers at Carolina Hurricanes LISTEN TO THE GAME LIVE HERE (Turn up that sound!) Puck Drops at 5:00 PM at [...]
In the first two games of the year, the Hurricanes have entered the third period with a lead and each game ended with a completely different result. On the home opener Friday night, the Hurricanes held a 2-0 lead over the Detroit Red Wings at the start of the third period. That quickly turned into a one-goal lead after the Wings scored in the first minute of the period and they would...
Carolina Hurricanes (1-0-1) @ Pittsburgh Penguins (2-0-0)
Root Sports, FS-CR - 7:00 pm/et
Consol Energy Center - Pittsburgh, PA
"The Staals are brothers", now with bonus "the Sutters are cousins!"
STATS, INFO & NOTES:
Penguins: Matt Niskanen (0G, 3A: 3P)
Hurricanes: Jeff Skinner (0G, 3A: 3P)