Found April 27, 2013 on The Pensblog:
Carolina Hurricanes (19-24-4) @ Pittsburgh Penguins (35-12-0) ROOT, FS-CR - 7:30 pm/et Consol Energy Center - Pittsburgh, PA The last game of the regular season. You can almost taste the playoffs. Jordan Staal returns to Pittsburgh for the first time since his trade. Jokinen and Sutter are also facing their old team. There will be approximately 203 Staals in the Carolina line-up today. It's been a pretty bad season for both Staal and the Hurricanes. For Pittsburgh, Paul Martin and James Neal will be in the line-up. It's also "Shirts off our Backs" night. After the break, a bunch of Jordan Staal videos because we're emotional like that. For more, read our posts: Farewell Jordan Staal & Thank you, Jordan Staal. Season Series: 1-1-0 Last meeting that counted: April 9, 2013. Penguins won 5-3. What we said in our recap: This was an ordinary game through two periods. P...

Carolina Hurricanes seek defensive boost for '13-14

The Carolina Hurricanes have a build a nice foundation on the blue line. Justin Faulk could become a perennial all-star. Ryan Murphy could be ready to break in next season.Jamie McBain could add some offense for a while to come. Tim Gleason and Jay Harrison are under contract as well. So is injury-plagued Joni Pitkanen.But general manager Jim Rutherford told the Raleigh News and...

Game 48 By the Numbers: Hurricanes at Penguins

The 2013 season mercifully came to a close for the Hurricanes last night and they ended things in painful fashion by getting blown out 8-3 by the Pittsburgh Penguins. It's somewhat of an appropriate ending for what has been an excruciating year for the Canes but at the very least, it clinched them a spot in the top-five of the NHL Entry Draft which they will hopefully put to...

Crosby practices, return uncertain

Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby has returned to practice, but his status for next week's playoff opener remains uncertain. Crosby hasn't played since breaking his jaw last month. He took part in non-contact drills on Friday, wearing a protective facemask that he'll likely keep on for the duration of the postseason. The NHL's second-leading scorer says he...

Hurricanes end season with 8-3 loss to Penguins

PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Penguins appear to be getting healthy at just the right time. James Neal scored three goals in his first game back from a concussion and the Penguins snapped a two-game skid with an 8-3 victory over Jordan Staal and the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday night. "It was nice to get out there and get a game in before the playoffs," Neal said. "...

What went right and wrong for Hurricanes this season

Losing the season finale 8-3 Saturday against the Penguins while giving up five goals in the third period wasnt exactly how the Hurricanes wanted to end this season. But then again, maybe it was fitting as the 'Canes finished 19-25-4 with 42 points, ahead of only two teams in the Eastern Conference. Now that the postseason has officially launched, the organization must deal...

Jared Staal makes NHL debut as Carolina Hurricanes lose final home game 4-3 in overtime to the New York Rangers

 The Carolina Hurricanes lost 4-3 in overtime last night in the final home game of this shortened 2012-2013 National Hockey League season. Jiri Tlusty scored twice, Tuomo Ruutu added the other Hurricanes goal and starting goaltender Dan Ellis made 34 saves as the Hurricanes played well for 60 minutes of regulation but lost after Rangers' captain Ryan Callahan scored 2:55 into...

Penguins vs. Islanders 2013 Playoff Preview

Your complete guide to the Pittsburgh Penguins vs. New York Islanders 2013 First Round Playoff series.   New York Islanders 2013 Regular Season Stats # POS PLAYER GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW 91 C JOHN TAVARES 48 28 19 47 -2 18 9 0 5 26 L MATT MOULSON 47 15 [...]

Hurricanes make history, start all 3 Staal brothers

RALEIGH, N.C. --- The Carolina Hurricanes havent exactly been in the business of making history in recent years. That changed Thursday night, however, as a trio of brothers that used to battle on a frozen pond behind their house growing up in Thunder Bay, Ontario, lined up next to each other against the New York Rangers, marking just the fourth time in NHL history three brothers...

Penguins 8, Hurricanes 3

James Neal scored three goals in his first game back from a concussion and the Pittsburgh Penguins snapped a two-game skid with an 8-3 victory over Jordan Staal and the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday. Evgeni Malkin had a goal and two assists for the Penguins, who had three third-period goals in 5:24 to turn a tie game into a rout. Brenden Morrow and former Hurricane Jussi Jokinen...

Game 47 By the Numbers: Rangers at Hurricanes

The Hurricanes nearly pulled the ultimate troll job last night as they were minutes away from upsetting the New York Rangers and putting their playoff chances in serious jeopardy. Why would this be a huge troll job on the Hurricanes part? Put yourself in the shoes of a Rangers fan. On Tuesday, you had a chance to seal up a playoff spot but ended up losing to a bad Florida Panthers...

Penguins Fans: Do You Feel Sorry for the Flyers?

I set my DVR to record “The Biggest Loser” and it keeps recording Philadelphia Flyers games! But seriously… As representatives of Pittsburgh Penguins nation, do you feel sorry for the Philadelphia Flyers abysmal season? They struggled with injuries, and poor play. Really nothing went right, and now they will be watching the Playoffs on TV. [...]

Hurricanes-Penguins Preview

Their playoff position secure ahead of a game with no postseason implications, the Pittsburgh Penguins simply hope to stay healthy when they wrap up their regular season against the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday night. Pittsburgh (35-12-0) is the top seed in the Eastern Conference, an impressive accomplishment considering the spate of injuries to key players Evgeni Malkin, James...

Playoff Preview: Eastern Conference by   Jack Weber

Now that you’ve seen what I think about all of the Western Conference series, let’s move on to the Eastern Conference. (1) Pittsburgh Penguins VS (8) New York Islanders: Pittsburgh: 36-12-0, 72 points, 33 regulation/overtime wins, first in the Atlantic Division, second in the NHL. 18-6-0 at home, 18-6-0 on the road. 3.38 goals per [...]
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