Posted January 10, 2014 on AP on Fox
Hurricanes coach Kirk Muller wasn't sure how his team would respond after Tuesday's game at Buffalo was postponed by a blizzard. With the way Carolina is playing right now, it is going to take more than a change in plans to throw off the Hurricanes' rhythm. Jordan Staal had a goal and three assists, and Jeff Skinner extended his offensive surge with a goal and an assist to lead the Hurricanes to a 6-1 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday night. It was Carolina's fifth consecutive win. ''That game canceled in Buffalo gave us an extra day or two of rest,'' Muller said. ''I think it really helped us. We had fresh legs and everyone contributing.'' John-Michael Liles, Patrick Dwyer, Zach Boychuk and Elias Lindholm also scored for the Hurricanes. Liles was playing against his former team for the first time - Carolina sent defenseman Tim Gleason to Toronto for Liles on Jan. 1. ''It's just nice to be wanted and to fee...

Hurricanes cruise past Leafs after surviving polar vortex

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The polar vortex put most of the nation in a deep freeze, and the Carolina Hurricanes (19-16-9) were worried that it would put their red-hot streak on ice.  They traveled to Buffalo for a game on Tuesday, only to have it postponed by a blizzard amidst said polar vortex that created conditions too dangerous to be outside in, let alone drive to a hockey game.  So...

Canes Activate Riley Nash from Injured Reserve

Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has activated forward Riley Nash from injured reserve. The team also reassigned forwards Zach Boychuk and Brett Sutter to the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League (AHL).

Fixing the third defense pair

Poor depth has been the root of a lot of the Hurricanes problems this year and a major one has been finding a consistent third defense pairing. The blue line was a major concern for this team coming into the season but the third pairing wasn't supposed to be a problem. If anything, a problem last year was that the Hurricanes had "too many" third pairing guys and not...

Carolina Hurricanes overwhelm Toronto Maple Leafs 6-1

It's hard to imagine the Carolina Hurricanes playing a much better game than they did Thursday. Two days after having a game in Buffalo postponed by a blizzard, the Canes jumped on the Toronto Maple Leafs early in a 6-1 victory at PNC Arena, pushing their winning streak to five games. The Canes, playing a second game without injured captain Eric Staal, got a big game from his...

Maple Leafs-Hurricanes Preview

The surging Carolina Hurricanes haven't lost since falling to the Toronto Maple Leafs last week. Weather is the only thing getting in their way this week. After its last game was postponed by a blizzard, Carolina hopes to pick up where it left off Thursday night against the visiting Maple Leafs. The Hurricanes (18-16-9) have followed an 0-3-2 skid with a season-best four consecutive...

The Next Forsberg? Say Hello To Elias Lindholm

Elias Lindholm (1 G, 2 A, 2 SOG, +2) was the fifth overall pick in the 2013 Entry Draft and at the ripe old age of 19 debuted in the NHL this season with three points to help the surging Hurricanes crush the Leafs 6-1 last night. Fresh off a stint with the Swedish national team Lindolhm scored nine points in seven games (2 G, 7 A) in the World Junior Championship. He helped drive...

Game 44 By the Numbers: Maple Leafs at Hurricanes

It's been awhile since we've seen the Hurricanes play like they did last night. They've had a few performances that I'd describe as "great team efforts," but it's not every day that we see them run away with a game like they did in their 6-1 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs. For most of the year, the Canes have been classified as a team that doesn'...

2013-14 Fantasy Hockey Daily Fix: Thursday, January 9th

There are a couple games tonight I would love to take full advantage of, but the majority of the NHL slate is packed with toss up games. Thoughts and Musings: The Carolina Hurricanes rake the Leafs 4-2. Carolina has had a nice layover after their game in Buffalo on Tuesday was postponed due to inclement weather. The Hurricanes are hot right now, especially at home. I love Jeff Skinner...

Afternoon Line

“Being there last time and knowing what it takes to win a gold and feeling like I was a good contributor to the group and someone that brings it when it counts—especially the end—I wanted that opportunity again. But obviously they felt other guys were going better here.” -Eric Staal of the Carolina Hurricanes on not being named to Team Canada.  More from Chris Johnston of Sportnset.

Have the Canes improved from 2013?

The season is about half-way over and it has already been quite a roller coaster ride for Hurricanes fans. Right now, there's plenty of good vibes to go around with the team on a four-game winning streak but it hasn't been this way all year. In fact, the tone in Raleigh was much different only 10 days ago when the team had gone five games without a win and they've had...

Our Growing Game

from William Douglas of The Color Of Hockey, Carolina Hurricanes center Manny Malhotra is currently the only Indo-Canadian player in the National Hockey League. But a next generation of players could be on the way in the near future, fueled by an interest in hockey that’s grown so large within Canada’s South Asia community that CBC’s “Hockey Night in Canada”...

Back on: NHL reschedules Hurricanes game at Buffalo for Feb. 25

The NHL's Olympic break just got shorter for the Carolina Hurricanes and Buffalo Sabres. The league announced on Thursday that the two teams will play at Buffalo on Feb. 25. That makes up for the game that was postponed on Tuesday after a blizzard all but shut down Buffalo. Due to scheduling conflicts, the NHL had to squeeze in the game on the final day of its 17-day break...
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