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from Scott Cruickshank of the Calgary Herald, This season hasn’t exactly been a (father-and-son) picnic.
Brandon Sutter’s Carolina Hurricanes are stuck near the bottom of the National Hockey League standings. To be precise, 28th.
Dear old dad, a couple of time zones to the left, isn’t faring much better.
The Calgary Flames, piloted by Brent Sutter, are listing - 13th in the Western Conference, 25th overall.
“Obviously, both of us are in a position where we’re behind a little bit,” Brandon said after Monday afternoon’s practice at the Scotiabank Saddledome. “But there’s lot of hockey left, obviously, so there’s lots of time to turn it around. We are in similar positions, so it’s kind of unique that we have each other to talk to about it.”
Tonight - and not for the first time - Brandon faces his father in an NHL contest.
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Carolina coach Kirk Muller earned his first win behind the Hurricanes bench, and his club snapped a seven-game losing streak with a 5-3 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday night.
Jeff Skinner, Jamie McBain, Patrick Dwyer, Chad LaRose and Tuomo Ruutu scored for the Hurricanes (9-17-4), who won their first game in five tries under Muller, a first-time NHL coach. Tomas Kaberle...
A trip to Western Conference locales in Canada might be an ideal tonic for the Hurricanes. If nothing else, the change of scenery could be a good thing for a team mired in a slump and barely a week removed from a coaching change.
It's also a chance for some players to visit with their families.
"A lot of these guys will see their families and get some reassurances,"...
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) -- Carolina coach Kirk Muller earned his first win behind the Hurricanes bench, and his club snapped a seven-game losing streak with a 5-3 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday night.
Jeff Skinner, Jamie McBain, Patrick Dwyer, Chad LaRose and Tuomo Ruutu scored for the Hurricanes (9-17-4), who won their first game in five tries under Muller, a first...
One week in the Muller era has gone by and the Hurricanes do not have a win to show for it. This isn't the start that anyone wanted to get off to but rebuilding is going to take time and the Canes are a long way from being competitive, or at least they are this season. The Hurricanes had some ups and downs this week despite going 0-3 but the one troubling thing is that the team...
Carolina Hurricane Patrick Dwyer puts the puck past Edmonton Oiler goaltender Devan Dubnyk for a second-period goal. ANDY DEVLIN - NHLI/Getty Images
For Kirk Muller, a victory. At last.
Muller earned his first victory as coach of the Carolina Hurricanes on Wednesday -- and first as an NHL head coach -- as the Canes topped the Edmonton Oilers 5-3 at Rexall Place.
Muller had lost his...
Where do I begin with this game? Should I talk about how Carolina got off to a horrible start and ended up in a 3-0 hole? Maybe it would be better to start things off on a more positive note and say how the Canes scored six goals for the first time in forever and were even with the Flames in scoring chances. That sounds pretty good at first glance but not when you consider that they...
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Carolina Hurricanes (8-17-4) at Edmonton Oilers (13-11-3)Rexall Place 9:30 p.m. ESTTV: FS-Carolinas, TSN
There is a good chance that Carolina goes down a similar path to these Oilers that we're facing tonight. They have lost seven in a row, have already replaced their head coach, have some promising youth in the system and are on track for a top-five pick. The Oilers now have...
The Canes have recalled goaltender Mike Murphy from the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League.
Murphy’s recall is on an emergency basis, after goaltender Brian Boucher suffered a lower-body injury during practice on Monday in Calgary.
This is the first NHL call-up for Murphy, 22. The Kingston, Ontario, native is 9-5-0 with a 2.44 goals-against average and a .922 save...
The fruit-basket turnover continues as the Milwaukee Admirals added Stan Drulia as their new Assistant Coach after Ian Hebers was promoted to head coach last week when Kirk Muller left for the Carolina Hurricanes.Make the jump for the full release from the Milwaukee Admirals...STAN DRULIA JOINS ADMIRALS AS NEW ASSISTANT COACHDrulia Comes to the Ads from Wheeling NailersMilwaukee...
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Jeff Skinner and Jamie McBain each scored a power-play goal, as the Carolina Hurricanes snapped a seven-game losing streak with a 5-3 win over the Edmonton Oilers at Rexall Place.
The Carolina Hurricanes will try again to get Kirk Muller his first win as an NHL head coach, as they begin a four-game road trip with this evening's stop at Calgary's Saddledome.