Found April 13, 2013 on
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One of the many things that I like about Kirk Muller is that he has been willing to give many young players a chance to succeed. Since his arrival, Muller has been the "Anti-Paul Murice" of sort where he has given most of the Hurricanes younger players top-nine minutes during their call-ups instead of just plugging them into checking line roles. He sort of did this out of necessity when he took over last season since the Hurricanes were starved for top-six forwards and one of the younger players was going to have to step in sooner or later. Guys like Drayson Bowman, Jerome Samson, Zach Boychuk and Zac Dalpe all got a shot under Muller and while Bowman was the only one who stuck, all of them were given an opportunity to succeed after Muller took over.
The Hurricane's don't have any A-level forward prospects in their system right now, so asking one of these players to fill a top-line role would be unreasonable. This season was a different story. The Hurricanes ha...
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Jiri Tlusty helped the Carolina Hurricanes find a way to end their long losing streak.
Tlusty scored two goals, giving him a career-high 19, and the Hurricanes ended a seven-game losing streak with a 4-2 victory over the Bruins on Saturday.
The go-ahead goal came from Joe Corvo on a power play at 9:36 of the third.
The win was Carolina's first in the month of April and the...
After Thursday night's game where the Hurricanes outplayed the Capitals only to end up taking a 3-1 loss, many got the feeling that this team was due for a few bounces. That's probably fair to say because they had lost 14 of their last 15 heading into this game, but the Hurricanes were also playing to well to continue this losing streak. They had a lot of games where they...
We are at the point of the season where the Hurricanes are playing for draft position and all winning will do is impact that negatively. The fact that it got to this point is sad, but this is what happens when you manage to win only one out of fifteen games during the most important time of the year. I'm not the type of person who roots for a team to tank the rest of the season...
Jaromir Jagr has been a welcome addition to the Boston Bruins and on Saturday night against the Carolina Hurricanes he added an assist to extend his point streak to four games. Jagr wanted to add to his point totals but Hurricanes netminder Justin Peters had something to say about that. Peters made the undisputed save of the night on this play, diving across at the last second...
As the playoffs draw near the Bruins continue to fight for the Northeast division. It helps going up against a bad Carolina team.
The last time the two teams squared off the Bruins won 6-2. Despite the scoreboard it wasn't necessarily the Bruins best game. The Canes are without Cam Ward which directly reflects on the score card. Carolina's goalie Peters gave up three goals...
So it's finally come to this. After going 1-13-1 in their last 15 games, the Hurricanes have gone from first place in the Southeast to in the bottom-five in the NHL and have all but removed themselves from playoff contention. It's a situation that nobody wanted to happen after how active Jim Rutherford was this off-season, but a run like this will doom any team and it'...
9:30 a.m.: The Carolina Hurricanes are not a very good hockey team, which means the Bruins need to do all they can to take full advantage of that on Saturday night. The B’s are in Raleigh Saturday night where they’ll take on a Carolina team that has lost its last seven straight and jockeying for the position of last place in the NHL.
The Bruins got an up-close-and-personal look...