Found November 08, 2011 on
In a week where the Canes were 1-2-0 and outscored 12-7 there are bound to be very few positives. That's pretty much what the case is for this past week. With all three games being at home, I expected much better from Carolina and they got off to a good start with a 4-2 win over Tampa Bay, but the next two games were disasters. It's even more frustrating when you bring up the fact that they were 2/13 on the powerplay over the course of two games with a few of those chances coming when the games were still in reach. The loss of Jussi Jokinen played a huge role in that as he was our best forward for the first month of the year but the second line has been doing fine without him. The first line and the powerplay are completely different stories, though. Staal has been posting better underlying number lately but they aren't turning into points, but I have a feeling that will change soon.
As for now, let's revisit the past week and see what the bright spots were for the ...
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Dan Rosen at NHL.com was able to speak to Eric Staal about the status of brother Marc who has been suffering from post concussion syndrome as a result of a hit by his older brother..."It's a process -- a slow process, but it's a process," Eric said. "He will be back. He's going to play again. His career in hockey isn't over. It's going to take some...
The Hurricanes are trying to put a bad three-day stretch behind them. They lost twice at home, and there was no positive spin coming after Sunday's 5-2 loss to the Dallas Stars.
"We gave up 10 goals at home in the last two games," coach Paul Maurice said. "That's just not enough fight."
It's a month into the season, and the Hurricanes are already...
from Jeff Z. Klein of the New York Times, Eric Staal, the Carolina Hurricanes’ captain and a winner of the Stanley Cup and an Olympic gold medal, is off to the worst start of his career, and one of the worst starts endured by any N.H.L. player this season. But he is sure that guilt is not behind it.
Staal, a center, is making his first trip to the New York metropolitan area since...
I would mark this game as one of the most frustrating losses of the year. Judging from the boxscore, the Canes were overmatched and blown out but the truth is that Carolina was in this game for a long time and had multiple opportunities to come back but failed and had yet another third period meltdown. I would put this on the same level as the Flyers and Lightning games in terms...
I have defended the powerplay for weeks now because while they weren't scoring goals, they were at least creating chances and getting shots on net. That's all I really wanted to see after how terrible it was last season in both areas but I have almost nothing positive to say about how the powerplay performed the last two games. Against Washington, they had four opportunities...
The Matchup: Carolina Hurricanes (5-6-3) vs. New Jersey Devils (6-5-1)
7:30 PM at The Rock
TV/Radio: VERSUS/660 AM WFAN
Know Your Enemy: Shutdown Line
What we Think of the Hurricanes: The Hurricanes are coming off of a 5-2 loss to Dallas and are actually in quite the slump…losing their last two games and six of their last eight. All-star goalie Cam Ward was pulled in their...
Shooting percentages and PDO are things that I have been monitoring this year because there's a lot of Canes players who have fallen on some rotten luck this season (Eric Staal comes to mind) while others have been much more fortunate. I know saying a player has been "unlucky" is a lazy way to dismiss their shortcomings, but sometimes that's just what happens. Take...
The Carolina Hurricanes visited the 9/11 Memorial and Tower 1 today in New York.
RALEIGH, NC – Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s C...
Matchup - Hurricanes (5-6-3 - 13 points) vs. Devils (6-5-1 - 13 points)
TV - Versus, TSN 2 (HD)
Puck drop - 7:30 PM ET
Projected starting goalies - Cam Ward (CAR) vs. Martin Brodeur (NJD)
Battle of the stats
Goals for/against per game
Carolina - 2.50 / 3.29
New Jersey - 2.25 / 2.75
Powerplay/Penalty Kill percentage
Carolina - 14.5% / 80%
New Jersey - 13.9% / 91...
… even though he is saying it doesn’t bother him you know this is eating away at Eric Staal.
Carolina Hurricanes visit Prudential Center
The New Jersey Devils shoot for their third straight victory when they entertain the Carolina Hurricanes tonight at Prudential Center.