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Blue Jackets beat Hurricanes in exhibition opener

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Cam Atkinson scored twice and Anton Forsberg made 29 saves to help a Columbus Blue Jackets split squad beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3 on Sunday in the exhibition opener for both teams. Nick Foligno and Mike Hoeffel added goals for Columbus. Chris Terry, Riley Nash and Andrej Sekera scored for Carolina. The Hurricanes have lost six straight exhibition openers...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets beat Hurricanes in exhibition opener

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Cam Atkinson scored twice and Anton Forsberg made 29 saves to help a Columbus Blue Jackets split squad beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3 on Sunday in the exhibition opener for both teams. Nick Foligno and Mike Hoeffel added goals for Columbus. Chris Terry, Riley Nash and Andrej Sekera scored for Carolina. The Hurricanes have lost six straight exhibition openers...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Game 80 By the Numbers: Hurricanes at Rangers

With last night’s 4-1 loss to the New York Rangers, the Carolina Hurricanes are mercifully officially eliminated from playoff contention and it was fitting that a game like this would be the final nail in the coffin. The Rangers outplayed and skated circles around the Hurricanes in route to a win and this was with them missing a key player in defenseman Ryan McDonagh. Yes, the...
Via Shutdown Line
April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Neutral Zone Breakdown: Open Door Policy

Tracking zone entries has been all the rage in the hockey analytics community this year and the main thing we look at is how often a team/player carries the puck into the offensive zone as opposed to dumping it in. That is generally how we judge which players are "winning the battle" in the neutral zone and creating the most offense off of zone entries. As important as...
Via Shutdown Line
April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Neutral Zone Breakdown: Open Door Policy

Tracking zone entries has been all the rage in the hockey analytics community this year and the main thing we look at is how often a team/player carries the puck into the offensive zone as opposed to dumping it in. That is generally how we judge which players are "winning the battle" in the neutral zone and creating the most offense off of zone entries. As important as...
Via Shutdown Line
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Power Play Problems: Setup & Shot Location

The struggles of the Hurricanes power play are frustrating and it goes beyond just this season. The team's power play has ranked in the bottom half of the league for the last five years, so figuring out the root of the problem is a daunting task at this point. This year is especially frustrating because the Hurricanes have the personnel to run a power play that can at least be...
Via Shutdown Line
March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Andrej Sekera Possessed The Puck For 24 Seconds Before Scoring Against Anaheim

Down 5-0 to the Ducks in the second period of Sunday night’s game in Anaheim, Hurricanes defenseman Andrej Sekera was clearly fed up and decided to take things into his own hands. And by that, I mean he refused to pass to anybody else on the ice until Carolina scored their first goal. With about five minutes left in the second, Sekera gathered a loose puck in the offensive zone...
Via Next Impulse Sports
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Commence The Rebuild In Carolina

from Luke DeCock of the News & Observer, The good news for Hurricanes fans is that while Rutherford has tied the Hurricanes to a bloated, underperforming roster full of long-term contracts (Exhibit A: Alexander Semin) and no-trade clauses (Exhibit B: Tuomo Ruutu), he can still swap horses with the best of them at times (Exhibit C: Jamie McBain and a draft pick for Andrej...
Via Kukla's Korner
March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Hurricanes: Three blueline targets before trade deadline

In many ways this season, the Hurricanes have never recovered from the loss of top defenseman Joni Pitkanen, whose ankle injury was deemed season-ending back in September. Defenseman Andrej Sekera, acquired at the NHL Draft last June, has been one of Carolina's best players; and 21-year-old Justin Faulk has a bright present and excellent future as a top blueliner. But there&...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Preview: Hurricanes at Sabres

(Photo courtesy of Sabres.nhl.com) With the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics in the books, the NHL season resumes Tuesday, after players and coaches are back at work and, hopefully, got some much-needed rest as we continue on with the season. There is just one game Tuesday, which happens to be the Carolina Hurricanes (26-22-9) taking on the worst team in the NHL, the Buffalo Sabres (15...
Via New York Sports-Kings
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Canes hit restart button as Olympic break nears end

It was a team practice for the Carolina Hurricanes but felt more like training camp redux. The Canes, in their first official workout after the NHL break for the Winter Olympics, did a lot of skating Thursday at Raleigh Center Ice. They took a lot of shots. The goaltenders, Anton Khudobin and Cam Ward, got in a lot of work. When the on-ice work ended, there was off-ice work. Head...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Carolina Hurricanes bounce back, beat Florida Panthers 5-1

The Carolina Hurricanes got everything they wanted out of their game Friday against the Florida Panthers. The Canes won 5-1 at PNC Arena, picking up two much needed points and rebounding from a tough loss earlier this week to the Winnipeg Jets. Goaltender Anton Khudobin was sharp, again. Alexander Semin and Jiri Tlusty scored as the Canes’ top line produced. Defenseman Brett...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Hurricanes extend home dominance of Panthers, 5-1

Riley Nash and Alexander Semin scored 87 seconds apart early in the Carolina Hurricanes' 5-1 rout of the Florida Panthers on Friday night. Brett Bellemore, Jiri Tlusty and Andrej Sekera also scored, and Jeff Skinner had two assists to help the Hurricanes win their seventh in 10 games. Eric Staal set the club record for career shots on goal, passing Hall of Famer Ron Francis...
Via AP on Fox
February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Canes crush Panthers before Olympic sendoff

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Riley Nash and Alexander Semin scored 87 seconds apart early in the Carolina Hurricanes' 5-1 rout of the Florida Panthers on Friday night. Brett Bellemore, Jiri Tlusty and Andrej Sekera also scored, and Jeff Skinner had two assists to help the Hurricanes win their seventh in 10 games. Eric Staal set the club record for career shots on goal, passing Hall of Famer...
Via Fox Sports Florida
February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Andrej Sekera's surprising season

When the Hurricanes acquired Andrej Sekera from the Buffalo Sabres, it was met with mixed to negative reactions. Sekera wasn't considered a "top four defenseman" by many and most thought that he wasn't worth a roster player and a second round pick. It's been almost seven months since that trade happened and Sekera actually looks like he is worth way more than...
Via Shutdown Line
January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Stars Of The Week

NEW YORK (Jan. 27, 2014) - Dallas Stars goaltender Kari Lehtonen, Detroit Red Wings right wing Gustav Nyquist and Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Andrej Sekera have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending Jan. 26. Continue reading "Stars Of The Week"
Via Kukla's Korner
January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Senators-Hurricanes Preview

The Carolina Hurricanes and Ottawa Senators have managed to stay in the Eastern Conference playoff race behind impressive 11-game stretches. Both hope to see their success carry over into Saturday's matinee showdown at PNC Arena, where the Senators have struggled mightily over the years. One day after pulling out a 3-2 win at Philadelphia, Carolina (22-19-9) swept a two-game...
Via AP on Fox
January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Hurricanes rally to beat Sabres 5-3

A castoff in Buffalo, Andrej Sekera is proving to be a big contributor in Carolina. The Hurricanes defenseman scored the go-ahead goal with 10:10 remaining, and added two assists in a 5-3 win over the Sabres on Thursday night, in Sekera's first game against his former team. "You always have memories. I spent seven years here. It's a big part of my life," said...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Hurricanes rally to beat Sabres 5-3

Alexander Semin had two goals and defenseman Andrej Sekera added a score at 9:50 of the third to lift the Carolina Hurricanes to a 5-3 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday night. Jeff Skinner also scored for the Hurricanes, who overcame three one-goal deficits. Jiri Tlusty sealed the win by scoring into an empty net with one second remaining. Semin has six goals in his past...
Via AP on Fox
January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
Via The Fantasy Fix
January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
Via Shutdown Line
January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

The Slovakian 2014 Olympic hockey team

Defense Zdeno Chara  (Boston Bruins)Martin Marincin (Edmonton Oilers)Andrej Meszaros (Philadelphia Flyers)Andrej Sekera (Carolina Hurricanes)Lubomir Visnovsky (New York Islanders)Ivan BarankaDominik GranakMichal SersenForwardsMarian Gaborik, (Columbus Blue Jackets)Michal Handzus, (Chicago Blackhawks)Marian Hossa, (Chicago Blackhawks)Tomas Jurco, (Detroit Red Wings)Tomas Kopecky...
Via Goon's World
January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Team Slovakia Official Olympic Roster by   Bradshaw Furlong

Goalies: Peter Budaj, Montreal Canadiens (NHL) Jaroslav Halak, St. Louis Blues (NHL) Jan Laco, Donbass Donetsk (UKR/KHL) Defencemen: Ivan Baranka, Avangard Omsk (RUS) Dominik Granak, Dynamo Moscow (RUS) Zdeno Chara, Boston Bruins (NHL) Martin Marincin, Edmonton Oilers (NHL) Andrej Meszaros, Philadelphia Flyers (NHL) Andrej Sekera, Carolina Hurricanes (NHL) Michal Sersen, Slovan Bratislava...
Via The Hockey House
January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Hurricanes Zone Exits: The case for adding a puck-mover

The term "puck-moving defenseman" has become a taboo topic among Carolina fans because most are sick of hearing about it at this point. Between the years of watching terrible defensive play and the rumors of the Hurricanes being interested of John-Michael Liles, the mere mention of the words "puck-moving defenseman" is bound to make any Carolina fan cringe. Personally...
Via Shutdown Line
December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Solving the Hurricanes defense logjam

As everyone slowly returns to health, the Hurricanes will have some roster decisions to make over the next few days. The team has been the center of a lot of trade rumors lately and with there being 23 skaters and three goaltenders at practice now, there are bound to be some bodies moved soon. The most obvious decision they'll have to make is whether or not they want to trade...
Via Shutdown Line
December 18, 2013  |  Discuss
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