Are the Hurricanes strong enough to make the playoffs?

Right before the Carolina Hurricanes were released for their All-Star break, they had one final assignment before their official dismissal.The Hurricanes would have to take on the Chicago Blackhawks, the team with the second-most points in the NHL.On paper, it was tough. But Carolina made it look simple, dicing the Blackhawks for five goals in the first two periods before coasting...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL Power Rankings: Bear Down

The All-Star Break is upon us! The top of the NHL Power Rankings is unchanged, but the middle is certainly shaken up. Tuukka Rask’s excellent goaltending has put the Bruins in position to regain a top three spot in the Atlantic Division, while the Detroit Red Wings, San Jose Sharks, and Pittsburgh Penguins each made some big jumps. Meanwhile, the Ottawa Senators and Minnesota...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Hurricanes activate G Cam Ward from IR

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) The Carolina Hurricanes have activated goalie Cam Ward from injured reserve. General manager Ron Francis announced the move Tuesday night after the Hurricanes' 5-0 win over Chicago in their final game before the All-Star break. Ward was placed on IR last Wednesday with a concussion and Carolina went 3-1 in his absence to climb to 10th place in the Eastern Conference...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Nash helps Hurricanes pound Blackhawks 5-0

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Riley Nash scored two goals, Jeff Skinner had a goal and an assist and the Carolina Hurricanes routed the Chicago Blackhawks 5-0 on Tuesday night in the final game before the All-Star break for each team. Carolina outshot the reigning Stanley Cup champions 16-5 in the first period, taking a 3-0 lead and chasing goalie Corey Crawford. Eddie Lack made 26 saves...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Blackhawks-Hurricanes Preview

Eddie Lack exposed a struggling Blackhawks offense with a solid performance in net that helped the Carolina Hurricanes pick up a surprising victory in Chicago right after Christmas. The Blackhawks didn't lose for three weeks following that defeat, but they're again having a tough time finding the back of the net as they head into Raleigh to face Lack and the Hurricanes on Tuesday...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL Capsules

CHICAGO (AP) Corey Crawford stopped 25 shots for his league-leading seventh shutout, rookie Artemi Panarin and Andrew Shaw scored and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the St. Louis Blues 2-0 on Sunday night to end a two-game losing streak. Crawford wasn't consistently tested while earning his 19th career shutout. The defending Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks rebounded from listless...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Flames-Hurricanes Preview

As Sam Bennett continues to produce during easily the best stretch of his brief NHL career, his next opponent has seen its offense dry up following a brief breakout. Bennett looks to continue his recent scoring binge when the Flames resume their road trip Sunday night against the scuffling Carolina Hurricanes. After recording five goals during the first 39 games of his rookie...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Bartender! Two Millers for the win!

J.T. Miller did it again for the Rangers. One game after his overtime winner, Miller notched a pair of goals in quick succession in the second period to seal it for the Rangers early. Miller regained a two-goal lead with a perfectly placed wrist shot over Eddie Lack, then stole the puck from Noah Hanifin […] The post Bartender! Two Millers for the win! appeared first on Blue Seat Blogs.
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Miller scores twice, Rangers beat Hurricanes 4-1

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) J.T. Miller scored twice in the second period and Henrik Lundqvist made 30 saves to lead the New York Rangers to a 4-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday night. Ryan McDonagh scored to stretch his scoring streak to four games, and Keith Yandle also had a goal for New York. Joakim Nordstrom scored for Carolina, and Eddie Lack made 28 saves. New York has...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Gameday Thread: Rangers @ Carolina; Megna To Hartford

The New York Rangers (24-16-5) head to Carolina to face the Hurricanes (21-19-8) at PNC Arena tonight starting at 7 pm. For a preview, click here. TV: MSG2 Radio: ESPN 1050 AM Rangers Game Notes Probable line-up:  Nash-Brassard-Zuccarello Kreider-Stepan-Miller Stalberg-Lindberg-Fast Paille-Moore-Hayes McDonagh-Klein Staal-Boyle Yandle-Girardi Goalie match-up:  Henrik Lundqvist –...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers-Hurricanes Preview

Struggles on special teams have the New York Rangers in search of answers, and they're finding very few on the road. Daniel Paille's possible debut combined with a meeting with the Carolina Hurricanes could solve those problems. The Rangers attempt to invigorate their special teams as they look to continue their dominance of the Hurricanes on Friday night. New York (25-16-5)...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Jordan Staal scores in OT and Hurricanes beat Leafs 1-0

TORONTO (AP) Jordan Staal scored on a rebound in overtime, Eddie Lack stopped 31 shots and the Carolina Hurricanes downed the Toronto Maple Leafs 1-0 on Thursday night. Staal started the play with a rush up the ice and beat his man to the net to chip in the ricochet off a shot from Justin Faulk at 2:54 of the extra period. Carolina jumped out to a quick start and had its first...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Hurricanes-Maple Leafs Preview

The Toronto Maple Leafs' ended one of their longest skids of the season with their best scoring performance in nearly two weeks. They have a chance to keep that momentum when they face a team missing its top goaltender. Cam Ward is out indefinitely for the Carolina Hurricanes, who will wrap up a brief road trip Thursday night. Toronto snapped a five-game losing streak Tuesday...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Eat up: Hurricanes' Ward, Gerbe and Lack share meals with fans

Members of the Carolina Hurricanes enjoyed a fine dining experience with some of their fans recently.Goaltender Cam Ward and forward Nathan Gerbe broke bread with Casino Night auction winner Mark Rein and his family . The venue for the meal? Well, the Hurricanes' locker room, naturally.The prize was part of the "Skates and Plates" package in which the winner had a private skate with...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Vancouver Canucks: Analyzing Bo Horvat’s Value

One of the reasons why the Vancouver Canucks have fallen off the Western Conference’s list of powerhouses has been because of their success, or lack thereof, in the draft. Since 2005, only four draft picks have played more than fifty games with the Canucks. The first three players are Mason Raymond (second-round pick in 2005, 374 games played, and now a member of the Calgary Flames...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Three teams whose goaltending is preventing them from contending

Getting good goaltending is paramount to success. Teams like the New York Rangers, Florida Panthers, and Montreal Canadiens have top-flight goaltenders which has alleviated other weaknesses they might have. Not all teams are so fortunate, as their poor goaltending has cost them spots in the standings, or worse, prevented them from contending at all. Here are three teams who really...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Horvat scores twice, Canucks beat Hurricanes 3-2

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) Bo Horvat scored his second goal of the game with 1:06 left to give the Vancouver Canucks a 3-2 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Wednesday night. Sven Baertschi added a goal and an assist for the Canucks, and Jacob Markstrom stopped 26 shots in his sixth straight start with Ryan Miller out injured. Jordan Staal had a goal and an assist...
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January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Hurricanes-Canucks Preview

The Carolina Hurricanes have been one of the league's stingiest teams over the last few weeks, thanks in large part to solid play in net from Cam Ward and Eddie Lack. The issue is that they're scoring at the exact same rate during that time. Carolina looks to avoid a third straight defeat by beating the Canucks in Vancouver for the first time in more than 16 years Wednesday night...
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January 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Hurricanes-Oilers Preview

While the Edmonton Oilers are at the bottom of the Western Conference, they're feeling good about starting the new year in a positive fashion. In the midst of one of their longest homestands of the season, the Oilers look to continue their success in Edmonton on Monday night against the Carolina Hurricanes. Edmonton (16-21-3) has missed the playoffs for nine straight seasons since...
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January 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Hurricanes-Devils Preview

The Carolina Hurricanes are suddenly playing well defensively and on the road. Struggles in both areas played a role in them being at the bottom of the Eastern Conference earlier this month. Coming off a major confidence builder, the Hurricanes can continue their climb up the East standings Tuesday night if they beat the New Jersey Devils for the second time in four days. Following...
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December 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Lack makes 35 saves, Hurricanes beat Blackhawks 2-1

CHICAGO (AP) Justin Faulk and Victor Rask scored, backup Eddie Lack stopped 35 shots and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Chicago Blackhawks 2-1 on Sunday night. Chicago's Brent Seabrook spoiled Lack's shutout bid with 3 seconds left and Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford on the bench for an extra attacker. The Blackhawks lost 4-0 to Dallas in their previous game on Tuesday night...
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December 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Hurricanes-Blackhawks Preview

The Chicago Blackhawks' road play has left much to be desired. There have been no such problems at home, however. They'll try to make it seven wins in the last eight games at the United Center on Sunday night against the Carolina Hurricanes. The Blackhawks return from the holiday break following a 4-0 loss at Dallas on Tuesday, as their three-game win streak was snapped in a less...
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December 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Hurricanes-Penguins Preview

The Pittsburgh Penguins allowed more goals in their last game than they've scored on an entire four-game losing streak. The Penguins aren't just failing to make strides. They're regressing toward a black hole. The Carolina Hurricanes haven't been able to avoid debilitating stretches, and their latest effort could have them on alert for another heading into Saturday night's meeting...
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December 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Hurricanes' Lack nets commercial due to love of tacos (VIDEO)

Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Eddie Lack isn't shy about his love of tacos. James Guillory USA TodayCarolina Hurricanes goaltender Eddie Lack has a taco tattooed on his arm and plenty of shirts honoring his favorite fast-food delicacy.So, perhaps it stands to reason that Lack has a taco named after him at Gonza Tacos y Tequila in Raleigh, N.C. Below is a video with Lack doing his...
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December 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Stars blow four-goal lead, bailed out by Sharp with 19 seconds left

DALLASPatrick Sharp showed why the Dallas Stars acquired him from the Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks.Sharp scored the game-winning goal on the power play with 19 seconds remaining after Dallas had blown a four-goal lead in the third period, and the Stars beat the Carolina Hurricanes 6-5 on Tuesday night.Sharp took a pass from John Klingberg above the right faceoff circle...
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December 09, 2015  |  Discuss
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