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Flyers sign winger Aaron Palushaj

  View image | gettyimages.com For the second day in a row, the Flyers tapped into the KHL for another free-agent signing. The Flyers announced Thursday that they have signed 25-year-old right winger Aaron Palushaj from the KHL. Palushaj split time in the KHL this past season with Medvescak Zagreb and Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg, scoring seven goals and adding 14 assists...
Via Flyerdelphia
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Canes take care of business at the Worlds

Several familiar faces will be bringing home medals from Prague, after the IIHF World Championships came to a close this past weekend. Justin Faulk, Anton Khudobin, and Bill Peters will all be returning with some hardware.Hurricanes Coach, and assistant for Team Canada, Bill Peters wrapped up a gold medal with a 6-1 victory in the title game against Russia. In the loss, representing...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Hurricanes might have their offensive upgrade already on roster

News flash: The Hurricanes were not good offensively this past season. Despite finishing 13th in the league in goals against (219), they finished with the fifth-worst record in the NHL, thanks in large part to the paltry 183 goals they managed over their 82-game schedule. With that in mind, there's no question that they need to increase their scoring output next season if they're...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Your guide to a Hurricanes home game

Late fall is a perfect time to afternoon-tailgate outside PNC arena, which offers tremendous views of the ice, and atmosphere that rivals any in the NHL when the team is performing well.If tailgating is not your thing, the concessions offer great food inside. There are also some terrific barbecue restaurants in the area. (h/t Carolina Hurricanes)
Via Fox Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Faulk leading U.S. to strong start at worlds

Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Justin Faulk has led the Americans in ice-time at the IIHF World Championships. Faulk has provided a steady blue-line presence that had sparked the team to the highest point total in Group B. That changed after the United States lost to Belarus 5-2 on Thursday morning, but they will be back in action Friday against Denmark, looking to bounce back from...
Via Fox Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Staal ready for rebound year?

From the standpoint of production, Eric Staal suffered his worst season in 2014-15 as a professional since his rookie season. His shooting percentage at 5-on-5 play was a mere 5.5%, and his ice-time dropped significantly as well. Despite the down season from Staal, Hurricanes GM Ron Francis has offered no indication that he intends to move on from the captain, so expect a bounce...
Via Fox Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Daniels: What could have been for the Carolina Hurricanes

The Carolina Hurricanes have only had a few coaches in their 18 year history, yet each one has left a mark — good and bad — for the next coach in line. And not only have they left a mark in Carolina, they have all gone on to find jobs elsewhere in the league while becoming […] The post Jeff Daniels: What could have been for the Carolina Hurricanes appeared first on Along the Boards.
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Skinner is a conundrum in Carolina

Carolina Hurricanes fans have seen their share of great young talent since their inception in 1997, yet some shine brighter than others. This has been the case with Jeff Skinner since the day he was drafted, yet things have started to sour in Raleigh the last couple of years. After a spectacular rookie season in […] The post Jeff Skinner is a conundrum in Carolina appeared first...
Via Along the Boards
28 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: NHL players try out figure skating

Players spend a lot of time on the ice as they work toward their NHL dreams, but with the exception of Carolina's Jeff Skinner (who was a figure skater before his hockey career began) usually figure skating isn't on the list of skills they practice. Upper Deck decided to shake things up by challenging players from different teams to take on a figure skating routine. How do you think they looked?
Via Fox Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Trading Eric Staal would be a mistake

Rumors are becoming more and more common, and many are wondering if the time has come for the Carolina Hurricanes to consider trading Eric Staal. The rumors began in August of 2014, and they seemed to continue throughout the 2014-2015 campaign. Rumors of Toronto possibly being interested in Staal started coming out in the first month […] The post Trading Eric Staal would be a...
Via Along the Boards
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Alexander Semin, Carolina’s biggest disappointment

As has been the case for the past three years, this season was yet another let down for Carolina Hurricane fans. I can’t imagine anyone thinking this team was a threat to make the playoffs and yet this season still had its disappointments. Most of all, however, it seems Carolina’s biggest disappointment this year has […] The post Alexander Semin, Carolina’s biggest disappointment...
Via Along the Boards
April 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Hurricanes look to next year to end playoff drought

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) The general manager was new this season for the Carolina Hurricanes. So was the coach. Many of the players were the same. And so was the end result. The last-place Hurricanes prepared for another long offseason after missing the playoffs for an Eastern Conference-worst sixth straight year. When first-year GM Ron Francis hired Bill Peters last summer, the new coach...
Via AP on Fox
April 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Playing for Pride: Flyers vs. Hurricanes

Two teams mathematically eliminated from playoff contention took the ice on Thursday night, April 9th. The Philadelphia Flyers, an underperforming talented team who struggled to find their identity throughout the course of the season started this game with a 33-29-18 record. The Carolina Hurricanes, on the other hand are a sub .500 team with many missing pieces, that can’t seem...
Via TopSportsReport
April 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Keegan Lowe Fights Vinny Lecavalier — TWICE — In His NHL Debut

  The Flyers were just trying to play out the season last night and get to the golf course here in a few days. The finish line is in sight. And then along comes some kid named Keegan Lowe, playing in his first NHL game, and he goes after Vinny Lecavalier. And works over Vinny in the first fight. So Vinny took it upon himself to jump the rookie later in the game and get revenge....
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April 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Hurricanes down Flyers to snap skid

PHILADELPHIA -- Brent Bellemore and Ryan Murphy each scored a goal to lead the Carolina Hurricanes to a 3-1 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday night. Jordan Staal added an empty-netter for the Hurricanes, who snapped a five-game road losing streak while taking their fourth victory in five games against Philadelphia this season. Sean Couturier scored for the Flyers,...
Via AP on Fox
April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Bellemore and Murphy lead Hurricanes past Flyers 3-1

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Brent Bellemore and Ryan Murphy each scored a goal to lead the Carolina Hurricanes to a 3-1 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday night. Jordan Staal added an empty-netter for the Hurricanes, who snapped a five-game road losing streak while taking their fourth victory in five games against Philadelphia this season. Sean Couturier scored for the Flyers...
Via AP on Fox
April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Goals by Bellemore, Murphy lead Hurricanes past Flyers

  Brent Bellemore and Ryan Murphy each scored a goal to lead the Carolina Hurricanes to a 3-1 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday night. Jordan Staal added an empty-netter for the Hurricanes, who snapped a five-game road losing streak while taking their fourth victory in five games against Philadelphia this season. Sean Couturier scored for the Flyers, while Jakub Voracek...
Via AP on Fox
April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Wings beat Hurricanes, but haven't clinched playoff spot yet

  Gustav Nyquist and Pavel Datsyuk scored in the third period, and the Detroit Red Wings rallied past the Carolina Hurricanes 3-2 on Tuesday night, taking a big step toward their 24th consecutive playoff berth. Detroit could have clinched a postseason berth with the win over Carolina if Pittsburgh had beaten Ottawa in regulation, but the Penguins couldn't do that. The Red Wings...
Via AP on Fox
April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Hurricanes claim shootout victory over Flyers

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Carolina Hurricanes blew a lead in regulation. They weren't going to let it happen again in the shootout. The Hurricanes beat the Philadelphia Flyers 3-2 on Saturday after Nathan Gerbe and Chris Terry scored in the tiebreaker and Cam Ward stopped Claude Giroux to close out the victory. Jordan Staal had a goal and an assist, and Elias Lindholm also scored in regulation...
Via AP on Fox
April 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Silver linings in the Carolina Hurricanes’ lost season

With the Carolina Hurricanes sputtering their way across the finish line, James Quick finds a few bright spots in what was otherwise a lost season. The post Silver linings in the Carolina Hurricanes’ lost season appeared first on Along the Boards.
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April 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Hurricanes give away lead, recover to beat Flyers in shootout

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Nathan Gerbe and Chris Terry scored in the shootout, and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Philadelphia Flyers 3-2 on Saturday. Jordan Staal had a goal and an assist, and Elias Lindholm also scored in regulation to help the Hurricanes win a matchup of teams eliminated from playoff contention. Sean Couturier sent it to overtime by scoring with 1:50 left in regulation...
Via AP on Fox
April 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Who will lead the new storm in Carolina?

A disappointing season for the Carolina Hurricanes is just not disappointing enough to land Connor McDavid or Jack Eichel at the top of the draft order. Newcomer James Quick lays out three options for GM Ron Francis. The post Who will lead the new storm in Carolina? appeared first on Along the Boards.
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March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins-Hurricanes Preview: B’s Continue Playoff Push Vs. Carolina

The Boston Bruins collected three of a possible four points in their last two games against Stanley Cup contenders the Anaheim Ducks and New York Rangers. Good goaltending, quality special teams and scoring production up-and-down the lineup are positive signs for the Bruins as they continue their push for a playoff spot Sunday evening against the Carolina Hurricanes. The Hurricanes...
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March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Staal, Faulk score in 3rd, lead Hurricanes past Devils

  Eric Staal and Justin Faulk scored in the third period, and Carolina beat New Jersey 3-1 on Saturday night. Patrik Elias gave New Jersey a 1-0 lead midway through the first period, but the Hurricanes tied it late in the second. Chris Terry scored on a rising shot from inside the right circle that caught the upper far corner. It came with 1:27 left in the period and was Terry's...
Via AP on Fox
March 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Thoughts: Game 74 – Pens look lost in 5-2 loss to Hurricanes

By: Meesh Shanmugam Here’s a link to the Postgame Thoughts archive, in case you want to catch up on what you may have missed. Hurricanes 5  Pens 2 Record: 40-23-11 Goals Sutter (17) from Crosby, Lovejoy Cole (5) from Adams, Bennett Click here to read the goal assessments Penalties Lapierre (roughing) – Inconsequential (gets into a little shoving match with Malone in front...
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March 27, 2015  |  Discuss
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