Hurricanes Rumors & News

  • Hurricanes beat Devils, keep playoff hopes alive

    The Sports Xchange "NEWARK, N.J. -- Jeff Skinner continued his recent goal-scoring splurge Saturday night at the Prudential Center, helping the Carolina Hurricanes keep their faint playoff hopes alive with the game-winning goal in a 3-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils. "That's a big win for us," said..." March 25

  • Stempniak nets pair to lead Hurricanes past Habs

    The Sports Xchange "MONTREAL -- The Carolina Hurricanes are one of the youngest teams in the NHL this season but it was a wily veteran who helped them continue their recent hot stretch. Lee Stempniak, 34, scored a pair to lift the Hurricanes to a 4-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday night at the Bell..." March 23

  • Donald Fehr: Players won't concede in Olympic stalemate

    ESPN "The NHL should not be waiting for the players to give up something in return for Olympic participation, National Hockey League Players' Association executive director Donald Fehr told ESPN on Thursday. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said earlier this week that if things stayed status quo,..." March 23

  • Hurricanes making late push with comeback victory

    The Sports Xchange "SUNRISE, Fla. -- Maybe it's too late for the Carolina Hurricanes. Maybe they had too far to come and too many teams to climb over in an effort to make the playoffs. If that turns out to be true, at least the Hurricanes are making it interesting, getting what proved to be the game-tying..." March 21

  • Bettman: 'Assume' NHL not going to Olympics

    TSN "National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman is advising fans to brace for the 2018 Winter Olympics to take place without NHL players in Pyeongchang. Speaking to Reuters in New York on Tuesday at the Sports Business Summit, Bettman said “people should assume” the NHL is not going to play in..." March 21

  • Flyers strike late, trip Hurricanes in OT

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- It took a little luck and lot of perseverance, but the Philadelphia Flyers kept their faint playoff hopes flickering with an emotional 4-3 overtime win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday night. Rookie forward Travis Konecny tied the score with a power-play goal with 42.9..." March 19

  • Skinner's two goals guide Hurricanes by Predators

    The Sports Xchange "RALEIGH, N.C. -- In his seventh season without a playoff appearance on his resume, Carolina left wing Jeff Skinner may be somewhat of an unknown commodity to the casual hockey fan. However, the numbers the former Calder Trophy winner is beginning to pile up in his career speak for themselves...." March 18

  • Rask's late goal helps Hurricanes defeat reeling Wild

    The Sports Xchange "RALEIGH, N.C. -- Eddie Lack's season can best be described as tumultuous. The backup goalie for the Carolina Hurricanes missed two large portions of the season with a concussion, and when he returned in early February his play wasn't up to par, prompting some colorful criticism from coach Bill..." March 16

  • Hurricanes Agree to Terms With Callum Booth "Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has agreed to terms with goaltender Callum Booth on a three-year, entry-level contract. The deal will pay Booth $650,000 on the NHL level in the first and..." March 16

  • Islanders beat Hurricanes on Tavares' overtime goal

    The Sports Xchange "RALEIGH, N.C. -- Interim coach Doug Weight of the New York Islanders made it clear that how the team responded from a lopsided loss would be critical to the rest of the season. He must have liked the way it turned out Tuesday night. John Tavares scored 34 seconds into overtime and the..." March 14

  • Slavin's first career hat trick sends Hurricanes by Isles

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The Hurricanes might win the Stanley Cup if they could figure out how to play against everyone the way they play against the Islanders, while a handful of losses to Carolina might keep New York out of the playoffs. Carolina continued its mastery of the Islanders on Monday night,..." March 13

  • Rielly's OT goal lifts Leafs

    The Sports Xchange "RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Toronto Maple Leafs can't underestimate the importance of taking advantage of the schedule that could be turning in their favor. It took an extra effort to cash in Saturday night. Defenseman Morgan Rielly scored his fourth goal of the season 2:13 into overtime as..." March 11

  • Aho lead Hurricanes over Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Carolina Hurricanes showed off a youth movement on the offensive end, but it took a veteran's work in the net to complete the task Thursday night. Rookie Sebastian Aho scored a pair of third-period, power-play goals as the Hurricanes overcame the New York Rangers for a..." March 09

  • After ‘frustrating’ year with ‘Canes, Murphy could be headed to Vegas

    Raleigh News & Observer "The question caused Ryan Murphy to smile, the Carolina Hurricanes defenseman instantly grasping the innuendo. Ever been to Las Vegas? “Yeah, I’ve been to Vegas,” Murphy said, “but never for business.” Murphy is aware the NHL’s newest team, the Vegas Golden Knights, will be in business in..." March 09

  • Barrie helps Avalanche snap four-game slide

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- The Colorado Avalanche haven't had many opportunities to celebrate on home ice this season, so they savored Tuesday's rare chance. Tyson Barrie had a goal and two assists, Gabriel Landeskog also scored and the Avalanche rallied for two quick goals in the second period to beat the..." March 08

  • Colin Campbell ‘nervous’ as unchanged offsides rule looms ahead of playoffs

    Sportsnet "Colin Campbell refers to it as Mike Murphy’s Law. A nod to his right-hand man, yes, but also the NHL’s penchant for finding itself in some kind of rules quagmire at the most important time of year. Consider it a by-product of a game played with a bouncing piece of rubber on ice. "We always..." March 08

  • NHL Will Not Change Definition Of Off-Side

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Though it was discussed heavily at the GM Meetings this week in Boca Raton, Florida, the NHL will not change the off-side rule according to Pierre LeBrun of ESPN. The idea theorized was that the player wouldn’t need to have his skate blade on the ice to be considered on-side, just breaking the..." March 07

  • Lack, Hurricanes bounce back, beat Coyotes

    The Sports Xchange "GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Three days after he ripped backup goalie Eddie Lack for allowing four goals on 16 shots in an overtime loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning, Hurricanes coach Bill Peters was feeling the sting of regret as he headed to the airport for Carolina's road trip to Arizona. "Not my..." March 06

  • Peters doesn’t regret Lack criticism: ‘That’s just being honest’

    Pro Hockey Talk "Carolina Hurricanes coach Bill Peters made some headlines on Friday when he went on a bit of a rant regarding the play of backup goaltender Eddie Lack this season, basically telling him to make a big save every once in a while. It was surprising not only because of how direct and sharp the..." March 04

  • Martinook, Doan power Coyotes past Hurricanes

    The Sports Xchange "RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Arizona Coyotes aren't winning all that often this season, but they're embracing their chances when in position for something good. "Going into the third, we wanted to leave it all out there and we did a good job with that," left winger Jordan Martinook said...." March 03

  • Hurricanes' Peters rips Lack in lengthy tirade

    Raleigh News & Observer "Carolina Hurricanes coach Bill Peters has done an admirable job of not publicly showing irritation or frustration, which he calls the “F-word,” during what has fast become a challenging season. But some of that appeared to leak out of him Friday, when a question was raised about goalies Cam..." March 03

  • Lightning rally past Hurricanes in OT

    The Sports Xchange "TAMPA, Fla. -- It wasn't pretty by any means, but the Tampa Bay Lightning will take wins however they can come down the stretch. The Lightning rallied for the lead in the final five minutes, lost it in regulation, then got a goal from Victor Hedman 46 seconds into overtime for a 4-3 win over..." March 01

  • ‘Canes exploring Teravainen trade

    Pro Hockey Talk "Here’s a name many didn’t expect to surface on trade deadline day: Teuvo Teravainen. Teravainen, the 22-year-old Carolina forward acquired from Chicago last summer, has reportedly been the topic of trade conversations, per TVA. Once a ballyhooed prospect, Teravainen — the 18th overall..." March 01

  • Luongo, Panthers stop Hurricanes in shootout

    The Sports Xchange "SUNRISE, Fla. -- Aleksander Barkov's shootout attempt seemed to take forever. He skated way out to the right, came back center and stick-handled about 20 times before pulling Carolina Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward out of position and tapping in the puck on the open right side. The..." February 28

  • Hurricanes send Stalberg to Ottawa for pick

    Ottawa Citizen "Pierre Dorion has struck again. The Senators GM continued to bulk up for the playoffs by acquiring winger Viktor Stalberg from the Carolina Hurricanes Tuesday. The Senators have sent a third-round pick to the Canes. Trying to make sure this club gets to the playoffs, Dorion made his second..." February 28

  • Flames down Hurricanes to finish hot road trip

    The Sports Xchange "RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Calgary Flames found all sorts of souvenirs on their trip to the Southeast. Most notably, they'll take a bunch of points they earned back home. Johnny Gaudreau scored two goals and provided an assist as the Flames completed a splendid road trip by defeating the..." February 26

  • For Eddie Lack, the Canes’ win over the Senators had extra meaning

    Raleigh News & Observer "For Eddie Lack, helping the Carolina Hurricanes win a hockey game, ending a five-game winless streak, was the most important thing Friday. That he shut out the Ottawa Senators 3-0, making 34 saves, was personally gratifying given his injuries and missed games this season. But the game..." February 26

  • Lack, Hurricanes blank Senators

    The Sports Xchange "RALEIGH, N.C. -- Through a lot of inactivity, in part because of a lingering concussion, Carolina Hurricanes goalie Eddie Lack never lost faith. As it turned out his teammates had his back as well. Lack recorded his first victory since October by stopping 34 shots as the Hurricanes..." February 24

  • Bryan Bickell nearing return after MS diagnosis, assigned to AHL

    Sportsnet "Carolina Hurricanes forward Bryan Bickell has been cleared to make his return to the ice. The team made the announcement Thursday, along with the news that he’d been placed on waivers for an AHL assignment. Bickell, 30, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in November 2016 and has remained..." February 24

  • Trade: Pens acquire d-man help, get Hainsey from Carolina

    Pro Hockey Talk "Pittsburgh has added another veteran presence on the blueline in advance of a second consecutive Stanley Cup. Ron Hainsey, the 35-year-old ‘Canes rearguard, has been acquired in exchange for a second-round pick and AHLer Danny Kristo, per TVA. Hainsey, a pending UFA, is in the last of a..." February 23

  • Crosby, Penguins dump Hurricanes

    The Sports Xchange "RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Pittsburgh Penguins are showing how to play a winning brand of hockey late in games. The defending Stanley Cup champions improved to 25-0-0 when leading after two periods as Sidney Crosby scored his NHL-leading 33rd goal, and Matt Murray stopped 29 shots in a 3-1 victory..." February 21

  • McElhinney, Leafs blank Hurricanes

    The Sports Xchange "RALEIGH, N.C. -- Goalie Curtis McElhinney is still trying to prove to his new teammates that he can be an asset to the Toronto Maple Leafs. They saw some of the value Sunday night. McElhinney secured his first shutout as a member of the Maple Leafs in a 4-0 victory over the Carolina..." February 19

  • Blues re-claim Rattie from Hurricanes

    Fanrag Sports "The St. Louis Blues have claimed forward Ty Rattie off waivers from the Carolina Hurricanes, according to a report from James Mirtle of TSN. Defenseman Taylor Fedun, who was also placed on waivers by the Buffalo Sabres near the time that Rattie was, has since cleared. The 24-year-old Rattie has..." February 19

  • Avs top 'Canes in OT to snap 5-game skid

    The Sports Xchange "RALEIGH, N.C. -- With by far the NHL's worst record, the Colorado Avalanche have had few bright spots this season. Overtime has been one of them. Mikko Rantanen scored with 36.4 seconds left in overtime as the Avalanche snapped their five-game losing streak with a 2-1 victory over the..." February 17

  • Carolina Hurricanes' depth on defense drawing interest ahead of trade deadline

    ESPN "In a league where two-thirds of the teams are starving to improve their blue line, the Anaheim Ducks aren't the only ones with great leverage because of their crazy depth on D. The Carolina Hurricanes are knee-deep too, with young defensemen throughout the organization -- and there's no..." February 16

  • Canes eyeing Duchene?

    TSN "An unlikely candidate may be emerging in the trade rumours swirling around Colorado Avalanche forward Matt Duchene. The Ottawa Sun's Bruce Garrioch reported that according to league executives, the Carolina Hurricanes may be making the hardest push for the Avs' forward. However, any package for..." February 12

  • Eaves scores twice, Stars sink Hurricanes

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- Mired in a four-game losing streak, the Dallas Stars were desperate for a win to keep their slim playoff hopes alive. And thanks to two goals from Patrick Eaves and a 22-save performance from Kari Lehtonen, Dallas returned to the win column with a 5-2 victory against the Carolina..." February 11

  • Capitals, Holtby hold Hurricanes scoreless in 5-0 win

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- The Washington Capitals continue to put up big numbers on offense. They are playing pretty well in the defensive zone as well. Braden Holtby picked up his seventh shutout of the season, five different players scored and the league-leading Capitals defeated the Carolina..." February 07

  • NHL Players To Rate Ice Conditions

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL is finally doing something to remedy the increased complaints of bad ice surfaces around the league. According to Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos, the NHL and NHLPA are creating a subcommittee to monitor and address poor ice issues. The subcommittee—called the Playing Environment..." February 07

  • Bryan Bickell aims to return to Hurricanes after bye "Carolina Hurricanes forward Bryan Bickell said on Tuesday he is targeting the five-game homestand that begins on Feb. 17 to return after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Bickell, 30, has not played since Oct. 30. The Hurricanes announced on Nov. 11 that he had been diagnosed with the..." February 07

  • NHL trade deadline 2017: Top 10 players who could be on the move

    USA Today "The most talked-about player in the NHL trade market isn’t the most likely to be dealt before the March 1 deadline. Several teams want Colorado Avalanche center Matt Duchene, but piecing together an in-season deal could be too complicated. Some Duchene suitors are playoff teams, and meeting the..." February 07

  • Sebastian Aho is quietly putting together a strong rookie season in Carolina

    Pro Hockey Talk "When it comes to the Calder Trophy for the league’s outstanding rookie, three players — Mitch Marner, Patrik Laine and Auston Matthews — have separated themselves from the pack. You can throw in some dark horse possibilities for a late-season charge like William Nylander and Columbus defenseman..." February 06

  • Aho, Granlund, Budaj named NHL's weekly 3 stars "Carolina Hurricanes right wing Sebastian Aho, Minnesota Wild center Mikael Granlund and Los Angeles Kings goaltender Peter Budaj have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending Feb. 5. FIRST STAR - SEBASTIAN AHO, RW, CAROLINA HURRICANES Aho tied for the League lead with four..." February 06

  • Hainsey's OT goal helps Hurricanes win wild one

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Carolina Hurricanes coach Bill Peters had one question Saturday night after watching a game that included nine goals, seven penalties, four ties and three lead changes. "So," Peters said with a grin. "What'd you think of that one?" The Hurricanes certainly exited Barclays..." February 04

  • Hurricanes squeak past Oilers 2-1

    The Sports Xchange "RALEIGH, N.C. -- A strong finish in a tight game sometimes escapes the Carolina Hurricanes, but they looked like they perfected that at least for one outing. Sebastian Aho scored 1:48 into the third period on a power play as the Carolina Hurricanes defeated the Edmonton Oilers 2-1 on Friday..." February 03

  • NHL players called ‘puppets’ in major lawsuit

    Detroit News "Court documents unsealed in Minnesota reveal the NHL calling former players who filed a lawsuit over concussion claims “mere puppets” of a public-relations company when they provided statements to the media about the case, TSN reported Tuesday. In seeking access to correspondence between the..." February 01

  • Aho's hat trick leads Hurricanes' rout of Flyers

    The Sports Xchange "RALEIGH, N.C. -- Sebastian Aho went without a goal over his first 13 NHL games, and some began to wonder if and when the slender 19-year-old would find his scoring touch after tremendous success in Finland's top league last season. Don't look now, but Aho is rolling, scoring twice in the..." January 31

  • 2017 All Star Game earns highest overnight rating since 2004

    Fanrag Sports "The NHL All Star Game is a constant source of debate. Some fans love it, others hate it – and yet more think it’s a dying source of entertainment. If the NBC overnight ratings hold any weight, though, it’s possible that the declining interest may not be as true as fans think: According to..." January 30

  • NHL Stars Support Going To Olympics In 2018

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Alexander Ovechkin, Connor McDavid, Jonathan Toews, and Sidney Crosby all agree. The NHL should go to the Pyeongchang Olympics in 2018. Now it’s just up to NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and IOC President Rene Fasel to hammer out a deal. Toews told TSN’s Frank Seravalli “quite frankly, to..." January 30

  • Bettman argues that Olympic participation hurts NHL product

    Pro Hockey Talk "Gary Bettman reiterated his criticism of the International Olympic Committee today, as prospects of a deal to send NHLers to the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea remain in doubt. In an interview with Sportsnet’s Ron MacLean, the commissioner also said that the NHL owes it to the fans to..." January 30