Hurricanes Rumors & News

  • Strange omissions reveal NHL’s real motive for Greatest 100 list

    New York Post "It is a marketing function, not that there’s anything wrong with that, but you should bear that in mind when the NHL unveils the post-Original Six Era portion of its Greatest 100 Players on Friday night in Los Angeles as part of the league’s All-Star weekend. And as such, I would expect current..." January 22

  • Hartnell's heroics help Blue Jackets edge Hurricanes

    The Sports Xchange "COLUMBUS, Ohio -- An impressive play by a pair of veterans resulted in the Columbus Blue Jackets skating to a 3-2 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday night at Nationwide Arena. Scott Hartnell scored the game-winning goal after receiving a tape-to-tape pass from linemate Sam..." January 21

  • Some NHL stars are packing less punch this season; why?

    USA Today "Jamie Benn, a scoring champion in 2014-15 and 41-goal scorer last season, has 11 goals in 43 games this season. Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews, averaging 28 goals per season in his career, has seven this season. Future Hall of Famer Joe Thornton has scored only three goals and each..." January 21

  • Penguins blast Hurricanes, 7-1

    The Sports Xchange "RALEIGH, N.C. -- It's not just the quantity of goals recently for the Pittsburgh Penguins. It's the timing, too. Conor Sheary scored twice and the Penguins produced their second huge offensive output of the week in a 7-1 romp past the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday night at PNC..." January 20

  • NHL announces details of the 2017 All-Star Skills Competition

    Sportsnet "The NHL All-Star skills competition is coming up in Los Angeles on Jan. 28 at 7:00 p.m. ET and on Thursday, the league announced details of the event. The following events will be part of this year’s skills competition: · Gatorade NHL Skills Challenge Relay™ · Honda NHL Four Line..." January 19

  • A statistical look at the 2016-17 Selke candidates

    Fanrag Sports "Halfway through the NHL season, it’s pretty obvious who some of the awards favorites are. Unless Auston Matthews falls off the face of the earth, he’s likely to be taking home the Calder Trophy in June. The same can be said of Brent Burns and the Norris Trophy, as he’s on pace to top Erik..." January 18

  • Dubinsky, Bobrovsky help Jackets jolt Hurricanes

    The Sports Xchange "COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Columbus Blue Jackets welcomed back Sergei Bobrovsky on Tuesday night and they are back on top of the NHL standings. The All-Star returned after missing the past three games with an illness and gave the Blue Jackets the stellar goaltending they've come to expect from..." January 17

  • Hurricanes Recall Alex Nedeljkovic

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Carolina Hurricanes’ backup goalie carousel continues to go ’round and ’round. While Eddie Lack remains sidelined, the ’Canes have relied heavily on starter Cam Ward, who has now started 14 straight games. While Ward has performed admirably, with a .915 save percentage and 2.34 goals against..." January 17

  • Backstrom, Marchand, McGinn recognized as NHL's 3 stars "Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom, Boston Bruins left wing Brad Marchand and Carolina Hurricanes left wing Brock McGinn have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending Jan. 15. FIRST STAR - NICKLAS BACKSTROM, C, WASHINGTON CAPITALS Backstrom led the League in..." January 16

  • Hurricanes remain tough at home, defeat Islanders

    The Sports Xchange "By David Droschak, The Sports Xchange RALEIGH, N.C. -- Picked by most to miss the playoffs for an eighth straight year, it's now safe to say the Carolina Hurricanes are the NHL's surprise team. Rookie Brock McGinn had one goal and three assists, while Lee Stempniak scored the..." January 14

  • Skinner scores 2 as 'Canes defeat Sabres

    The Sports Xchange "RALEIGH, N.C. -- A few glitches aren't enough to distract the Carolina Hurricanes these days. They keep finding ways to navigate through rough patches, particularly on home ice. Jeff Skinner scored two goals in a 55-second span as the Hurricanes overcame an inconsistent beginning to..." January 13

  • NHL unveils jerseys for All-Star Game "The National Hockey League's Centennial, the Los Angeles Kings' 50th anniversary, previous NHL All-Star Games and the Hollywood setting all influenced the design of the jerseys that will be worn during the 2017 Honda NHL® All-Star Game at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Jan. 29. All..." January 11

  • Puck luck helps Hurricanes topple Jackets

    The Sports Xchange "RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Carolina Hurricanes took advantage of the right kind of friendly bounce and that resulted in another home victory. Jordan Staal scored on a strange deflection to break a third-period tie as the Hurricanes pulled away for a 5-3 victory against the Columbus Blue Jackets on..." January 10

  • NHL announces 2017 All-Star rosters

    Sportsnet "The NHL released its 2017 All-Star Game rosters on Tuesday. A fan vote determined each division’s team captain, the results of which were released last week. The four head coaches for all-star weekend will be Michel Therrien of the Montreal Canadiens (Atlantic), Bruce Boudreau of the..." January 10

  • Friedman points out which NHL teams are hungry to make trades

    Fanrag Sports "Somebody. Anybody. Make some trades. Hockey fans are anxiously waiting for even a trickle of trade activity in the National Hockey League, but it’s been gravely disappointing on that front for awhile. “I have to tell you, I think there’s teams that really want to do something,” explained..." January 10

  • Hurricanes beat Bruins on Aho's overtime goal

    The Sports Xchange "RALEIGH, N.C. -- Sebastian Aho says that the overtime format is ideal for him. The smooth-skating rookie for the Carolina Hurricanes showed why Sunday. His second goal of the game came with 3:26 remaining in overtime to give the Hurricanes a 4-3 victory against the Boston Bruins at PNC..." January 08

  • Toews, Blackhawks hold on to beat Hurricanes

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- After a frustrating start to the season, Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews is starting to feel better. Toews' latest pick-me-up arrived in the form of an opening goal Friday night. Teammate Artemi Panarin added a power-play goal, and the Blackhawks held on for a 2-1 win..." January 07

  • Devils snap Hurricanes' home point streak

    The Sports Xchange "RALEIGH, N.C. -- As New Jersey approaches the halfway point of the season, it's hard to determine which direction the Devils are headed. After a 4-9-2 stretch in December, New Jersey won two straight to start January as Adam Henrique and Mike Cammalleri each scored and set up a goal, and..." January 03

  • Are the NHL outdoor games still must-see TV?

    Yardbarker "The plan here for New Year’s Day was about the same as it has been for the last couple of years: Curl up into a ball and watch the first of the NHL outdoor games until the NYE-induced champagne headache finally faded. A couple years ago, there was a sizable amount of people that did the exact..." January 03

  • Carolina Hurricanes’ equipment manager sees action in net

    Fox Sports "Jorge Alves is the Carolina Hurricanes’ equipment manager. When Eddie Lack came up ill and unable to back up Cam Ward for Saturday’s game against the Tampa Bay Lightning, Alves became the team’s No. 2 goaltender, signing an official NHL contract. Unlike most instances when this takes place, the..." January 01

  • Power play propels Lightning past Hurricanes

    The Sports Xchange "TAMPA, Fla. -- Tampa Bay's power play was the difference Saturday night against Carolina. The Lightning scored two goals with a man advantage against the best penalty kill in the league and claimed a 3-1 victory over the Hurricanes at Amalie Arena. Tampa Bay has won four of its past..." December 31

  • Hurricanes ward off Blackhawks

    The Sports Xchange "RALEIGH, N.C. -- If this is the way it's going to be with the Carolina Hurricanes, they seem fine with all the close encounters. "We've played so many of them," coach Bill Peters said. "You just get used to it." Cam Ward made 27 saves and the Hurricanes survived another one-goal game,..." December 30

  • Hagelin's late winner pushes Penguins past Hurricanes

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- After two periods against Carolina, Pittsburgh wasn't in the lead and goalie Marc-Andre Fleury wasn't in the game. All that changed quickly during yet another successful Penguins comeback. Carl Hagelin scored the go-ahead goal with 4:15 remaining to finish another Pittsburgh..." December 28

  • Hurricanes' Faulk week to week with lower-body injury

    Fanrag Sports "This season, Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Justin Faulk has been good for seven goals and 16 points in 30 regular season games so far. It’s a minor step back from his production last year, but still excellent for the Metropolitan Division club. He’ll be without the opportunity to turn that..." December 27

  • Hurricanes rally past Bruins in OT

    The Sports Xchange "RALEIGH, N.C. -- Teuvo Teravainen did something he had never done and he enjoyed the rewards. He scored an overtime goal, sending the Carolina Hurricanes to a 3-2 comeback victory against the Boston Bruins on Friday night at PNC Arena. "First overtime goal ever," said Teravainen, a..." December 23

  • Postponed Red Wings-Hurricanes rescheduled for March 27

    Detroit News "The postponed game between the Carolina Hurricanes and Detroit Red Wings, originally scheduled to be played on Dec. 19, has been rescheduled for Monday, March 27, 2017 at PNC Arena, the NHL announced Friday. The start time is 7 p.m." December 23

  • Ward, Hurricanes prevail over Sabres

    The Sports Xchange "BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The extra time off certainly seemed to help the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday night. Three players scored and Cam Ward made 22 saves to lead the Hurricanes to a 3-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres. The win came after the Hurricanes had an unexpected four-day break to open the..." December 22

  • Rescheduling postponed game will be ‘extremely tough,’ says Francis

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Detroit Red Wings and Carolina Hurricanes were supposed to play Monday, but their game was postponed due to poor ice conditions caused by a leak in the cooling system. The league said in a statement that the “technical problem” made the ice at PNC Arena unplayable and that a date and time..." December 20

  • Stempniak, Aho lift Hurricanes past Sabres

    The Sports Xchange "RALEIGH, N.C. -- The shootout formula hasn't been good for the Carolina Hurricanes in recent seasons. They made a quick fix this time, with Lee Stempniak and Sebastian Aho converting in the shootout to defeat the Buffalo Sabres 2-1 on Saturday night at PNC Arena. This came a night..." December 17

  • Capitals top Hurricanes in shootout for sixth straight win

    The Sports Xchange "RALEIGH, N.C. -- It's no coincidence the Washington Capitals haven't lost since T.J. Oshie has returned to the lineup. Oshie scored late in the third period to tie it and added a shootout goal as the Washington Capitals won their sixth straight, defeating the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3...." December 16

  • Hurricanes storm back to beat Canucks

    The Sports Xchange "RALEIGH, N.C. -- Carolina Hurricanes' coaches and players across the board were searching their memory banks Tuesday night to recall a more wild, high-scoring hockey game in their careers. "I haven't seen it at this level, I can tell you that," Carolina coach Bill Peters said of his team's..." December 13

  • Jordan Staal, Elias Lindholm Cleared To Return

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Carolina Hurricanes are set to get a pair of key players back in the lineup tonight as centers Jordan Staal and Elias Lindholm are expected to play when they take on Vancouver, reports Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News and Observer (Twitter links). Staal has missed the last seven games..." December 13

  • Sharks find a way to defeat Hurricanes

    The Sports Xchange "SAN JOSE, Calif. -- They lost the special teams' battle and were outshot badly, but the San Jose Sharks somehow survived to beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3 on Saturday. Four different goal-scorers contributed as San Jose snapped a two-game losing streak before heading out for a four-game..." December 11

  • Short-handed goal highlights 'Canes win in L.A.

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Center Derek Ryan and left winger Brock McGinn rehearsed their act before, but they never previously staged it in an NHL game. Ryan scored a pair of goals, one of them the result of a nifty exchange with McGinn, leading the Carolina Hurricanes to a 3-1 victory over the Los..." December 09

  • Perry ends scoring drought, Ducks top 'Canes in shootout

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- By breaking one of the longest offensive droughts of his career, Corey Perry enabled the Anaheim Ducks to get back on track. Perry forced overtime with his first goal in 19 games, then Ryan Getzlaf and Ondrej Kase scored in a shootout as the Ducks rallied for a 6-5 win..." December 08

  • McDavid, Crosby, Price and Kane lead All-Star voting through first week

    Pro Hockey Talk "Voting for the 2017 NHL All-Star game has been underway for more than a week now, and on Tuesday afternoon the league announced the early leaders from each division. The game, which will take place in Los Angeles on Jan. 26, will feature the same format as last year’s game with the four..." December 06

  • Di Giuseppe's overtime tally lifts Hurricanes over Lightning

    The Sports Xchange "RALEIGH, N.C. -- This time the Carolina Hurricanes turned a good situation into the best kind of result. It came with dramatics as Phillip Di Giuseppe's first goal of the season gave the Hurricanes a 1-0 overtime victory against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Sunday at PNC Arena. "We've..." December 04

  • Rangers beat Hurricanes again, 4-2

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Alain Vigneault was so upset about the way his New York Rangers played on Saturday afternoon that he opted to not answer a question afterward because there were kids from a high school class in the press conference room. Afraid that he may he respond using salty language, he..." December 03

  • NHLPA expected to reject offer to extend CBA for Olympic participation

    The Hockey News "The NHL’s verbal offer of a three-year extension to the collective bargaining agreement in exchange for Olympic participation has been rejected by the NHLPA. If NHL players are going to participate in the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics, it’s not likely to come by way of extending the collective..." December 02

  • NHL Eyeing Exhibition Game In China; Continues History Of International Play

    Pro Hockey Rumors "According to TSN’s NHL Insider Darren Dreger, the NHL is expected to play an exhibition game in China next season. While the NHL is easily the most nationally diverse of the “Big Four” North American sports leagues and has a history of playing international games, this would be their first foray..." December 02

  • Khudobin guides Bruins past 'Canes in shootout

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Anton Khudobin kept the Boston Bruins in the game as long as he possibly could Thursday night, and his teammates rewarded him with a victory. Torey Krug scored the tying goal with 31.5 seconds left in regulation, and David Pastrnak converted the winning shootout strike as Boston..." December 01

  • Rangers remain NHL’s most valuable team, according to Forbes

    Pro Hockey Talk "The New York Rangers have widened the gap atop the annual list of the NHL’s most valuable teams. According to Forbes, the Rangers’ franchise value has risen four percent in the last year to $1.25 billion. Meanwhile, the NHL’s second-most valuable team, the Montreal Canadiens, fell five percent..." December 01

  • Nash, Vesey lead Rangers to victory

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- For a second game in a row, the New York Rangers found themselves trailing a lesser opponent on home ice and failing to generate anything resembling a consistent offensive attack. They were again down two goals and struggling to get shots on net against a stingy, hard-checking..." November 29

  • Hurricanes rally past Panthers behind Leighton

    The Sports Xchange "RALEIGH, N.C. -- Goaltender Michael Leighton almost acted like it was no big deal, but those around him with the Carolina Hurricanes felt otherwise. Leighton won his first NHL game in almost six years as the Hurricanes used a big second period to rally past the Florida Panthers 3-2 on Sunday..." November 27

  • Hurricanes hope strong analytics lead to wins "At first, Bill Peters played it coy. When the Carolina Hurricanes coach was asked Thursday if he were a numbers guy, Peters deflected the question with his great sense of humor, one of the many things in his toolbox that make him very good at his job. "I've got to be able to count to six so..." November 26

  • Turris' late goal helps Senators survive Hurricanes

    The Sports Xchange "OTTAWA -- It was another close, tight-checking game between the Carolina Hurricanes and the Ottawa Senators, another one of those games that cried out for a great individual play to be the difference. For the second time in November, Senators forward Kyle Turris came up with that play. He..." November 26

  • Pacioretty, Habs edge Hurricanes

    The Sports Xchange "MONTREAL -- The Montreal Canadiens have been waiting for some offense from their second line. On this night, they came through. Max Pacioretty struck early in the third period, and Tomas Plekanec and Brendan Gallagher snapped point droughts with an assist each to lift the Canadiens to a 2-1..." November 24

  • Official NHL expansion draft exempt list contains surprises

    Sportsnet "The Vegas Golden Knights officially have a name and they’re starting to get a better sense of who will be off limits when the expansion draft is conducted in June. Sportsnet has obtained a memo distributed from the NHL to its 30 teams on Tuesday night, which outlines the 66 players currently..." November 24

  • Vegas Golden Knights introduced as NHL's 31st franchise

    TSN "These Knights will be Golden. As gold confetti blasted into Sin City’s neon-drenched night sky, owner Bill Foley dubbed the NHL’s 31st franchise the Golden Knights, finally giving the first major professional sports team to call Las Vegas home a name and identity. The Vegas Golden Knights..." November 23

  • Hurricanes defeat Leafs for fifth straight victory

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- The Carolina Hurricanes started their streak four consecutive home wins. Just how well their act plays on the road will determine how long the run will continue. It was just fine Tuesday night when Viktor Stalberg scored a short-handed goal in the second period to break a..." November 22