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Carolina Hurricanes Gameday: Important Pair of Games Left Before Break

By Michael Smith RALEIGH, NC Feb. 7, 2014 – Two games separate the Carolina Hurricanes from the Olympic break, and it’s a set of two very important games as it relates to the standings and playoff positioning. The Hurricanes come into Friday’s contest versus the Florida Panthers sitting in sixth […]


Carolina Hurricanes face goaltending decision vs. Jets

The Canes continue their homestand, welcoming Paul Maurice and the Winnipeg Jets to PNC Arena NHL.com   JETS (27-25-5) at HURRICANES (25-20-9) TV: TSN-JETS, FS-CR Last 10: Winnipeg 8-2-0; Carolina 6-4-0 RALEIGH, NC Feb. 4, 2014 – Season series: This is the first of two games between the Winnipeg Jets […]


Cam Ward Ready to Return

By Michael Smith RALEIGH, NC Feb. 3, 2014 – Injuries are seemingly random, occurring at unsuspecting times to unsuspecting players, which can make them a pestering source of frustration. Cam Ward knows the feeling all too well. After coming into training camp feeling in peak shape, Ward suffered a groin […]


Carolina Hurricanes return home to host Blues

The Canes open a four-game homestand against St. Louis leading into the Olympic break Sean McCullen – NHL.com Staff Writer BLUES (36-11-5) at HURRICANES (24-20-9) TV: FS-MW, FS-CR Last 10: St. Louis 6-4-0; Carolina 6-4-0 RALEIGH, NC January 31, 2014 – Season series: The St. Louis Blues beat the Carolina […]


Malhotra, Gerbe help Hurricanes to third win in row

The Canes get points from 11 different players en route to their third straight victory, 6-3 over Ottawa Final 1st 2nd 3rd T OTT 0 3 0 3 CAR 1 4 1 6 Michael Smith RALEIGH, NC January 25, 2014 Tracking the Storm: Analysis — The Carolina Hurricanes capped an […]


Gameday: Trio of Players Returns for Canes

By Michael Smith RALEIGH, NC January 13, 2014 – A trio of previously injured players will return to the lineup tonight for the Carolina Hurricanes, who host the Calgary Flames to begin a three-game homestand. Eric Staal, Jiri Tlusty and Riley Nash will draw into the lineup. Nash has missed […]


Carolina Hurricanes: We’re Going Streaking

By Michael Smith RALEIGH, NC January 6, 2013 – It has indeed been a happy new year for the Carolina Hurricanes, who are unbeaten in three games since the beginning of 2014 and are riding a four-game winning streak, dating back to a dramatic come-from-behind victory on New Year’s Eve. […]


All It Took Was One

The Carolina Hurricanes hit the road riding momentum of New Year’s Eve comeback By Michael Smith RALEIGH, NC January 1, 2013 – All it took was one. And from there, the Carolina Hurricanes just kept rolling. After coming into the third period down 3-0 to Montreal, the Canes scored four […]


Gameday: Hot-Hand Boychuk Back with Carolina Hurricanes

By Michael Smith RALEIGH, NC December 27, 2013 – A quick glance at Zach Boychuk’s stat line from his only game with the Carolina Hurricanes this season on Dec. 6 versus San Jose probably doesn’t tell the entire story: he logged 7:53 of ice time, took two shots, recorded an […]


Jeff Skinner Scoring Timely Goals Often

By Michael Smith RALEIGH, NC December 17, 2013 – In Jeff Skinner’s first 16 games of the 2013-14 season, he scored four goals. In his last seven games, he has scored eight times. And he says he’s not eating any differently. “Sometimes that’s just the way it goes,” he said, […]