Hurricanes top Isles 5-2 for best start in franchise history
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Carolina's win over the New York Islanders showed the Hurricanes they have a team worthy of the best start in franchise history.
Dzingel nets 2, Hurricanes top Panthers 6-3 for 4th straight
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Ryan Dzingel and the Carolina Hurricanes are off to a perfect start.
Dzingel scored two goals and the Hurricanes beat the Florida Panthers 6-3 on Tuesday night for their...
Hurricanes finish sweep, beat Islanders 5-2 in Game 4
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Teuvo Teravainen and Greg McKegg scored 66 seconds apart in the second period, and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the New York Islanders 5-2 on Friday night to complete a sweep...
Hurricanes sweep Islanders with 5-2 victory in Game 4
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Teuvo Teravainen scored a quick goal, and moments later, so did Greg McKegg. Just that quickly, the Carolina Hurricanes chased New York's goalie out of the game — and the...
Canes’ Svechnikov hopes to play in Game 6 after concussion
WASHINGTON (AP) — Carolina Hurricanes rookie Andrei Svechnikov hopes to play in Game 6 against the Washington Capitals on Monday after suffering a concussion in a fight with Alex Ovechkin a week...
Rookie coaches enjoying chess match that comes in playoffs
Rod Brind'Amour does not think what he is doing is anything special.
Brind'Amour not only has the Carolina Hurricanes in the playoffs in his first season as coach but has made the necessary...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Carolina Hurricanes rookie Andrei Svechnikov is in the concussion protocol after Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin punched him, sending his head crashing onto the...
Ovechkin punch puts Carolina rookie into concussion protocol
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A barrage of punches from Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin could have an impact on the Stanley Cup champions' playoff series against the Carolina...
Youth is being served early in Stanley Cup playoffs
For all the value of postseason experience, youth is off to a nice start in the Stanley Cup playoffs.
Teenage defenseman Miro Heiskanen built on his stellar rookie season in his playoff...
Capitals jump out to early lead, hang on to beat Hurricanes
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nicklas Backstrom and Alex Ovechkin combined to score three goals on the first eight shots, and the defending Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals survived a surge from...
Capitals survive surge from Hurricanes to win Game 1
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nicklas Backstrom and Alex Ovechkin came out firing, the Carolina Hurricanes surged and the Washington Capitals showed why they're the defending Stanley Cup champions when it...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Andrei Svechnikov scored with 1:45 left in overtime as the Carolina Hurricanes rallied to beat the Montreal Canadiens 2-1 Sunday night in a matchup with Eastern Conference...
Teravainen helps lift Hurricanes past Wild 5-1
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — As the final minutes ticked down off the clock Saturday night, the nearly sold-out crowd at PNC Arena began chanting: "We Want Play-OFFS!" at high volume and in perfect...
Svechnikov, Williams lead Hurricanes past Sabres 4-2
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes climbed into playoff contention by stringing together victories and piling up points during two months. Nearly everyone took part in preventing their...
Svechnikov, Mrazek propel Hurricanes to 3-0 win over Avs
DENVER (AP) — Petr Mrazek got a piece of the shot with his pad, felt the puck trickling behind him and swiftly swung his stick around to knock it away.
Aho leads Hurricanes past Blues in matchup of teams on tear
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Sebastian Aho had a short-handed goal and an assist, and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the St. Louis Blues 5-2 on Friday night in a matchup between two of the NHL's hottest...
Aho’s goal, assist lead surging Hurricanes past Blues 5-2
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Sebastian Aho watched Jake Allen chase the puck into the corner but never broke stride heading for the net.
After the St. Louis goalie stumbled, Aho had an easy goal...
Hurricanes spoil Rangers’ Cup celebration with 3-0 victory
NEW YORK (AP) — Petr Mrazek and the Carolina Hurricanes had a reason to enjoy themselves, too, on Friday night.
Mrazek made 27 saves and the Hurricanes spoiled a celebration at Madison Square Garden that honored the last Rangers team to win the Stanley Cup, blanking New York 3-0.
McElhinney, Hurricanes shut down Penguins 4-0
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Curtis McElhinney's been doing this a long time. More than a decade into his well-traveled NHL career, the Carolina Hurricanes goaltender understands how things tighten up after the All-Star break.
His team scrambling for a spot in the postseason for the first time in nearly 10 years, McElhinney provided the Hurricanes with a jolt, turning aside 23 shots for his first shutout of the season in a 4-0 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday.
Niederreiter, Wallmark score lead Hurricanes past Oilers 7-4
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — It didn't take long for Nino Niederreiter to fit in with the Carolina Hurricanes.
Niederreiter and Lucas Wallmark each scored twice to lead the Hurricanes to a 7-4 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Sunday night.
Acquired from Minnesota on Friday, Niederreiter got his first goals with Carolina.
McElhinney stops 22 shots, Hurricanes handle Flyers 3-1
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes found their offense against the Philadelphia Flyers.
Limited to a goal in four of their last five games and coming off a shutout loss on the weekend, the Hurricanes scratched out a 3-1 win over Philadelphia on Monday night for their second victory in six games.
Lucas Wallmark, Jordan Martinook and Andrei Svechnikov scored and goalie Curtis McElhinney stopped 22 shots in the win.
Petry, Price lead Canadiens to 6-4 win over Hurricanes
MONTREAL (AP) — The Montreal Canadiens showed their mettle after their worst performance of the season.
Jeff Petry scored twice as the Canadiens defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 6-4 on Thursday night.
Matthew Peca, Brendan Gallagher, Artturi Lehkonen and Andrew Shaw also scored for the Canadiens, who have won four of their last five games. Phillip Danault and Kenny Agostino each had two assists.
The Canadiens were coming off a season-worst 7-1 loss to the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday.
Getzlaf scores in OT, Ducks beat Carolina 2-1
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Ryan Getzlaf came close to scoring but had nothing to show for it except a stuffed breakaway and a ringing post.
He certainly didn't miss in overtime.
Getzlaf scored 1:15 into OT, and the Anaheim Ducks rallied to beat the Carolina Hurricanes 2-1 on Friday night.
Pontus Aberg scored the tying goal with 3:50 left in regulation, and the Ducks won their third straight and fifth in six games.
Martinook’s hat trick leads Hurricanes past Panthers 4-1
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Jordan Martinook doesn't think it's his job to score goals for the Carolina Hurricanes.
"I'm just a guy that goes and works hard and if they come, they come," Martinook said.
The goals came in bunches for Martinook on Friday night as the Hurricanes' third-line winger recorded his first hat trick in a 4-1 win over the Florida Panthers.
Canes hold on to beat Blackhawks 4-3, spoil Colliton’s debut
CHICAGO (AP) — Jeremy Colliton's NHL coaching debut got off to a shaky start before the Chicago Blackhawks began skating with confidence and made it respectable.
Goals by Andrei Svechnikov, Jaccob Slavin, Phillip Di Giuseppe and Calvin de Haan gave Carolina a four-goal lead early in the second period and the Hurricanes held on for a 4-3 victory over the Blackhawks on Thursday night.
Canes hold on to beat Blackhawks 4-3, spoil Colliton’s debut
CHICAGO (AP) — Goals by Andrei Svechnikov, Jaccob Slavin, Phillip Di Giuseppe and Calvin de Haan gave Carolina a four-goal lead early in the second period and the Hurricanes held on for a 4-3 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday night that spoiled the NHL coaching debut of Jeremy Colliton.
Colliton became the 38th coach of the Blackhawks on Tuesday after Joel Quenneville was fired after 10 seasons with Chicago. Quenneville ranked second in NHL history with 890 regular-season victories.
Aho’s 2-point night leads Hurricanes past Canucks 5-3
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Sebastian Aho has earned a point in every game this season. So have the Carolina Hurricanes.
It adds up to the best start since the team left Hartford.
Aho had a goal and an assist, and the Hurricanes beat the Vancouver Canucks 5-3 on Tuesday night for their third straight win.
Warren Foegele scored an important insurance goal in the third period, Andrei Svechnikov, Jordan Staal and Brett Pesce also scored and Teuvo Teravainen had two assists.
Foegele scores 2 as Hurricanes beat winless Rangers 8-5
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Andrei Svechnikov long dreamed of scoring his first NHL goal. It could not have come at a better time for the Carolina Hurricanes.
Warren Foegele had two goals and an assist, Svechnikov got his first career goal to snap a tie midway through the third period, and the Hurricanes rallied to beat the New York Rangers 8-5 on Sunday.
Hurricanes hope new faces lead to end of playoff drought
LAST SEASON: 36-35-11, 83 points. Sixth in Metropolitan Division.
COACH: Rod Brind'Amour (first season, first NHL season).
ADDED: F Andrei Svechnikov, D Dougie Hamilton, D Calvin de Haan, G Petr Mrazek.
LOST: G Cam Ward, F Jeff Skinner, F Elias Lindholm, D Noah Hanifin.
Carolina looks for big things from rookies Necas, Svechnikov
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes were working on their power play during practice when first-year coach Rod Brind'Amour pulled first-round draft pick Andrei Svechnikov aside for some quick one-on-one instruction.
"Andrei," the coach said, "be a shooter."
The Hurricanes likely will need plenty of shots — and goals — from Svechnikov and fellow first-round draft pick Martin Necas if they're to finally snap the NHL's longest active playoff drought.
Carolina hopes strong defense brings end to playoff drought
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes have assembled quite a crowd on defense.
The Hurricanes brought in two established defensemen this offseason — trading for Dougie Hamilton, and signing Calvin de Haan. That means seven players for six spots on game nights, and they hope the strength in those numbers will finally end the NHL's longest active playoff drought.