Carolina picks Jordan Staal to replace Williams as captain
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Jordan Staal has been picked as the captain of the Carolina Hurricanes.
The team announced Staal's selection Sunday before its exhibition game against Washington, adding...
16 wins! And a number of other things for the NHL playoffs
DENVER (AP) — Welcome back to the playoffs , New York Islanders. Same goes for you, St. Louis, Dallas, Carolina and Calgary.
All five teams are returning to the postseason after at least one...
Smith makes 18 saves as Flames top Senators 5-1
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Calgary's fourth-line forwards provided all the offense the Flames needed against the Ottawa Senators.
Andrew Mangiapane, Garnet Hathaway and Derek Ryan combined on...
Gaudreau and Peters have Flames cruising toward playoffs
Bill Peters deadpanned that it was the first time he had heard the question.
What did you learn about Johnny Gaudreau that you didn't know before you started coaching him? Midway through his...
Ryan, Lindhom, Hanifin lift Flames in return to Raleigh
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Bill Peters' return to Carolina went about as perfectly as he could have imagined.
He has the players he brought with him to Calgary to thank for that.
Derek Ryan, Elias Lindholm and Noah Hanifin all scored in their first game back in Carolina, and the Flames beat the Hurricanes 4-3 on Sunday in Peters' return to Raleigh.
Flames stay hot with 5-2 victory over Oilers
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Calgary Flames are getting some offense from just about everyone right now.
Mark Giordano, Johnny Gaudreau, Sean Monahan and Mikael Backlund each had a goal and an assist in a 5-2 victory over the rival Edmonton Oilers on Saturday night.
Giordano scores a pair, Flames rout Coyotes 7-1
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Calgary Flames captain Mark Giordano celebrated his 800th NHL game in style.
Giordano had two goals and an assist and the Flames defeated the Arizona Coyotes 7-1 Sunday night.
"Whenever you're playing in a milestone game, you want to win it, first and foremost," Flames coach Bill Peters said. "When you win it and you're plus-five with three points, that's something you can tell your kids and they're going to look it up and hey, it wasn't a lie. Good for him."
Summer coaching changes paying major dividends across NHL
It wasn't the 15-hour flight to China for training camp that had general manager Brad Treliving's head spinning.
It was the pace of Bill Peters' first practice as coach of the Calgary Flames.
Monahan, Lindholm lead Flames past Blackhawks 3-2
CHICAGO (AP) — The Calgary Flames might not have been at their best Sunday night, yet they got the breaks they needed.
Sean Monahan and Elias Lindholm each had a goal and an assist as Calgary edged the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 and moved into first place in the Pacific Division.
Derek Ryan also scored and Johnny Gaudreau had two assists for the Flames, who won their second straight game and for the third time in four contests.
Coach hit by puck, Flames rout Coyotes 6-1
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Noah Hanifin and Mark Jankowski each scored twice, former Coyotes goalie Mike Smith just missed his 38th career shutout and the Calgary Flames routed Arizona 6-1 on Sunday.
Smith, making his first start in five games, made 28 saves in his first win since Nov. 1.
Calgary led 6-0 before Clayton Keller scored for Arizona with 6:16 remaining.
Three of the Flames' goals were short-handed. The Coyotes have allowed five shorted-handed goals in their last two games.
Hanifin, Jankowski lead Flames to 6-1 romp over Arizona
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Calgary coach Bill Peters took one on the chin Sunday, and so did the team his Flames dominated, the Arizona Coyotes.
Noah Hanifin and Mark Jankowski each scored twice, former Coyotes goalie Mike Smith just missed his 38th career shutout and the Flames routed Arizona 6-1.
Smith, making his first start in five games, made 28 saves in his first win since Nov. 1.
Flames coach Bill Peters hit in face by puck
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Calgary coach Bill Peters needed eight stitches in his left jaw after being hit with a puck during the Flames' 6-1 victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Sunday.
Peters left for about 10 minutes of game time in the second period before returning.
He was hit with 16:23 left in the period and was helped to the locker room, holding a towel over his jaw. He returned without a bandage with 5:07 to play.
Flames race to seven-goal lead, defeat Golden Knights 7-2
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Johnny Gaudreau matched a career-high with four points, all in the first period, and found a spot in the Calgary Flames' record book.
Gaudreau's goal and three assists, along with Matthew Tkachuk's two goals and two assists, helped the Flames take over top spot in the Pacific Division with a 7-2 rout of the Vegas Golden Knights on Monday night.
Calgary is even in points with the San Jose Sharks, but have one more regulation/overtime win.
Lindholm scores twice, Flames rally past Oilers 4-2
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Elias Lindholm is having a breakout season with Calgary.
Lindholm scored twice, including the tiebreaking goal midway through the third period, and the Flames rallied from two down to beat the Edmonton Oilers 4-2 on Saturday night.
After deflecting Noah Hanifin's point shot into Mikko Koskinen's pads, Lindholm knocked in the rebound at 9:10 of the third. He added an empty-netter for his team-leading 11th goal — his career high is 17 set in 2014-15.
Tkachuk scores late, Gaudreau in OT as Flames beat Sabres
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Johnny Gaudreau's magic touch has the Calgary Flames pointed back in the right direction.
One day after setting up the winning goal against the Toronto Maple Leafs, Gaudreau scored 2:40 into overtime to lead the Flames to a 2-1 comeback victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday night.
He did it in style, too. After Matthew Tkachuk scored with 55.3 seconds in the third period, Gaudreau and Mark Giordano completed a pretty give-and-go that left Gaudreau alone with an open net.
Gaudreau scores in OT to lift Flames over Avalanche 3-2
DENVER (AP) — The Calgary Flames' strong finish rendered their slow start into an afterthought.
Elias Lindholm scored the tying goal with 1:54 left in regulation and Johnny Gaudreau put in a goal in the first minute of overtime, lifting the Flames to a 3-2 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday night.
Lindholm scores twice, Flames beat Canucks 7-4
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Calgary Flames coach Bill Peters is seeing a payoff for moving newcomer Elias Lindholm onto the Flames' top line.
Lindholm scored his first two goals with Calgary and the Flames scored four unanswered goals in the third period for a 7-4 win over the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday night.
The Swede, acquired from the Carolina Hurricanes in a trade at the June draft, scored a power-play goal that was the eventual game-winner at 14:28 of the third period.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes say Steve Smith has resigned as assistant coach.
The team announced Smith's resignation Monday. The 55-year-old smith had spent four seasons with the Hurricanes as an assistant coach under Bill Peters, who resigned after the season to become Calgary's head coach. Smith was responsible for the team's defensemen and penalty kill.
Former Hurricanes captain Rod Brind'Amour replaced Peters as head coach.
Alex Ovechkin scored twice and Braden Holtby had 35 saves as the Washington Capitals advanced to the Eastern Conference semifinals with a 6-3 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets in Game 6 on Monday night.
The Capitals will next face Pittsburgh in the second round of the playoffs for a third straight year. The Penguins won each of the last two years on the way to winning consecutive Stanley Cup championships.
Flames hire Bill Peters as new head coach
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — The Calgary Flames have hired Bill Peters as the team's head coach.
The Flames introduced Peters at a news conference on Monday at Scotiabank Saddledome. The 53-year-old from Three Hills, Alberta, resigned as head coach of the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday after four seasons and a year remaining on his contract.
The Flames fired Glen Gulutzan and assistants Dave Cameron and Paul Gerrard last week after missing the playoffs with a 37-35-10 record.
Calgary hires former Canes head coach Bill Peters
Former Carolina Hurricanes head coach Bill Peters is headed north.
Three days after Peters announced he'd be leaving Raleigh with one year left on his contract, Peters was hired Monday to be the head coach of the Calgary Flames.
"It's an exciting opportunity for both my family and myself ... it's an opportunity to come home," Peters said during his introductory news conference. "(I'm) coming into a great situation with a passionate fan base and a real good team, a real good roster."
Mired in the longest playoff drought in the NHL, the Carolina Hurricanes are changing.
New owner Tom Dundon has repeatedly said the franchise needs it, and with Bill Peters' resignation Friday, the team will have a new general manager and head coach before the 2018-19 season begins.
Peters made his decision to resign official Friday afternoon, but it didn't come as a surprise.
Both sides were ready to "move on," as Peters said in a final statement released by his former team.
Carolina coach Bill Peters resigns after 4 seasons with club
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Bill Peters has not been able to lead the Carolina Hurricanes back to the NHL playoffs and after coming up short following his fourth season with the club, announced Friday that he is resigning.
"I feel like this is a good time to move on," Peters said in a statement issued by the team, "and I am looking forward to my next challenge."
Peters went 137-138-53 in his lone head coaching job in the NHL. He had one season left on the contract extension he signed in 2016.
Faulk scores as Hurricanes beat Capitals 4-1
WASHINGTON (AP) — Carolina is a long shot to make the playoffs. Coach Bill Peters is still looking for a strong finish for the Hurricanes.
Justin Faulk scored midway through the second period, and Carolina beat the Washington Capitals 4-1 on Friday night to remain in the postseason race.
Hurricanes spoil Karlsson’s return, beat Senators 5-2
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes keep trying to do their part to preserve their slim playoff hopes.
Phillip Di Giusseppe and Jordan Staal each had a goal and assist to lead the Hurricanes to a 5-2 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Saturday night.
Brock McGinn, Noah Hanifin and Jeff Skinner also scored, and Cam Ward stopped 34 shots as Carolina remained nine points behind New Jersey, which also won, for the last wild card in the Eastern Conference with seven games remaining.
Van Riemsdyk lifts Hurricanes past Islanders, 4-3
NEW YORK (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes simply outplayed the New York Islanders in a matchup of teams headed for a spring without playoff games.
Trevor van Riemsdyk scored the go-ahead goal late in the third period and Scott Darling made 26 saves as the Hurricanes beat the reeling Islanders 4-3 Sunday.
Red Wings beat Canes 3-1; Zetterberg scores to tie Lindsay
DETROIT (AP) — Henrik Zetterberg stood on the bench to acknowledge a loud ovation, a round of cheers for a milestone goal.
Zetterberg scored the go-ahead goal in the second period to tie Hall of Famer Ted Lindsay on Detroit's career list and the Red Wings went on to beat the Carolina Hurricanes 3-1 on Saturday night.
McGinn scores 2 as Hurricanes beat Avalanche 3-1
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Carolina Hurricanes coach Bill Peters wants his team to see the big picture and not just focus on the playoff standings.
Brock McGinn scored twice to lead the Hurricanes to a 3-1 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday night. Jeff Skinner also scored, Elias Lindholm had two assists and Cam Ward stopped 29 shots to help Carolina remain one point ahead of Columbus for the second wild card in the Eastern Conference.
Hurricanes ride fast start to 4-1 win over Canucks
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes got a big lift from a pair of unlikely scorers.
Brett Pesce, Phil Di Giuseppe and Sebastian Aho scored in the first period, leading the Hurricanes to a 4-1 win over the Vancouver Canucks on Friday night.
While Aho leads the team with 20 goals, Pesce scored his second of the season 14 seconds into the game. Di Giuseppe picked up his first goal in over a year.
Lindholm scores 2 goals, Hurricanes beat Red Wings 3-1
DETROIT (AP) — Elias Lindholm made the most of his chance to fill in for Sebastian Aho on Carolina's top line.
Lindholm's second goal of the game broke a third-period tie and the Hurricanes went on to beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-1 Saturday night.
Lindholm played an increased role in the team's first game this season without Aho, its leading scorer. Aho is out with a concussion and lower-body injury.
Hurricanes beat Capitals on day sale to Dundon is finalized
WASHINGTON (AP) — On a historically significant day for the franchise, the Carolina Hurricanes picked up an important regulation victory that helped them move up the standings.
Hanifin scores late in OT to lift Hurricanes past Panthers
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — After Carolina twice gave up one-goal leads in a brawl-filled game against Florida, the Hurricanes' last goal gave the Panthers no chance to respond.
Noah Hanifin scored from the right doorstep on a pass by Elias Lindholm with 2 seconds left in overtime, giving the Hurricanes a 3-2 victory on Saturday night.
Hurricanes slip past Predators 4-3 in shootout
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — When it came time for Sebastian Aho and Teuvo Teravainen to face Juuse Saros in a shootout, they knew what to do against their fellow countrymen.
"A little bit of Finn on Finn there," Carolina coach Bill Peters said. "They know Saros ... and I said to (Aho) 'You own this guy?' and he said 'Yeah, I do.' Teuvo said the same thing."
Aho and Teravainen scored in the shootout and the Hurricanes earned a 4-3 victory over the Predators on Sunday.
Teravainen scores twice, Hurricanes beat Islanders 4-2
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Sebastian Aho's scoring surge seems to be rubbing off on his teammates.
Aho had a goal and two assists, Teuvo Teravainen scored twice and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the New York Islanders 4-2 on Sunday night.
Aho has scored in four straight games after failing to get a goal in his first 15 games this season. Carolina has won three of those four games, including Saturday night over Buffalo.
Teravainen scores 3 in 3rd as Hurricanes beat Stars 5-1
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Sebastian Aho made an early splash Monday night before fellow Finn Teuvo Teravainen stole the show.
Teravainen had a natural hat trick in the third period, his first three-goal game in the NHL, to lead the Carolina Hurricanes to a 5-1 victory over the Dallas Stars.
Aho added his first goal of the season and two assists, and Jordan Staal's career-best four assists gave him 201 with the Hurricanes. Jeff Skinner scored the other Carolina goal in the closing seconds.
Hurricanes D Pesce to miss 2-game road trip with concussion
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Brett Pesce will miss the team's upcoming two-game road trip with a concussion.
Coach Bill Peters announced Pesce's condition Wednesday, one day after the defenseman was struck in the head by a puck during practice.
Pesce is in the concussion protocol and will not travel on the trip. Carolina plays at Colorado on Thursday night and at Arizona two nights later.
Carolina picks Jordan Staal, Justin Faulk as team captains
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes' didn't have a captain last season. Now they have two — forward Jordan Staal and defenseman Justin Faulk.
Coach Bill Peters said Thursday that Staal will begin the season as the captain at home while Faulk will fill that role on the road, and they will switch at midseason. The player not serving as captain during a particular game will join forward Jeff Skinner as an alternate captain.
Hurricanes look for improvement after busy summer
LAST SEASON: 36-31-15, 87 points. Seventh place in Metropolitan Division.
COACH: Bill Peters (fourth season, fourth NHL season).
ADDED: G Scott Darling, RW Justin Williams, D Trevor van Riemsdyk, C Marcus Kruger.
Bill Peters predicted his offseason would be a lot more enjoyable than the offseason of the man above him in the Carolina Hurricanes organization -- General Manager Ron Francis.
The head coach wasn't wrong.
"Every time I call Bill, he's headed out to the lake or the boat and I'm calling him from my office," Francis said.
Dangling double-digit draft picks, Peters hoped other teams would also be calling Francis for the trade bait. Chicago nibbled almost immediately, for Scott Darling.
Once in last place, Hurricanes pushing hard for playoff spot
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — In less than a month, the Carolina Hurricanes have gone from last place in the Eastern Conference to the edge of the playoff picture.
The Hurricanes enter the weekend four points behind Boston for the East's eighth and final playoff spot with seven games remaining.
Skinner nets 2nd with 3:55 left, Hurricanes top Panthers 4-3
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Jeff Skinner's scoring tear is no coincidence. Just ask his coach.
The left wing had two goals, including the game-winner with 3:55 left, to lead the Carolina Hurricanes over the Florida Panthers 4-3 on Tuesday night.
Skinner has an eight-game point streak, with five goals in his last three games, and leads the team with 28 goals and 51 points this season.
Skinner scores 2 to lead Hurricanes past Predators
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — As Jeff Skinner goes, often times so go the Carolina Hurricanes.
Skinner was on his game Saturday night, scoring in each of the first two periods to lead Hurricanes to a 4-2 win over the Nashville Predators. It was Skinner's fifth multi-goal game and sixth multi-point effort of the season, and gave him 25 goals for the fourth time in his seven-year career.
Rask leads Hurricanes to 3-1 win over Wild
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Eddie Lack hasn't had the kind of season he or the Carolina Hurricanes expected. He came through big time Thursday night while playing for the first time in five games.
Lack made 30 saves, Victor Rask scored the tiebreaking goal in 3:24 to play and the Hurricanes beat the Minnesota Wild 3-1.
"Eddie made some big saves," Hurricanes coach Bill Peters said. "He made a sequence of three saves there at about the four-minute mark. It was a wonderful job. He was big tonight."
Aho scores 2 late goals, Carolina rallies past Rangers, 4-3
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Sebastian Aho has put together quite a few highlights during his rookie season with the Carolina Hurricanes.
His late surge Thursday night ranks among his best.
Aho scored two power-play goals in the final 11 minutes, including the go-ahead score with 7:32 remaining, to help the Hurricanes rally past the New York Rangers 4-3.
"His hockey sense is elite," coach Bill Peters said. "His compete is very high. His skill, you see it, it's on display."
Hurricanes beat Coyotes 2-1 to end 4-game slide
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Carolina coach Bill Peters pulled into a spot at the airport before his team's trip to Arizona and looked over to see Eddie Lack parked next to him.
The random encounter could have been awkward, coming a day after Peters publicly called out his backup goalie. Instead, it led to a long discussion that cleared the air.
Gaudreau has 2 goals and an assist, Flames beat Hurricanes
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Johnny Gaudreau is generating goals again. It's not a coincidence that the Calgary Flames also are winning.
Gaudreau had two goals and an assist to help the Flames beat the Carolina Hurricanes 3-1 on Sunday.
Gaudreau has eight points in his last four games for the Flames, who have won four straight and have earned at least one point in six straight games. Calgary went 5-0-1 in that stretch, including a 4-0-1 record on a five-game road trip.
Lack gets 9th career shutout, Hurricanes beat Senators 3-0
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Eddie Lack spent a lot of time this season watching his Carolina Hurricanes teammates play while he dealt with concussion issues. He made the most of a rare chance to play against the Ottawa Senators.
Lack, making his sixth start of the season, stopped 34 shots for his ninth career shutout to lead the Hurricanes to a 3-0 victory over the Senators on Friday night.
Aho’s 1st hat trick helps Hurricanes beat Flyers to end skid
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — It took Sebastian Aho nearly a month to score a goal in the NHL. Since then, the 19-year-old Finn has more than made up for his slow start.
Aho had his first career hat trick and added an assist Tuesday night, sparking the Carolina Hurricanes to a 5-1 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers.
The win snapped a five-game slide for Carolina — with all the losses in regulation — and ended Philadelphia's three-game winning streak.
Aho scores 2, including 0T winner, as Hurricanes beat Bruins
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Sebastian Aho seems to be coming along nicely in his rookie season with the Carolina Hurricanes.
The 19-year-old Finnish winger scored his second goal of the game 1:34 into overtime to lift Carolina to a 4-3 victory over the Boston Bruins on Sunday.
It was the second two-goal game of the season for the slender second-round pick from the 2015 draft, who has been a key reason Carolina has been so dominant (12-4-1) at home this season.