CHICAGO (AP) — Robin Lehner thinks he is heading into his prime.
The Chicago Blackhawks hope he is right.
Lehner agreed to a $5 million, one-year deal with Chicago on Monday, jumping...
Blackhawks reacquire Shaw in trade with Canadiens
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks are hoping a familiar face can help them get back to the playoffs.
The Blackhawks reacquired Andrew Shaw in a trade with Montreal on Sunday, bringing...
Blackhawks acquire de Haan in trade with Hurricanes
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks made another trade for a veteran defenseman on Monday, acquiring Calvin de Haan in a deal with the Carolina Hurricanes.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Carolina Hurricanes forward Jordan Martinook and defenseman Calvin de Haan have had offseason surgeries.
General manager Don Waddell said Tuesday that Martinook had a...
Calvin de Haan was at a loss for words about what comes next.
Minutes after the Carolina Hurricanes' shocking 4-3 double-overtime victory in Game 7 to move on to the second round, he wasn't...
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.
Johnson scores 3 goals, Lightning beat Hurricanes 4-2
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The final score was much more important to Tyler Johnson than his fourth career hat trick.
Johnson had three goals, Yanni Gourde scored on a power play to put Tampa Bay ahead and the Lightning beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-2 on Tuesday night.
"I don't think too much about hat tricks. I'm more excited we won," Johnson said.
Johnson scored in all three periods, completing his hat trick on an empty-netter with 1:56 remaining.
Johansen’s 2 goals lead Predators past Hurricanes
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Ryan Johansen scored two goals, including the game-deciding strike 21 seconds into overtime, as the Nashville Predators beat the Carolina Hurricanes 5-4 on Sunday.
Johansen opened and closed the scoring. He put the Predators ahead 4:13 into the game.
Craig Smith also scored two goals and added an assist. Kevin Fiala scored as well.
Pekka Rinne stopped 12 of 14 shots in his half of the game before being replaced by Juuse Saros, who made 16 saves.
After big changes, Islanders hope to start getting better
NEW YORK ISLANDERS
LAST SEASON: 35-37-10, 80 points. Seventh in Metropolitan Division.
COACH: Barry Trotz (first season, 20th NHL season).
ADDED: F Leo Komarov, F Valtteri Filppula, F Tom Kuhnhackl, F Jan Kovar, G Robin Lehner, D Luca Sbisa.
LOST: F John Tavares, D Calvin de Haan, G Jaroslav Halak.
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.
New-look Carolina hopes change brings end to playoff drought
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes have a new owner, general manager, coach and captain.
They hope it all adds up to one more important change: The Hurricanes want to become a playoff team again.
This shapes up as a critical season for a franchise that in the past decade has had more coaches (three) and general managers (three) than playoff appearances (one).
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.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes and defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk have agreed to a two-year contract worth $4.6 million.
Under terms of the deal announced Thursday, van Riemsdyk will make $2.1 million this season and $2.5 million in 2019-20.
Van Riemsdyk and the team agreed to the deal after the defenseman filed for arbitration. He led the team with a plus-minus rating of plus-9 last season and had a career-best 13 assists.
Carolina signs D de Haan to 4-year, $18.2M deal
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes have signed free-agent defenseman Calvin de Haan to a four-year contract.
General manager Don Waddell said Tuesday night that the deal is worth a total of $18.2 million.
De Haan had a goal and 11 assists in 33 games with the New York Islanders last season but missed the final 49 games with a shoulder injury. A year earlier, he set career highs with 25 points, five goals and 20 assists while playing all 82 games.
One of the Bridgeport Sound Tigers’ top defensemen sat out of practice Thursday. Another got his first call to the NHL soon after.
Devon Toews got what coach Brent Thompson termed a maintenance day as the team skated at the Wonderland of Ice. After the team departed, the New York Islanders called up rookie Sebastian Aho.
Isles rout Canucks 5-2
NEW YORK (AP) — Coach Doug Weight knows his New York Islanders have shown they are a good team through the first part of the season.
He still sees room for improvement.
"We can get better," Doug Weight said after the New York Islanders' 5-2 win over the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday night.
The first steps of the long awaited/planned/dreaded expansion draft are finally upon us.
At 3 p.m. on Saturday, a trade freeze for the 30 NHL teams goes into effect through the expansion draft, unless they are dealing with the new Vegas Golden Knights. By 5 p.m., the 30 teams must submit their protected lists. And Sunday morning, all will know which players have been protected and which are fair game for the Knights to snatch up.
Hurricanes spoil Isles’ homecoming with 8-4 win
NEW YORK (AP) — Jaccob Slavin and the Carolina Hurricanes ruined the New York Islanders' awaited homecoming with an offensive barrage Monday night.
Slavin recorded his first NHL hat trick, Jeff Skinner and Justin Faulk each scored twice and Carolina beat New York 8-4 to snap the Islanders' 11-game home point streak. Slavin's third goal came late in the third period on a shot that sneaked through the legs of Thomas Greiss.
Ladd scores in OT and Islanders top Canucks 4-3
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The New York Islanders felt a lot better when it was over.
It looked bad for a while.
Andrew Ladd scored at 1:33 of overtime, and the Islanders beat the Vancouver Canucks 4-3 on Thursday night.
New York was thoroughly outplayed for much of the game, but still had a 3-2 lead late in the third. Then Troy Stecher scored for Vancouver with 19.3 seconds left.
Islanders open 9-game road trip with 3-1 win over Red Wings
DETROIT (AP) — The New York Islanders need to turn around their lackluster rate of success on the road to rally into the NHL playoffs. At the start of a nine-game road trip, they skated in the right direction.
Calvin de Haan was credited with a go-ahead goal that caromed off an opponent late in the second period and the Islanders went on to beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-1 Tuesday night.
Strome helps Islanders beat Sabres 5-1
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Islanders are hoping their sharp effort against the Buffalo Sabres is a sign of things to come after a so-so start to the season.
Ryan Strome had a goal and an assist, Thomas Greiss made 28 saves and the Islanders beat the Sabres 5-1 on Friday night.
NHL roundup: John Tavares leads Islanders over Wild
John Tavares had two goals and an assist, Johnny Boychuk scored for the second straight game and the Islanders beat the Minnesota Wild, 6-3, on Sunday in New York.
Calvin de Haan, Alan Quine and Thomas Hickey also scored to help the Islanders reach their highest scoring total of the year and win for the third time in four home games at Brooklyn.
Thomas Greiss stopped 26 shots for his first win in two starts this season.
Tavares has 2 goals, assist to lead Islanders past Wild 6-3
NEW YORK (AP) — Captain John Tavares thinks the New York Islanders have room for improvement, even after winning three of four games.
It needs to happen fast with what's next on the schedule.
Tavares had two goals and an assist, Johnny Boychuk scored for the second straight game and the Islanders beat the Minnesota Wild 6-3 on Sunday night.
Calvin de Haan, Alan Quine and Thomas Hickey also scored to help New York get its highest scoring total of the year.
Boychuk scores short-handed in 3rd, Islanders beat Coyotes
NEW YORK (AP) — Johnny Boychuk picked a great time for the first short-handed goal of his career.
The veteran defenseman's goal early in the third period lifted the New York Islanders to a 3-2 victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Friday night. It was a key win for a team playing 22 of its first 34 games at Barclays Center, including their current run of 10 of 11 at home.