Vinni Lettieri’s OT goal sends Rangers past Devils
NEW YORK (AP) — Vinni Lettieri scored at 3:53 of overtime to give the New York Rangers a 4-3 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Monday night.
Steven Fogarty, Timothy Gettinger and Chris Kreider also scored for New York, which built a 3-1 lead 31 seconds into the third period. Nico Hischier and Taylor Hall scored in a 3:03 span for the Devils and forced overtime.
Devils re-sign goalie Eddie Lack to 1-year contract
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Devils have re-signed backup goaltender Eddie Lack to a one-year, $650,000 contract.
General manager Ray Shero announced the contract Saturday for Lack, who has played in 144 NHL games for four teams.
The 30-year-old Lack was acquired by New Jersey from Calgary in December 2017 for defenseman Dalton Prout.
Lack makes 48 saves, Devils beat Lightning 4-3
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Eddie Lack found fault in a stellar performance that helped the New Jersey Devils win their third consecutive game.
Lack made a career-high 48 saves and the Devils beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-3 on Saturday night.
"This wasn't my best game by far," Lack said. "Two of those goals, I mean, I didn't make it easy on myself. I felt like the biggest thing for me was just to battle. Coming in I knew I was going to get a lot of shots."
Flames acquire Prout from Devils in exchange for Lack
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — The Calgary Flames acquired defenseman Dalton Prout from the New Jersey Devils on Saturday in exchange for goalie Eddie Lack.
Prout has played 242 career NHL games with the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Devils. He has appeared in four games with the Devils this season, accumulating 13 penalty minutes.
Prout will report to Calgary's American Hockey League team in Stockton, California.
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.
Flames acquire goalie Eddie Lack from Hurricanes
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Calgary Flames acquired goalie Eddie Lack and defenseman Ryan Murphy from the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday night.
Calgary also received a seventh-round pick in the 2019 draft, and sent defenseman Keegan Kanzig and a 2019 sixth-round draft pick to Carolina. The Hurricanes will pick up half of Lack's $3 million deal next season, the last on his contract.
Hurricanes acquire G Darling from Chicago for draft pick
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes have acquired goalie Scott Darling from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for a draft pick.
The Blackhawks will receive a third-round pick in this summer's draft from the deal announced Friday night.
Darling can become an unrestricted free agent July 1, and the Hurricanes have exclusive negotiating rights with him until then.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes say Eddie Lack is out of the hospital and has a neck strain after the goalie was wheeled off the ice on a stretcher following a frightening collision on the final play of an overtime loss to Detroit.
Team officials on Tuesday brought in Alex Nedeljkovic from their ECHL affiliate in Florida as the goalie for their rematch with the Red Wings later that night.
Lack leaves on stretcher; Wings win in OT again
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Andreas Athanasiou chased down the puck in overtime and skated hard toward Carolina goalie Eddie Lack.
As Athanasiou scored the winning goal , he crashed into the goaltender — and Lack didn't get up.
In a frightening end to the Detroit Red Wings' 4-3 victory over Carolina on Monday night, Lack remained down on the ice for several minutes before he was taken off on a stretcher.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes are making a late push to get into the playoffs for the first time since 2008-09, and having a lot of fun doing it.
Stempniak scores twice, Hurricanes down Canadiens 4-1
MONTREAL (AP) — Trying to keep pace in the postseason race, the Carolina Hurricanes took care of business in an arena at which they haven't had much luck recently.
Lee Stempniak scored twice and the Carolina Hurricanes defeated the Montreal Canadiens 4-1 on Thursday night to extend their point streak to nine games and keep their playoff hopes alive.
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."
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.
Flames on roll entering matchup against Hurricanes
The Carolina Hurricanes could use a little more confidence, but that's something that might be in the works.
The Calgary Flames seem to already have grasped some of the good vibes, pulling into playoff position in the Western Conference.
The teams meet Sunday afternoon at PNC Arena.
"Everyone is starting to contribute on any given night," Calgary coach Glen Gulutzan said. "We want to put ourselves in position in March to get ourselves into the playoffs."
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.
Red-hot Capitals put up 5-spot again, shut out Hurricanes
WASHINGTON (AP) — Capitals coach Barry Trotz thinks his team is tough for anyone to handle when all its lines are clicking.
It's a pretty easy case to make right now.
Washington got contributions up and down the lineup and put up another 5-spot in thumping the Carolina Hurricanes 5-0 on Tuesday night for their fourth consecutive win. Washington has won 10 in a row at home and scored five-plus goals in the last nine of those games, with the offense coming from just about everywhere.
Canes claim Rattie off waivers from Blues in series of moves
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes have claimed winger Ty Rattie off waivers from the St. Louis Blues and placed backup goalie Eddie Lack on injured reserve.
In a series of moves Wednesday, general manager Ron Francis also says the Hurricanes recalled goalie Michael Leighton from their AHL affiliate in Charlotte and sent goalie Daniel Altshuller back to the minors.
The 23-year-old Rattie has not played in an NHL game since Nov. 28 and scored all four of his career goals last season.
Canes settle goalie situation, recall Altshuller from minors
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes won't need an equipment manager to serve as their emergency goalie Tuesday night.
General manager Ron Francis says the team has recalled goalie Daniel Altshuller from their AHL affiliate in Charlotte and will join them for their game against New Jersey. Francis also says regular backup Eddie Lack has been diagnosed with a concussion.
Carolina’s equipment man savors chance to skate in a game
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Jorge Alves usually sharpens the Carolina Hurricanes' skates. Lately, the team's equipment manager has been lacing up his own.
It's been a wild past few days for Alves. The 37-year-old former Marine, ex-minor leaguer and veteran of the team's equipment staff suddenly found himself in uniform for an NHL game — and even, for 7.6 unforgettable seconds, on the ice — as the Hurricanes' emergency goalie while regular backup Eddie Lack was too sick to play.
Equipment manager gets in game at goalie for Hurricanes
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes could actually enjoy the final seconds of a loss.
Carolina equipment manager Jorge Alves played the last 7.6 seconds of the Hurricanes' 3-1 loss Saturday night to the Tampa Bay Lightning after signing a professional tryout contract to be the backup goalie in place of Eddie Lack, who is ill.
Hurricanes sign equipment manager as backup goalie
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes have signed equipment manager Jorge Alves to a professional tryout contract to be the backup goaltender for Saturday night's game at Tampa Bay.
Eddie Lack, the regular backup to Cam Ward, is ill and unavailable.
Hurricanes place G Lack on IR, recall Leighton
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes have placed backup goalie Eddie Lack on injured reserve with a concussion and called up veteran Michael Leighton to replace him.
General manager Ron Francis announced the moves Monday night, after Lack was injured during practice earlier in the day.
Cammalleri’s hat trick lifts Devils past ’Canes, 4-1
RALEIGH, N.C. – The Devils have been waiting for this. So has Mike Cammalleri.
Maybe not his sixth career hat trick, but certainly some goals.
The veteran’s production is a vital part of the team’s offensive success. So Cammalleri finally scoring his first three goals of the season can only be seen as a really good sign for the Devils.
Canucks erase 3-goal deficit vs ’Canes, Sutter scores in OT
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Brandon Sutter scored 32 seconds into overtime and the Vancouver Canucks erased a three-goal deficit to beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3 on Sunday night.
Sutter beat goalie Eddie Lack on a quick shot on a 2-on-1 run rush for the Canucks' second straight comeback win.
Hurricanes bring back G Leighton on 1-year, 2-way deal
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes are bringing back veteran goalie Michael Leighton.
General manager Ron Francis said Wednesday that Leighton and the team have agreed on a one-year, two-way contract that will pay the goalie $700,000 at the NHL level or $250,000 in the minor leagues.