NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes knew they had to shake off an ugly performance to keep pace in the playoff chase, and the schedule gave them a quick chance to do just...
Lundqvist, Namestnikov help Rangers beat Hurricanes 2-1
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Henrik Lundqvist is at his best against the Carolina Hurricanes.
The veteran goalie was at it again as he stopped 43 shots to help the New York Rangers beat the...
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.
Martinook leads Hurricanes to 5-2 win over Golden Knights
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Jordan Martinook had quite a week. In the span of six days he became a father, signed a contract extension and scored a game-winning goal.
Martinook scored the go-ahead goal Friday night, and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Vegas Golden Knights 5-2 in the teams' return from the All-Star break.
Carolina signs Martinook to 2-year, $4M extension
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes have signed forward Jordan Martinook to a two-year contract extension worth an average of $2 million per season.
General manager Don Waddell said Tuesday that Martinook's extension will begin next season.
The 26-year-old Martinook has 10 goals and three assists in 50 games while leading the team with 125 hits and blocking 28 shots — the most by a Carolina forward.
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.
Ovechkin nets 2nd straight hat trick, Caps top ’Canes in SO
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Alex Ovechkin had his second consecutive hat trick and Jakub Vrana scored in the sixth round of a shootout to lead the Washington Capitals past the Carolina Hurricanes 6-5 on Friday night.
Ovechkin's three goals gave him an NHL-best 28 this season and nine in his last five games. His 13-game point streak matched his career high set in 2006-07.
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.
Ferland, Martinook, Faulk send Hurricanes past Red Wings 3-1
DETROIT (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes dominated Detroit through most of the game, but needed a timely block by defenseman Justin Faulk to beat the Red Wings and snap a three-game losing streak.
A ‘Storm Surge:’ Canes celebrate wins by leaping into glass
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes are bringing the Lambeau Leap to their hockey rink.
Their post-victory parties have gone viral : After each win on home ice, they've skated en masse down the ice and jumped into the glass.
Consider it the latest sign that this isn't the same team that has missed the playoffs an NHL-worst nine straight years.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes have acquired left wing Jordan Martinook from the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for center Marcus Kruger.
Under terms of the deal announced Thursday, the teams also swapped later-round draft picks and the Hurricanes will retain 10 percent of Kruger's salary, or about $300,000 of the roughly $3 million Kruger is set to make in 2018-19.
The 25-year-old Martinook had six goals and nine assists in 81 games during his fourth NHL season.
Avalanche ride fast start to 5-2 win over Coyotes
DENVER (AP) — Nathan MacKinnon dropped the gloves to stick up for a teammate who took a big check.
Admirable, his coach said. Understandable, too.
"But I would advise him not to be doing that the rest of the year," Colorado coach Jared Bednar said of the team's top scorer. "He's such a big part of our club that there's too much at risk there."
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — His postgame TV interview complete, Antti Raanta raised both fists and smiled as he made his way back into a triumphant Arizona Coyotes locker room.
Raanta had plenty to be happy about. He made 23 saves to help Arizona beat the Ottawa Senators 2-1 Saturday night. He's won five of his last six starts, and the Coyotes — despite the NHL's worst record — completed a seven-game homestand with a 5-2 mark.
Coyotes get 1st win, beat Flyers in OT on Goligoski’s goal
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The struggling Arizona Coyotes finally got their first win of the season, beating the Philadelphia Flyers 4-3 on Alex Goligoski's overtime goal after blowing a two-goal lead in the final minute of regulation Monday night.
Coyotes get 1st win, beat Flyers in OT after blowing lead
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The struggling Arizona Coyotes finally got their first win of the season — but it sure didn't come easy.
Alex Goligoski scored late in overtime after the Coyotes blew a two-goal lead in the final minute of regulation during a 4-3 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Monday night.
Goligoski scored with 14.4 seconds left on the clock in OT and Arizona (1-10-1) avoided setting an NHL record for most consecutive losses to start a season.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Coyotes have signed restricted free agent forward Jordan Martinook to a two-year, $3.6 million contract, avoiding arbitration.
The contract, announced on Saturday, will pay Martinook $1.75 million this season and $1.85 million next year.
The Coyotes also signed center Tyler Gaudet to a one-year, two-way contract.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Shane Doan is the aging leader of a struggling hockey team. He's still relishing the experience, though.
Arizona's 40-year-old captain had his first three-point game of the season and assisted on Jordan Martinook's winning goal as the Coyotes beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-2 on Friday night.
Perlini, Martinook help Coyotes hold off Kings for 5-3 win
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Arizona Coyotes haven't had many chances to protect a lead this season. They're starting to learn what it takes.
Against the desperate Los Angeles Kings, battling to make the playoffs, Coyotes youngsters Brendan Perlini and Jordan Martinook got prime chances to put those lessons into practice.
Perlini scored twice and Martinook added short-handed and empty-net goals in the third period as Arizona held off the Kings' late attempt at a comeback for a 5-3 win Thursday night.
Martinook, Domi lift Coyotes to 4-2 win over Avalanche
DENVER (AP) — Jordan Martinook knew the best way to keep a struggling team down was to pounce quickly.
Martinook certainly worked fast on Tuesday night, scoring 28 seconds into the first period and 11 seconds into the third to help the Coyotes beat the slumping Colorado Avalanche 4-2.
"It definitely deflates them a little bit and gives us a boost to start those two periods," Martinook said. "Whenever you can score two it's pretty nice, especially in the NHL."