Lee Stempniak retires after 14 NHL seasons with 10 teams
Lee Stempniak has retired from the NHL after playing for 10 teams in 14 seasons.
The 36-year-old winger announced his decision Tuesday through the players' union. He says he is "extremely...
Bruins sign NHL journeyman Stempniak to 1-year contract
Journeyman forward Lee Stempniak is getting another shot at extending his NHL career after signing a one-year contract with the Boston Bruins.
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.
Carolina activates Lee Stempniak from injured reserve
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes have activated forward Lee Stempniak from injured reserve.
General manager Ron Francis also said Monday that center Lucas Wallmark was reassigned to the team's AHL affiliate in Charlotte.
The 34-year-old Stempniak has not played for Carolina this season but had 16 goals and 24 assists for the Hurricanes last season.
Stempniak, Nordstrom lead Hurricanes past Red Wings, 4-1
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Just three weeks ago the Carolina Hurricanes were fighting to stay out of last place in the Metropolitan Division. Now, a furious run has them on the brink of a playoff spot.
Lee Stempniak and Joakim Nordstrom scored about five minutes apart in the first period, and the Hurricanes beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-1 Tuesday night in the teams' second meeting in two nights.
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.
McGinn has goal, 3 assists and Canes beat Isles 7-4
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Brock McGinn, Jordan Staal and Elias Lindholm overwhelmed another opponent for Carolina, and the Hurricanes kept on rolling.
McGinn had a goal and three assists, linemates Staal and Lindholm each had a goal and two assists and the Hurricanes pulled away late to beat the New York Islanders 7-4 on Saturday night for their fourth straight victory.
"I'm enjoying playing alongside these guys," Staal said. "A lot of things have kind of clicked for us."
Carolina beats Chicago 3-2 to continue surge on home ice
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Someone different always seems to step up to keep the Carolina Hurricanes rolling on home ice. This time it was Jay McClement's turn.
McClement scored the key goal 2:54 into the third period and the Hurricanes beat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 on Friday night.
Elias Lindholm and Lee Stempniak scored early goals 1:05 apart to give the Hurricanes a 2-1 lead, and they held on to earn a point in their 11th straight home game.
Stempniak, Aho score in SO to help Canes beat Sabres
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The young Carolina Hurricanes are still learning to ride the highs and lows of the NHL season.
They're doing just fine defending home ice, though.
Lee Stempniak and Sebastian Aho scored on Carolina's first two shootout attempts, lifting the Hurricanes to a 2-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday night.
The Carolina Hurricanes are in need of something more than just encouraging performances, especially after a series of disturbing results.
For the most part, the same applies to the Tampa Bay Lightning.
The Hurricanes failed to win on a three-game road trip, so they return to PNC Arena for Sunday's game against the Lightning in a bit of a surly mood.
"At this point, we're sort of beyond the moral victories," Hurricanes forward Lee Stempniak said. "I think we need to start producing wins."
Slavin’s shootout goal lifts Hurricanes past Capitals, 3-2
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Jacob Slavin scored the deciding goal in the fourth round of the shootout to give the Carolina Hurricanes a 3-2 exhibition victory over the Washington Capitals on Friday night.
Lee Stempniak and Noah Hanifin scored in regulation for Carolina, and Cam Ward stopped 22 shots through overtime.
Jeff Skinner and Teuvo Teravainen also scored in the tiebreaker for the Hurricanes, and Evgeny Kuznetsov and Andre Burakovsky replied for the Capitals.