Carolina starts McElhinney in Game 3 vs Bruins
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes are changing starting goalies, going with Curtis McElhinney for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference final against the Boston Bruins.
When Rod Brind'Amour watched pregame shows during the regular season, he didn't think much thought was put into analyzing his Carolina Hurricanes.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Carolina Hurricanes goalie Petr Mrazek was back at practice after leaving a playoff game early with a lower body injury.
Coach Rod Brind'Amour said Monday there were "no...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The formerly last-place Carolina Hurricanes stormed back to knock out their division's best team in seven games. Then they swept the second-best team.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes haven't made the playoffs often. When they do, they stick around for a while.
This is just their fourth postseason appearance since 2002, but...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Rod Brind'Amour considers himself lucky to have two goalies he trusts. It looks like he is turning to the second one.
The first legitimate goalie dilemma of the playoffs...
Injuries piling up for Hurricanes during playoff run
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Carolina Hurricanes goalie Petr Mrazek is day to day with a lower body injury while defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk is out with an upper body injury.
Major penalty video review debate reignited in playoffs
NHL players and coaches were split Wednesday on whether changes are needed to video review protocol a day after a major penalty played a dramatic role in San Jose's Game 7 victory over...
Hurricanes rally past Capitals 5-2, force Game 7
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Justin Williams earned another chance to live up to his nickname.
The rest of the Carolina Hurricanes aren't yet ready to end their first playoff appearance in a...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Carolina Hurricanes rookie Andrei Svechnikov hopes to play in Game 6 against the Washington Capitals on Monday after suffering a concussion in a fight with Alex Ovechkin a week...
Rod Brind'Amour does not think what he is doing is anything special.
Brind'Amour not only has the Carolina Hurricanes in the playoffs in his first season as coach but has made the necessary...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Carolina Hurricanes rookie Andrei Svechnikov is in the concussion protocol after Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin punched him, sending his head crashing onto the...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A barrage of punches from Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin could have an impact on the Stanley Cup champions' playoff series against the Carolina...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Carolina Hurricanes coach Rod Brind'Amour was pretty forgiving of his team's effort Saturday night against the Philadelphia Flyers.
Hurricanes edge Flyers 3-2 to improve playoff hopes
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Hurricanes broke a long power-play drought and moved closer to securing a playoff berth.
Teuvo Teravainen and Dougie Hamilton scored 21 seconds apart in the first...
Aho scores in OT, Hurricanes beat Panthers 4-3
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — For the second time in 10 days, the Carolina Hurricanes came from behind to beat the Florida Panthers.
Sebastian Aho scored at 1:46 of overtime to lift the Hurricanes to...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Sebastian Aho watched Jake Allen chase the puck into the corner but never broke stride heading for the net.
After the St. Louis goalie stumbled, Aho had an easy goal...
McElhinney stops 24 shots, Hurricanes beat Stars 3-0
DALLAS (AP) — Barely tested through the first two periods, Curtis McElhinney was unbeatable when the Dallas Stars picked up their intensity in the third.
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.
McKegg leads Hurricanes past Blue Jackets 4-2
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Greg McKegg made his Carolina debut one to remember.
McKegg had a goal and an assist in his first game with the Hurricanes, and Carolina defeated the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-2 Friday night.
Foegele ends scoring drought, Hurricanes blank Coyotes 3-0
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Carolina Hurricanes coach Rod Brind'Amour gave his players a day off after a tough loss. They rewarded their first-year coach with a 3-0 win over the Arizona Coyotes on Sunday.
Warren Foegele scored his first goal since October and Petr Mrazek made 23 saves in his first shutout of the season to help the Hurricanes bounce back from a difficult loss to Washington on Friday.
Brock McGinn lifts Hurricanes past Sharks in shootout
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Ten games into his career as an NHL head coach, Rod Brind'Amour isn't ready to rank victories based on quality of opponent. He'll take any victory, especially the way his Carolina Hurricanes topped the talented San Jose Sharks on Friday night.
The Hurricanes rallied from 2-0 and 3-1 deficits for a 4-3 shootout victory, snapping San Jose's three-game win streak.
Aho gets 2nd goal in OT, Hurricanes beat Wild 5-4
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — In their first year under new coach Rod Brind'Amour, the Carolina Hurricanes are using their youth and speed to wear out opponents.
They started by outshooting Minnesota 20-5 in the first period Saturday. After a back-and-forth third period, Carolina showed off its stamina, too.
Sebastian Aho scored his second goal of the game in overtime to lift Carolina over the Wild 5-4 on Saturday night.
Aho’s 2-point night leads Hurricanes past Canucks 5-3
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Sebastian Aho has earned a point in every game this season. So have the Carolina Hurricanes.
It adds up to the best start since the team left Hartford.
Aho had a goal and an assist, and the Hurricanes beat the Vancouver Canucks 5-3 on Tuesday night for their third straight win.
Warren Foegele scored an important insurance goal in the third period, Andrei Svechnikov, Jordan Staal and Brett Pesce also scored and Teuvo Teravainen had two assists.
Foegele scores 2 as Hurricanes beat winless Rangers 8-5
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Andrei Svechnikov long dreamed of scoring his first NHL goal. It could not have come at a better time for the Carolina Hurricanes.
Warren Foegele had two goals and an assist, Svechnikov got his first career goal to snap a tie midway through the third period, and the Hurricanes rallied to beat the New York Rangers 8-5 on Sunday.
Bailey’s OT goal lifts Islanders past Carolina, 2-1
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The New York Islanders don't have John Tavares anymore. They still have playmakers.
Reigning rookie of the year Mathew Barzal set up Josh Bailey's power-play winner 43 seconds into overtime, and the Islanders began their post-Tavares era by beating the Carolina Hurricanes 2-1 on Thursday night.
With Darling out, Hurricanes claim McElhinney off waivers
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Carolina Hurricanes coach Rod Brind'Amour says injured goalie Scott Darling will miss a few weeks, resulting in Curtis McElhinney being claimed off waivers from Toronto.
General manager Don Waddell announced the waiver claim for McElhinney on Tuesday. Darling hurt his hamstring in the preseason finale against Nashville.
The 35-year-old McElhinney went 11-5-1 in 18 games for Toronto with a 2.15 goals-against average.
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.
Carolina looks for big things from rookies Necas, Svechnikov
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes were working on their power play during practice when first-year coach Rod Brind'Amour pulled first-round draft pick Andrei Svechnikov aside for some quick one-on-one instruction.
"Andrei," the coach said, "be a shooter."
The Hurricanes likely will need plenty of shots — and goals — from Svechnikov and fellow first-round draft pick Martin Necas if they're to finally snap the NHL's longest active playoff drought.
Carolina picks Williams as captain; Rask has finger surgery
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes picked forward Justin Williams as their captain and said center Victor Rask had surgery on two fingers he injured while slicing food in his kitchen.
Team officials made the announcements Thursday when the team opened training camp.
General manager Don Waddell says Rask will be out indefinitely after having the procedure on the fourth and fifth fingers on his right hand.
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.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Rod Brind'Amour came to Carolina in 2000 and never left.
He worked his way up the Carolina Hurricanes' organizational ladder from key trade acquisition to captain of a Stanley Cup-winning team to the front office to assistant coach and, now, head coach. Along the way, he's become so blended into the fabric of the community that he coached his son's T-ball team in his spare time without drawing much attention.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes are bringing back Jeff Daniels as an assistant coach.
General manager Don Waddell announced the hiring of Daniels on Monday and completed the staff for new coach Rod Brind'Amour.
The 49-year-old Daniels was an assistant with the team from 2003-08, was part of the staff that won the Stanley Cup in 2006 and has been the organization's manager of pro scouting since 2015.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Rod Brind'Amour helped deliver the greatest moment in Carolina Hurricanes' history — a Stanley Cup championship.
His next challenge is to create more memorable moments as their coach.
The captain of the Hurricanes' 2006 Cup-winning team has his first head coaching job in the NHL, taking the next step in a career arc that during the past 18 years has brought him from team leader all the way up the coaching ladder — and all with Carolina.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes hired former captain and current assistant Rod Brind'Amour as their coach Tuesday, hoping the "greatest leader" in franchise history can end a nine-year playoff drought.
The team also announced that club president Don Waddell will become the full-time general manager after serving as acting GM.
The team scheduled a news conference for Wednesday to discuss the moves.