Carolina sends G Darling to minors, loses Zykov to Oilers
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes have sent goalie Scott Darling to their AHL affiliate in Charlotte and say forward Valentin Zykov has been claimed on waivers by the Edmonton Oilers.
General manager Don Waddell announced the moves Friday, a day after both players were placed on waivers for the purpose of reassignment.
Hurricanes put Darling on waivers, Coyotes claim Pickard
On a busy day for goaltenders on the NHL waiver wire, the Carolina Hurricanes put Scott Darling on waivers and the Arizona Coyotes claimed Calvin Pickard from the Philadelphia Flyers.
Darling went on waivers Thursday with two years left on his contract beyond this season at a salary-cap hit of $4.15 million. Darling became Carolina's third goaltender behind Petr Mrazek and Curtis McIlhenney, who the Hurricanes claimed from the Maple Leafs before the season began.
Hurricanes send G Darling to AHL for conditioning stint
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes have activated goalie Scott Darling from injured reserve and are sending him on a conditioning assignment in the minor leagues.
General manager Don Waddell said Monday that Darling will join the team's AHL affiliate in Charlotte. He's expected to start Wednesday at Utica.
Aho, Ferland power Hurricanes over Blue Jackets 3-1
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — When the week began, Curtis McElhinney didn't expect to be starting an NHL game Friday night, let alone emerging as the winning goalie in a game in Columbus, where he played as a backup for five seasons.
Net loss: Maple Leafs lose 2 goalies; Capitals claim Jaskin
Toronto Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock was very much the diplomat after goalies Curtis McElhinney and Calvin Pickard were claimed off waivers Tuesday.
"Good for Mac. Good for Pick," Babcock said. "Too bad for our depth."
McElhinney was claimed by the Carolina Hurricanes, whose projected starter Scott Darling is injured and set to miss a few weeks. McElhinney has a 62-71-13 record in 10 seasons among six teams.
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.
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.
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.
Aho lifts Hurricanes over Blackhawks 3-2
CHICAGO (AP) — Sebastian Aho and the Carolina Hurricanes are more interested in the standings than the situation in the team's front office.
Aho snapped a tie with a power-play goal in the third period, and the Hurricanes beat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 on Thursday night in their first game since Ron Francis was forced out as general manager.
"You've got to do your job no matter what," Aho said, "so just tried to focus on the whole game and just play the best game that you can."
Red Wings beat Canes 3-1; Zetterberg scores to tie Lindsay
DETROIT (AP) — Henrik Zetterberg stood on the bench to acknowledge a loud ovation, a round of cheers for a milestone goal.
Zetterberg scored the go-ahead goal in the second period to tie Hall of Famer Ted Lindsay on Detroit's career list and the Red Wings went on to beat the Carolina Hurricanes 3-1 on Saturday night.
Hurricanes ride fast start to 4-1 win over Canucks
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes got a big lift from a pair of unlikely scorers.
Brett Pesce, Phil Di Giuseppe and Sebastian Aho scored in the first period, leading the Hurricanes to a 4-1 win over the Vancouver Canucks on Friday night.
While Aho leads the team with 20 goals, Pesce scored his second of the season 14 seconds into the game. Di Giuseppe picked up his first goal in over a year.
Sunrise, Fla. — There was no fancy, slick, outrageous move on this breakaway, nothing that would have found a place on the nightly highlight shows.
No, on Darren Helm's breakaway Friday in the third period, Helm skated down the ice, then "let it rip."
It was a good, accurate, hard shot that whistled past Carolina goalie Scott Darling, and iced the Red Wings' 4-1 victory.
Hurricanes beat Capitals on day sale to Dundon is finalized
WASHINGTON (AP) — On a historically significant day for the franchise, the Carolina Hurricanes picked up an important regulation victory that helped them move up the standings.
Bergeron scores 4 goals for Bruins in 7-1 win over Carolina
BOSTON (AP) — Patrice Bergeron had four goals and an assist, surpassing 700 points for his career while leading the Boston Bruins to a 7-1 rout of the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday night.
Brad Marchand assisted on all of Bergeron's goals and David Pastrnak had a goal and two assists for the Bruins, who scored on their first two shots and led 5-1 after the first period. Boston also got goals from Riley Nash and Jake DeBrusk while improving to 8-0-2 in its last 10 games.
Scottie Upshall breaks tie, Blue beat Hurricanes 3-2
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Scottie Upshall fit in quite nicely when he was moved to the top line with Vladimir Tarasenko and Brayden Schenn at the start of the third period.
Upshall broke a tie midway through the third and the St. Louis Blues held off the Carolina Hurricanes 3-2 on Saturday night. Upshall took a pass from Brayden Schenn and beat goalie Scott Darling between the legs for his sixth goal of the season and first in 11 games.
Hanifin, Darling help Hurricanes beat Blue Jackets 2-1
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — After six consecutive games on the road, Noah Hanifin and Scott Darling made sure the Carolina Hurricanes had a happy homecoming.
Hanifin scored the tiebreaking goal in the second period, Darling stopped 35 shots and the Hurricanes beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 2-1 Saturday night.
Jordan Staal also scored for Carolina, which won its third straight in its first home game after a two-week trip.
Hurricanes slip past Predators 4-3 in shootout
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — When it came time for Sebastian Aho and Teuvo Teravainen to face Juuse Saros in a shootout, they knew what to do against their fellow countrymen.
"A little bit of Finn on Finn there," Carolina coach Bill Peters said. "They know Saros ... and I said to (Aho) 'You own this guy?' and he said 'Yeah, I do.' Teuvo said the same thing."
Aho and Teravainen scored in the shootout and the Hurricanes earned a 4-3 victory over the Predators on Sunday.
Aho scores late to lift Hurricanes over Sabres
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Sebastian Aho made his 100th NHL game was one to remember.
Aho scored with 4:45 remaining to lift the Carolina Hurricanes over the Buffalo Sabres 3-1 on Saturday night.
After going scoreless through the first 15 games, Aho has a goal in three straight.
"I think I'm playing the same way," Aho said. "It's just, you get the first one, it's easier to get. So I think that's just the key."
Teravainen scores 3 in 3rd, Hurricanes beat Stars 5-1
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Teuvo Teravainen had a natural hat trick in the third period and an assist Monday night, leading the Carolina Hurricanes to a 5-1 victory over the Dallas Stars.
Sebastian Aho added his first goal of the season and two assists, and Jordan Staal's career-high four assists gave him 201 with the Hurricanes. Jeff Skinner scored the other Carolina goal in the closing seconds.
Teravainen scores 3 in 3rd as Hurricanes beat Stars 5-1
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Sebastian Aho made an early splash Monday night before fellow Finn Teuvo Teravainen stole the show.
Teravainen had a natural hat trick in the third period, his first three-goal game in the NHL, to lead the Carolina Hurricanes to a 5-1 victory over the Dallas Stars.
Aho added his first goal of the season and two assists, and Jordan Staal's career-best four assists gave him 201 with the Hurricanes. Jeff Skinner scored the other Carolina goal in the closing seconds.
Saad scores in OT to give Blackhawks 4-3 win over Hurricanes
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Brandon Saad missed an early opportunity for the Chicago Blackhawks, but he rose to the occasion when it really counted.
Saad scored at 1:44 of overtime to give Chicago a 4-3 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday night. His penalty-shot attempt was stopped by Scott Darling less than two minutes into the game.
Saad’s OT goal lifts Blackhawks past Hurricanes
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Brandon Saad scored at 1:44 of overtime to give the Chicago Blackhawks a 4-3 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday night.
Alex DeBrincat had two goals and Gustav Forsling also scored for Chicago, which rallied after falling behind 3-1. Anton Forsberg stopped 35 shots.
Brock McGinn scored twice and Jeff Skinner also had a goal for Carolina. Scott Darling, who spent the previous three seasons with the Blackhawks, finished with 26 saves against his former team.
Jooris scores 2 to lead Hurricanes past Maple Leafs, 6-3
TORONTO (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes simply took advantage of their opportunities and pulled out a big win against the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Josh Jooris scored twice, Teuvo Teravainen had a three-point night and the Hurricanes beat the Maple Leafs 6-3 on Thursday night.