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...
Krejci scores in OT, Bruins beat Hurricanes 4-3
BOSTON (AP) — Jake DeBrusk had a goal, an assist and one very big steal to help the Boston Bruins keep rolling toward the playoffs.
DeBrusk stole the puck deep in Carolina's zone and made a...
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 had a short-handed goal and an assist, and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the St. Louis Blues 5-2 on Friday night in a matchup between two of the NHL's hottest...
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...
Niederreiter leads Carolina past Edmonton, 3-1
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Nino Niederreiter kept scoring goals for his new team. Curtis McElhinney kept up his mastery of the Edmonton Oilers.
They pushed the Carolina Hurricanes closer to playoff position.
Niederreiter scored two goals, McElhinney stopped the final 40 shots he faced, and the Hurricanes beat the Oilers 3-1 on Friday night.
"Every single game matters a lot," Niederreiter said, "so we've got to make sure we even win the close ones."
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.
Aho leads Hurricanes past Predators 6-3
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Sebastian Aho and the Carolina Hurricanes got into a groove after Micheal Ferland tangled with Austin Watson.
Aho had three goals and an assist to help Carolina beat the Nashville Predators 6-3 on Sunday.
The Hurricanes won for the seventh time in eight games. There was no score when Ferland fought Watson 8:19 into the first period.
"That set the tone," Aho said. "We were all fired up after that."
Aho scores 2, Hurricanes beat Sabres 4-3 in Skinner’s return
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes and Buffalo Sabres kept shooting pucks off each other's players — and they kept going in the net.
Sebastian Aho and the Hurricanes simply did it more often.
Aho scored two goals off the skates of Buffalo defensemen, and the Hurricanes held on to beat the Sabres 4-3 on Friday night, spoiling Jeff Skinner's return to Raleigh.
"Sometimes you don't get those bounces, and today, both of my goals were lucky," Aho said. "So that's how it goes, but a good win."
Aho leads Carolina past Bruins 5-3 on Whalers Night
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes brought back the Hartford Whalers for a night, and two of their younger stars kept "Brass Bonanza" seemingly playing on repeat.
Sebastian Aho and Teuvo Teravainen each had two goals and two assists and the Hurricanes beat the Boston Bruins 5-3 on Sunday while wearing Whalers uniforms for the first time since moving 21 years ago.
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.
Hurricanes snap Ducks’ 5-game win streak with 4-1 victory
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Clark Bishop scored his first NHL goal by crashing into the Anaheim net along with the puck. Two lengthy video reviews later, the rookie finally got to celebrate.
That ramshackle goal was a fairly appropriate symbol for a night of gritty work by the Carolina Hurricanes, who don't have enough time or healthy players to worry about style points.
Atkinson’s hat trick leads Blue Jackets past Hurricanes 4-1
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Cam Atkinson anchored a top line that caused the Carolina Hurricanes fits Saturday night as the Columbus Blue Jackets won 4-1 for their fifth victory in six games.
Atkinson scored three goals and assisted on another, and fellow winger Artemi Panarin assisted on all of Atkinson's goals. Columbus center Pierre-Luc Dubois added two assists as Atkinson stretched his goal-scoring streak to six games.
Aho scores in OT, Hurricanes beat Blackhawks 3-2
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes grew accustomed over the years to seeing Cam Ward in goal and winning games. Both those things happened again Monday night — but this one was different.
The winningest goalie in Carolina history took the loss in his first game here as a visitor, with Sebastian Aho scoring 1:16 into overtime to lift the Hurricanes past Ward's new team, the Chicago Blackhawks, 3-2 and spoiling the goalie's emotional return.
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.
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.
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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.
Islanders beat Flyers 3-0 at Nassau Coliseum
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Kieffer Bellows and Cal Clutterbuck scored power-play goals in the first period to help the New York Islanders beat the Philadelphia Flyers 3-0 on Sunday in the preseason opener for both teams.
Bellows opened the scoring at 6:55, and Clutterbuck connected with 4:14 left in the period. Sebastian Aho added a second-period goal.
Robin Lehner and Christopher Gibson split time in goal, with Lehner making eight saves and Gibson stopping nine shots.
HERNING, Denmark (AP) — Host Denmark upset Finland 3-2 Wednesday as defending champion Sweden stayed perfect at the ice hockey world championship, shutting out Austria 7-0 on Wednesday for its fourth straight victory.
Olympic runner-up Germany rebounded from three straight losses to hand newcomer South Korea a 6-1 defeat.
Switzerland recovered from a loss to the Czech Republic with a 5-2 victory over Belarus.
Sound Tigers at Lehigh Valley, Friday, 7:05 p.m. Vande Sompel developed his defensive game
BRIDGEPORT — The injury, late in a game the morning of Feb. 7, was an unexpected interruption of what had become a pretty good rookie year for Bridgeport Sound Tigers defenseman Mitch Vande Sompel.
HARTFORD — A player can come back to the AHL, Bridgeport Sound Tigers coach Brent Thompson said Saturday after a 5-1 win over the Hartford Wolf Pack, one of two ways.
He could come back sulking, or he could come back showing why he was in the NHL in the first place.
Foegele scores in NHL debut, Carolina beats Senators 4-1
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Warren Foegele felt the nerves before his NHL debut. Once he calmed down, the points started to add up.
Foegele had a goal and an assist in his first game, and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Ottawa Senators 4-1 on Monday night.
"It took me (until) about the third shift to realize it was just another hockey game," Foegele said, repeatedly calling it "a surreal moment."
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Leon Draisaitl and the Edmonton Oilers just kept throwing the puck on net over and over. It was a sound strategy, considering just about every shot they took seemed to be going in.
Draisaitl had a goal and three assists and the Oilers beat the Carolina Hurricanes 7-3 on Tuesday night.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — David Pastrnak scored three of Boston's five goals in the final 10 minutes for his first career hat trick, and the Bruins stunned the Carolina Hurricanes by rallying for a 6-4 victory Tuesday night.
Matt Grzelcyk, Pastrnak and Danton Heinen scored in a span of 77 seconds to turn a 4-1 Bruins deficit into a 4-all tie. Pastrnak put Boston ahead on a power-play goal with 3:30 left and finished off his hat trick with an empty-net goal with 1:34 remaining.
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."
BRIDGEPORT — When Seth Helgeson left the only NHL organization he’d known to sign with the New York Islanders last summer, he knew he was stepping into an on-ice role like the one he’d had for four-plus seasons with the Devils, both in New Jersey and Albany.
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.
Burns, Sharks turn back Hurricanes 3-1
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — After their worst stretch of the season, the San Jose Sharks are back on the winning track.
Brent Burns had a goal and an assist, and the Sharks beat the Carolina Hurricanes 3-1 on Sunday.
Timo Meier and Chris Tierney scored, and Aaron Dell stopped 29 shots for this first win in two weeks. San Jose never trailed as it won their second straight following a season-high four-game losing streak.
Aho, Hurricanes beat Senators 2-1
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Sebastian Aho was itching to get back on the ice after missing two weeks with a concussion and a knee injury.
He celebrated with a big goal for the Carolina Hurricanes.
Aho and Victor Rask scored in the third period, helping the Hurricanes top the slumping Ottawa Senators 2-1 on Tuesday night.
"I was very excited. I've been waiting for this since I got hurt," Aho said. "It felt really good to get that goal."
AHL All-Star Classic
WHAT/WHEN: Skills contest Sunday night, 8 p.m.; three-on-three round-robin tournament among the AHL's four divisions, Monday, 7 p.m.
WHERE: Adirondack Bank Center at the Utica (N.Y.) Memorial Auditorium
Lindholm scores 2 goals, Hurricanes beat Red Wings 3-1
DETROIT (AP) — Elias Lindholm made the most of his chance to fill in for Sebastian Aho on Carolina's top line.
Lindholm's second goal of the game broke a third-period tie and the Hurricanes went on to beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-1 Saturday night.
Lindholm played an increased role in the team's first game this season without Aho, its leading scorer. Aho is out with a concussion and lower-body injury.
The Carolina Hurricanes are on winter vacation. Whether soaking up the sun or taking the family to the Magic Kingdom, players, coaches and team officials have a mandated, four-day break before resuming the schedule Saturday night in Detroit. (They will practice Friday in Raleigh.) And, when they return to the ice they’ll face a very bumpy road to snapping the ongoing 8-year postseason drought.
Tyler Johnson has 3 goals, Lightning beat Hurricanes 5-4
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tyler Johnson's slow start seems like a long time ago now.
Johnson had three goals, Jake Dotchin scored a tiebreaking goal midway through the third period, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Carolina Hurricanes 5-4 on Tuesday night.
"Just being in the right spot at the right time," Johnson said.
NHL-leading Tampa Bay also got a goal from Victor Hedman, and Brayden Point had three assists. Andrei Vasilevskiy made 28 saves.