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Canes Country 3 hours ago
Canes vs. Lightning: Preview and Storm Advisory

Canes vs. Lightning: Preview and Storm Advisory

The Hurricanes take on the best team in hockey tonight in Raleigh as they look to keep it going after a big win against Pittsburgh on Tuesday night. The Hurricanes face off tonight against the buzzsaw that is the Lightning in Raleigh to cap off the season series between the two teams, as the Hurricanes look to keep pace in the playoff race and avoid a clean season sweep at the hands of Tampa Bay. Game Notes The Lightning gutted out an overtime win in Washington against the Capitals last night by a score of 5-4. The Hurricanes will certainly be the more rested team tonight in PNC...
Canes Country 21 hours ago
By The Numbers: Checking In on the Playoff Race

By The Numbers: Checking In on the Playoff Race

The Hurricanes remain in the thick of the Eastern Conference Playoff Race. Let’s take a look at how their opponents are trending. With a shootout win over the Penguins on home ice last night, the Hurricanes have 87 points and sit firmly in the Wild Card 1 position with 10 games left to play. Getting two points in the contest against Pittsburgh was absolutely pivotal based on their proximity in the playoff race as well as an upcoming game against the best team in hockey. In this week’s By The Numbers, I’m going to take a look at the Hurricanes as well the teams that they’re in...
Canes Country Mar 20, 2019
ALN: The Big Names Come Through

ALN: The Big Names Come Through

After 55 minutes, it looked like a heart-breaker. After 65, a missed opportunity. In the end, it was glorious. The Hurricanes picked up an ever-so-valuable two points in the standings last night thanks to a late Justin Williams goal and a 36-save performance from Petr Mrazek. Let’s walk through the highs, lows, and head-scratchers from the shootout victory over the Penguins. Highs: Petr Mrazek - The Czech-born goaltender bounced back in his first start since the 3-0 loss in Columbus. Both in the opening minutes of the game and throughout the third period, Mrazek kept the Canes in the...
Canes Country Mar 20, 2019
Storm Advisory 3/20/2019: NHL News, Rumors, Links, and Daily Roundup

Storm Advisory 3/20/2019: NHL News, Rumors, Links, and Daily Roundup

Carolina’s big win on Tuesday made their standing in the playoff race even stronger. Reading Assignments If you missed last night’s game, you missed a doozie of a Carolina Hurricanes hockey match. (Canes Country) Hurricanes Digital Marketing Director Dan LaTorraca talks about the Hurricanes’ social media approach and how it has changed over time. (Sports Business Journal) A certain rookie head coach is starting to see his name mentioned in Jack Adams conversations. The competition for the Jack Adams Award is stiff! Who's your coach of the year? pic.twitter.com/RuuDaXcYRo— NHL...
The Hockey Writers Mar 20, 2019
Hurricanes Outlast Penguins – Mrazek Perfect in Shootout

Hurricanes Outlast Penguins – Mrazek Perfect in Shootout

RALEIGH, N.C. — Dougie Hamilton scored in the shootout, Petr Mrazek stopped Pittsburgh cold and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Penguins 3-2 on Tuesday night. Justin Williams scored the tying goal with 1:56 left in regulation, and Brock McGinn also sc... The post Hurricanes Outlast Penguins – Mrazek Perfect in Shootout appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
Sportsnet.ca Mar 19, 2019
Hamilton, Hurricanes beat Penguins in shootout

Hamilton, Hurricanes beat Penguins in shootout

Dougie Hamilton scored in the shootout, Petr Mrazek stopped Pittsburgh cold and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Penguins 3-2 on Tuesday night. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.
Sportsnet.ca Mar 19, 2019
Hurricanes go ‘duck hunting’ for latest post-game celebration

Hurricanes go ‘duck hunting’ for latest post-game celebration

Watch as the latest Carolina Hurricanes post game celebration involves them playing their version of Duck Hunt. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

Hamilton, Hurricanes beat Penguins 3-2 in shootout

Dougie Hamilton scored in the shootout, Petr Mrazek stopped Pittsburgh cold and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Penguins 3-2 on Tuesday night.
Canes Country Mar 19, 2019
Canes come back to steal 3-2 shootout win

Canes come back to steal 3-2 shootout win

Two points back of third in the Metro with two games in hand? Suddenly a top-three finish seems a real possibility. RALEIGH — If the Carolina Hurricanes are going to make the NHL postseason for the first time since 2009, they’ll look back at games like Tuesday’s 3-2 shootout win over the Pittsburgh Penguins as the ones that punched their ticket to the postseason. Petr Mrazek made 36 saves, including a show-stealing sequence in the third period to prevent a go-ahead goal, and Justin Williams scored the game-tying goal with two minutes left and Mrazek pulled. The Canes came through to...
The Hockey Writers Mar 19, 2019

Hurricanes ‘Bunch of Jerks’ Surging Toward the Playoffs

The Carolina Hurricanes are on the verge of doing something they have not done in nearly a decade. They are about to make the NHL playoffs. Of course, there are still games to be played, but the team is arguably in its best position to secure a playoff spot than it has been in a […] The post Hurricanes ‘Bunch of Jerks’ Surging Toward the Playoffs appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
Canes Country Mar 19, 2019
Hurricanes vs. Penguins: Game Hub

Hurricanes vs. Penguins: Game Hub

Tuesday night’s matchup between Carolina and Pittsburgh will feel like a playoff game. Tuesday night’s soiree between the Carolina Hurricanes and the Pittsburgh Penguins will look and feel like a playoff game. The Pens currently hold the third place spot in the Metropolitan Division with 88 points in 73 games played. In fourth place, the Canes have 85 points in 71 games played. A win tonight for Pittsburgh could bury the Canes into a wild card spot, but a Carolina win could make things very, very interesting as the stretch run continues into late March and early April. Both clubs are...
Canes Country Mar 19, 2019
Prospect Corner: Approaching the Next Step

Prospect Corner: Approaching the Next Step

We take a look at four players who might be on the verge of signing their first professional contracts in the next few weeks. In this edition of Prospect Corner, we check in on a few of the Hurricanes top prospects in the Junior/NCAA ranks, and what their paths may be following the completion of their seasons, as well as one storyline to keep an eye on. Junior Stelio Mattheos Brandon won’t be participating in the WHL playoff this year after finishing just two points out of a playoff spot, however it certainly had nothing to do with the play of their captain. Mattheos led the club in...
Sportsnet.ca Mar 19, 2019
Stanley Cup Playoff Push: McElhinney, Mrazek have changed the Hurricanes

Stanley Cup Playoff Push: McElhinney, Mrazek have changed the Hurricanes

The Carolina Hurricanes are finally getting the goals that have eluded the team for so many years, but head coach Rod Brind’Amour believes the biggest difference between this year’s team and the ones before is the stability in net. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.
Kris Letang a game-time decision for Penguins-Hurricanes

Kris Letang a game-time decision for Penguins-Hurricanes

Defenseman Kris Letang will be a game-time decision for Tuesday’s game against the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena.
Canes Country Mar 19, 2019
Canes vs. Penguins: Preview and Storm Advisory

Canes vs. Penguins: Preview and Storm Advisory

The Canes take on the Penguins in a game that will go a long way toward determining potential playoff seeding. The Hurricanes take on the Penguins, who occupy the third spot in the Metropolitan Division, tonight in Raleigh. A Hurricanes win in regulation could narrow the gap between the two teams to just one point. Game Notes Tonight’s matchup is perhaps the biggest game of the season thus far. A win in the crucial four point game would pull the Canes to a point behind the Penguins with two games in hand. The game tonight is the third of four between the two teams this season. ...

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