Cary, NC – Any fans who saw the Carolina Hurricanes play at home this weekend saw an unforgettable marathon of a match where the Canes won in triumphant fashion, which may have drained some of their energy as they lost another long game against the New Jersey Devils the next night. Read more
Cary, NC – For the second game in a row, Andrei Svechnikov score two goals, the first will easily be the NHL top goal of the month, to beat the Calgary Flames with a come from behind 2-1 victory. The Flames have three former Canes players as well as two coaches so the desire from each team wanting a win is just that much more.
Former Cane Elias Lindholm heard the boo birds nearly every time he hit the ice as last year after a Flames win at the RBC Arena, Lindy mocked the Storm Surge which offended the Caniacs who forget nothing.
Cary, NC – After a bad week away from the PNC Arena in which the Canes only garnered three out of a possible eight points, Coach Rod Brind’Amour was all smiles as the Canes had all cyclinders going for them in a solid 4-0 win over the Chicago Blackhawks.
It was the first time in years in which the Canes had an afternoon game when the State Fair was in town across the street. Give credit to the parking attendants as all in all, parking and exiting the game was fine.
Cary, NC – This weekend looked like another continuation of the Carolina Hurricanes’ historic winning streak after a victory over the Islanders at home, but it all ended in one shot after a narrow loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Cary, NC – You couldn’t ask for a worse weekend, playing two of the top teams in the NHL in back-to-back games with the strongest team on paper, the opponent less than 24 hours after the previous game. But these are the Carolina Hurricanes, who continue to impress hockey-smart people every game with their Rod Brind’Amour style of hockey: fast, continuous forechecking, continuous coverage and playing a full 200-foot game by every skater, every shift.
After once again starting out with the lead, they once again found themselves down by two goals but ended up with a 4-3 overtime win on a Jaccob Slavin goal.
Cary, NC – Coaches strive for getting goals that are a result of hard work and continuous effort in front of the net after a shot is blocked. One name for this is greasy goals. In addition to getting under every opponent’s skin, Chad LaRose made a career getting those greasy goals. Those goals count as much as the jaw dropping, highlight reel goals by Connor McDavid.
The Canes scored two greasy goals in their season opener against the Montreal Canadiens, 4-3 in a very unpredictable shootout with the tall guy, Dougie Hamilton, scoring the only goal in the shootout.
Cary, NC – The ice is heating up with the NHL season starting in a few days, but Carolina Hurricanes fans had a rough weekend, including a narrow loss during the Caniac Carnival. Read more
Cary, NC – It may be just preseason, but having shutouts in both preseason games so far has to be good for the confidence of all four goalies used, head coach Rod Brind’Amour and new goalie coach, the former college teammate of Roddy as well as former Hartford Whaler, Jason Muzzatti, as well as the defensive corps.
Cary, NC – The long awaited decision of Justin Williams came over the Labor Day weekend when he announced he would “take a break” from hockey. It was not a retirement announcement, but the precision of any professional sport is such that any time away is that much harder to get in the groove if he decides the break is over.
Cary, NC – General Manager Don Waddell and Coach Rod Brind’Amour had a season summary press conference at the PNC Arena on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. Waddell started with a few opening words on how pleased he was with the team and direction then immediately opened it up to questions. Unlike talks after so many previous seasons, both questions and answers were generally positive as this season had so many good things to discuss.