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  • Hurting Hurricanes call up center Clark Bishop

    Yardbarker "Last night, the Carolina Hurricanes made an emergency recall of center Clark Bishop from the Charlotte Checkers. Bishop played in both games this past weekend for the Checkers, who split in their first-round series, 1-1, with the Providence Bruins.  Today, the Hurricanes look..." April 22

  • Svechnikov doubtful for Hurricanes in Game 6 against Capitals "Andrei Svechnikov is doubtful to play for the Carolina Hurricanes against the Washington Capitals in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference First Round at PNC Arena on Monday (7 p.m. ET; NBCSN, SN, TVAS, FS-CR, NBCSWA). The 19-year-old rookie forward has missed two games with a concussion..." April 21

  • Hurricanes following Brind'Amour's lead in playoffs "Rod Brind'Amour's approach in his first season as coach of the Carolina Hurricanes has been as straightforward as it was during his 20 seasons playing in the NHL. Brind'Amour rarely minces words, except when he's asked to talk about himself. Never one to take credit,..." April 21

  • Forward Tom Wilson delivers another questionable hit as Capitals rout Hurricanes in Game 5

    USA Today "It  seems impossible for Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson to deliver a hit during a NHL playoff game without spawning a social media debate about its legality. During the Capitals' 6-0 rout of the Hurricanes in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals,..." April 21

  • Andrei Svechnikov says Alex Ovechkin asked him to fight first

    Russian Machine Never Breaks "Last Saturday during the Capitals’ loss to the Canes in Game Three, Alex Ovechkin and Andrei Svechnikov got into a brutal fight. The 19-year-old Svechnikov went to the hospital and recently returned to practice sporting a full-face mask. Now well enough to speak with reporters,..." April 20

  • Svechnikov remains out for Hurricanes, hopes to play in Game 6 "Andrei Svechnikov will miss Game 5 of the Eastern Conference First Round against the Washington Capitals at Capital One Arena on Saturday (8 p.m. ET; NBC, SN360, SN1, TVAS) because of a concussion, but the Carolina Hurricanes rookie forward hopes to return for Game 6 on..." April 20

  • Warren Foegele sets Hurricanes record for fastest goal to start a playoff game

    Sporting News "There's fast and then there's record-setting fast. Thursday saw the latter when the Carolina Hurricanes defeated the Washington Capitals in Game 4 of their first-round playoff series. Just 17 seconds into the contest, Warren Foegele gave the Hurricanes a 1-0 lead to cap off a..." April 19

  • Carolina Hurricanes Recall Aleksi Saarela

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Carolina Hurricanes are battered and bruised from their first round series against the Washington Capitals, so are bringing up some extra help. The team has recalled forward Aleksi Saarela from the Charlotte Checkers, while sending defenseman Jake Bean back down. Saarela is up under..." April 19

  • Hurricanes' Foegele won't face discipline for hit on Capitals' Oshie

    The Score "Carolina Hurricanes forward Warren Foegele won't face supplementary discipline for his hit from behind on Washington Capitals forward T.J. Oshie, Hurricanes general manager Don Waddell said, according to The News & Observer's Luke DeCock. The incident happened with just..." April 19

  • Svechnikov doubtful for Hurricanes in Game 5 against Capitals "Andrei Svechnikov is not expected to play when the Carolina Hurricanes visit the Washington Capitals in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference First Round at Capital One Arena on Saturday (8 p.m. ET; NBC, SN360, SN1, TVAS). Svechnikov did not play in Game 4 of the best-of-7 series, which is..." April 19

  • Capitals furious over ‘dirty’ play by Warren Foegele on TJ Oshie

    Larry Brown Sports "The Washington Capitals are furious over a “dirty” play by Warren Foegele that injured TJ Oshie during Game 4 of the team’s first round playoff series with the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday. Foegele, who scored Carolina’s first goal of the game in a 2-1 win,..." April 19

  • Hurricanes' Andrei Svechnikov ruled out for Game 4

    Sporting News "It wasn't unexpected, but Hurricanes rookie forward Andrei Svechnikov has been officially ruled out for Game 4 against the Capitals on Thursday. The rookie was knocked unconscious by Capitals captain Alexander Ovechkin in the first period of Carolina's 5-0 win on..." April 18

  • Andrei Svechnikov sports black eye, wears full cage after Alex Ovechkin fight

    Russian Machine Never Breaks "Thursday morning, the Carolina Hurricanes held their morning skate before Game Four and injured forward Andrei Svechnikov was on the ice doing some light skating. The 19-year-old rookie will not be in the lineup tonight after being knocked out by Alex..." April 18

  • Islanders will play Capitals or Hurricanes in second round of playoffs "The New York Islanders advanced to the Eastern Conference Second Round and will play the Washington Capitals or Carolina Hurricanes. The Islanders defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-1 in Game 4 on Tuesday to end that first-round Stanley Cup Playoff series. It was their second series..." April 17

  • Hurricanes likely without Ferland, Svechnikov

    ABC 11 "The Carolina Hurricanes erupted for five goals to beat the Capitals in Game 3, but they will be missing some firepower for Thursday's game. Coach Rod Brind'Amour said Wednesday that power forward Micheal Ferland is not expected to play with an upper-body injury.April 17

  • Fighting in the NHL is brutish and outdated, and needs to be banned

    USA Today "Yet another NHL player has been seriously hurt because Gary Bettman insists on fighting a losing game. Carolina Hurricanes rookie Andrei Svechnikov is in the concussion protocol and likely to miss Game 4 of the playoffs Thursday night, an outcome just about anybody could..." April 17

  • Carolina Hurricanes Sign Jacob Pritchard

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Cale Makar drew a lot of the attention for the University of Massachusetts this season, and deservedly so, as the Hobey Baker winner proved last night that he is a truly elite player ready to make an immediate difference at the NHL level. However, he was not the only difference-maker on a..." April 16

  • Brother of Hurricanes’ Svechnikov sends message to Ovechkin after fight

    Sportsnet "Alex Ovechkin might want to take note if he ever happens to step on the ice at the same time as Evgeny Svechnikov, the older brother of Andrei Svechnikov. The Washington Capitals superstar shocked the sports world Monday when he knocked out the Carolina Hurricanes rookie during a..." April 16

  • Canes teen Andrei Svechnikov in concussion protocol after fight with Alex Ovechkin

    ESPN "Carolina Hurricanes forward Andrei Svechnikov, 19, is in the concussion protocol after being knocked out by Alex Ovechkin in a fight during Monday night's game. Hurricanes coach Rod Brind'Amour made the announcement, saying he assumed that..." April 16

  • Alex Ovechkin knocks out Andrei Svechnikov in fight during Capitals-Hurricanes Game 3

    USA Today "Tensions run high in the Stanley Cup playoffs. That was clear Monday night when an unexpected fight broke out in the Washington Capitals' game against the Carolina Hurricanes. Alex Ovechkin and Hurricanes young cornerstone Andrei Svechnikov dropped the gloves in the first period,..." April 16

  • Brind'Amour bothered by Ovechkin's role in fight with Svechnikov

    The Score "Carolina Hurricanes head coach Rod Brind'Amour wasn't thrilled with Alexander Ovechkin after his fight with rookie Andrei Svechnikov in Game 3 on Monday night. The Russian countrymen dropped the gloves in the first period, and the much bigger..." April 16

  • Hurricanes not discouraged after Game 2 loss to Capitals "The Carolina Hurricanes head home down 2-0 to the Washington Capitals in the best-of-7 Eastern Conference First Round but aren't dejected after a 4-3 overtime loss to the defending Stanley Cup champions at Capital One Arena on Saturday. Coach Rod Brind'Amour said the..." April 14

  • Hamilton, Ferland avoid supplemental discipline for Game 2 hits

    The Score "Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Dougie Hamilton and forward Micheal Ferland will not be disciplined further for their respective checks on Washington Capitals forwards Evgeny Kuznetsov and Nic Dowd, according to The Athletic's Chris Kuc. Ferland was assessed a controversial match..." April 14

  • Ferland thinks hit on Dowd was clean, doesn't warrant suspension

    NBC Sports Washington "You don’t exactly have to be an expert lip-reader to know that both Carolina Hurricanes head coach Rod Brind’Amour and forward Micheal Ferland were not fans of the match penalty Ferland received in the second period of Game 2. Brind’Amour appeared to be expressing..." April 14

  • Carolina Hurricanes coach Rod Brind’Amour rips officials during in-game television interview

    USA Today "Live in-game television interviews with coaches are not often passionate or critical during the NHL playoffs. But Carolina Hurricanes coach Rod Brind’Amour was both Saturday when NBC’s Pierre McGuire asked for his take on his player Micheal Ferland being given a match..." April 14

  • Hurricanes' Ferland assessed match penalty for hit on Capitals' Dowd

    The Score "Micheal Ferland was the recipient of a controversial call Saturday. The Carolina Hurricanes forward was ejected for hitting Nic Dowd of the Washington Capitals in the second period of Game 2, on what the officials deemed was a hit to the head. Hurricanes head coach Rod..." April 13

  • Hurricanes have knack for making most of rare playoff runs

    Pro Hockey Talk "In that magical run to the franchise’s first-ever Stanley Cup victory, the Washington Capitals finally broke a cycle of fantastic regular seasons followed by heartbreaking finishes. Finally, the Capitals made good, in part because they consistently gave themselves a chance by winning..." April 11

  • The Real NHL Expansion Markets Are in Europe

    The Hockey Writers "For any professional sports league, growth is crucial. The NHL has shown that they know this by adding the Vegas Golden Knights in 2017-18 and a new team in Seattle for the 2021-22 season. For the next expansion, the NHL needs to look bigger than North America. They need to look to..." April 08

  • The Hurricanes’ long road back to the playoffs

    Pro Hockey Talk "To understand the excitement and emotion Carolina Hurricanes fans were feeling on Thursday night as their team clinched its first playoff berth since 2009, you first have to try to understand just how long it has been since they have had an opportunity to experience that sort of..." April 06

  • Hurricanes snap NHL's longest active playoff drought

    The Score "The last time the Carolina Hurricanes made the playoffs, their head coach, Rod Brind'Amour, was the team's captain. Carolina clinched its first postseason berth since 2008-09 after defeating the New Jersey Devils combined with the Montreal Canadiens' loss to the..." April 05

  • Rookie Svechnikov is surging Hurricanes' secret weapon

    The Score "Barely 19 years old and only 80 games into his NHL career, Andrei Svechnikov is crafting a scene for a Hollywood movie script, whether he realizes it or not. Roaming the ice past midnight, the rink emptied out after Carolina Hurricanes home games, Svechnikov will shoot pucks until it..." April 04

  • Justin Williams Unsure Of Playing Future After This Season

    Pro Hockey Rumors "When Justin Williams signed with the Hurricanes back in 2017, the belief was that the winger would announce his retirement at the end of his contract which wraps up this season.  However, he has wound up playing an integral role in their top six and has been a big part of their..." April 04

  • Report: NHL, NHLPA agree not to change playoff format

    Pro Hockey Talk "The NHL’s current playoff format is reportedly sticking around, at least for one more season. According to a report from Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic, the NHL and NHLPA have agreed to extend the format, as well as the current divisional alignment, for one more year. Even..." April 03

  • Hurricanes could trade Fox if unable to sign him "The Carolina Hurricanes have a plan in place if they are unable to sign defenseman prospect Adam Fox to an entry-level contract.  "We'll try to trade him," owner Tom Dundon told the Raleigh News and Observer on Monday. "I think we'll do OK. We'll..." April 02

  • Top college defenseman Adam Fox reportedly unlikely to sign with Hurricanes

    Yardbarker "After another outstanding season at Harvard, top college defenseman Adam Fox had a decision to make: Turn pro and sign with the Carolina Hurricanes or return for his senior season and a chance at unrestricted free agency in the summer of 2020?  Despite having said several times..." April 01

  • Broken doors, missing nets: Ex-players reflect on NHL's obsession with neutral-site games

    The Score "Alan May can't recall every single game of his dizzying pro hockey career. After all, he skated for 16 teams across five leagues from 1986 to 1999. But he does remember the night in February 1994 when a players' bench inside Richfield Coliseum - a since-demolished arena near..." April 01

  • Hurricanes eliminate Flyers from playoff contention "The Philadelphia Flyers were eliminated from Stanley Cup Playoff contention with a 5-2 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena on Saturday. The Hurricanes (43-28-7) moved within two points of the Pittsburgh Penguins for third place in the Metropolitan Division and extended their..." March 30

  • Hurricanes won't do 'Storm Surge' if they make playoffs

    NBC Sports Washington "The Storm Surge is no more.  The organic, elaborate postgame celebrations that have become a phenomenon after every Carolina Hurricanes home win – in Raleigh and across the NHL – will end after tonight’s critical Metropolitan Division game between the Capitals..." March 28

  • Svechnikov making huge impact for Hurricanes

    Pro Football Talk "For the better part of the past decade there have always been two things consistently holding the Carolina Hurricanes back. The obvious one that always got the most attention was the fact they could never get their goaltending situation quite right. Cam Ward never recaptured..." March 25

  • Ten Finalists Named For 2019 Hobey Baker Award

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The first round of voting has come to an end, and the ten finalists for the Hobey Baker Award have been named. 83 players were nominated for the award this year, and a fan vote was added to the opinions of NCAA head coaches to determine the final ten names. The trophy..." March 20

  • Hurricanes in position to end NHL’s longest active playoff drought

    Pro Hockey Talk "The last time the Carolina Hurricanes were in the playoffs, the Black Eyed Peas were on top of the charts and The Hangover was just about to hit theaters. This year, the “bunch of jerks” from Raleigh have a legitimate chance to end the NHL’s longest active playoff..." March 18

  • NHL must eradicate refereeing oversights before playoffs

    Sportsnet "You know there has been an astonishing interpretation of the NHL rule book when the most shocking thing about the Canucks’ 3-2 shootout win Sunday against the Dallas Stars was not Vancouver winger Tim Schaller scoring twice. Or the Canucks winning. Frequently..." March 18

  • NHL has new look: Arizona and Carolina both in the playoffs

    USA Today "Success smells like smoked barbecue for the Carolina Hurricanes. The more they win, the earlier tailgating begins at PNC Arena. Saturday’s home game against the Buffalo Sabres starts at 7 p.m. “By noon there will be hundreds of people in our parking lot,” Hurricanes..." March 16

  • Carolina Hurricanes surging late: Who's ready for the NHL playoffs and who isn't?

    USA Today "Goalie Petr Mrazek’s best job reference last summer came from the man who decided he wasn’t the right answer for the Detroit Red Wings. “I remember calling (Detroit GM) Ken Holland and he said, ‘When Petr gets on a roll, he can carry your team for five or six..." March 13

  • Hurricanes Calvin de Haan Left Game After Facial Injury

    Last Word On Hockey "The Carolina Hurricanes got a very big win as they defeated the Colorado Avalanche in Denver in a 3-0 shutout. However,  Calvin de Haan, left the game with an injury. The 27-year-old defenceman took a stick to his face near his eye from Alexander..." March 12

  • Williams calls Hurricanes' performance vs. Jets 'totally inexcusable'

    Raleigh News & Observer "There is no easy ride into the Stanley Cup playoffs. Winning the Stanley Cup is hard. But so, too, is getting a chance to play for the Cup. The Carolina Hurricanes will have a hard time getting that chance if they play more games as poorly as they did Friday against the..." March 09

  • Is the NHL the future of marijuana in pro sports? Why it could be

    ESPN "Player X is in the NHL. After home games, he has a routine. Typically, he'll meet a few teammates at a local restaurant for a late dinner. He likes to order steak after games -- medium rare, with a side salad and mashed potatoes. Then he'll go home. Player X sometimes has a..." March 07

  • NHL GMs propose new rule for players who lose helmet in game

    Sportsnet "NHL players minus their helmets, hair flapping in the breeze as they attempt to rejoin the action, could soon be a thing of the past. The league’s general managers announced Tuesday at their meetings in Florida that a new rule has been drafted that would force skaters to..." March 05

  • Evander Holyfield Makes Celebrity Cameo in Hurricanes' Storm Surge Celebration

    SI "The Hurricanes took their Storm Surge to another level on Friday night, adding a celebrity cameo to the evening's celebration of Carolina's 5–2 win over the Blues. With boxer Evander Holyfield in the building, the Canes pulled out another cross-sport celebration...." March 02

  • Bettman supports Hurricanes' postgame celebrations

    The Score "Unlike Don Cherry and Brian Burke, Gary Bettman doesn't have a problem with the Carolina Hurricanes' post-win "storm surge" performances. "I happened to talk to some of the players this morning about it, and we had a fun conversation," the NHL commissioner..." February 27