Depleted Hurricanes lineup falls short in Montreal

There weren't a lot of Hurricanes fans who were expecting the team to win tonight given the roster they were dressing. It's hard to expect much when your team is missing three top players along with one of their key special teams contributors. When said players are being replaced with guys from the AHL (one […]

Carolina defeats Toronto in homecoming game

Tonight's game against the Toronto Maple Leafs had the makings of being one of those old fashioned, high scoring run-and-gun style contests where the winner would be determined by who had the last shot on net. The Hurricanes, who haven't been good defensively this year, were missing two top-four defensemen in Joni Pitkanen and Tim […]

Hurricanes close out road trip on a high note, defeat Devils 4-2

Tonight's 4-2 victory over the Devils was easily the Carolina Hurricanes biggest win of this young season. Not only does it clinch a 4-1-1 record on their road trip, but they were also able to get a win over a team that has been at the top of the Eastern Conference for most of the […]

Hurricanes pull one out in overtime

Generally speaking, the Hurricanes have done a pretty good job of outplaying their opponents this year or at least keeping things relatively even against them. The wins haven't been coming as often as fans would like but the Canes have had more good games than bad this year by my account. Tonight's game against Ottawa […]

Powerless powerplay leads to another loss

History is beginning to repeat itself for the Carolina Hurricanes, as they once again outplayed their opponent tonight but ended up taking a loss because of some terrible special teams play. They outshot the Flyers 42-24 (30-16 at even strength) but went 1/6 on the powerplay and had multiple opportunities to get back into the […]

Hurricanes shutout Ottawa 1-0

Carolina's game against the Ottawa Senators had all the makings of a disappointment for the home team. We've seen the Hurricanes get shut down by opposing goalie a few times this year and it looked like it was going to happen again tonight as Senators goalie Craig Anderson played about as good of a game […]

Bad third period dooms Carolina, drop 5-3 decision to Bruins

Many people believed that tonight's game against the Boston Bruins would be a good test for this Carolina team that appears to be on the upswing but still has plenty of kinks to work out before they can be called a contender. The Hurricanes gave the Bruins a good run for their money for the […]

Eric Staal’s hat trick leads Canes past Sabres 6-3

Calling any game a "must win" situation is silly when it's only three games into the season but tonight was a game that Carolina really needed to win for their fan's sake. After starting the season with two blowout losses, scoring a grand total of two goals in the process, they really needed to play […]

Tampa Bay strikes down Carolina 4-1

There are a lot of things I could say about the Carolina Hurricanes 4-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning. I could talk about how the Hurricanes, once again, got off to a slow start and allowed a goal on the first scoring chance of the game. Then, I could explain how they outshot Tampa […]

Hurricanes drop season opener to Panthers 5-1

A night that began with excitement and tension ended in disappointment and frustration as the Carolina Hurricanes dropped their first game of the season in a blowout loss to the division rival Florida Panthers. With the schedule being so heavy on divisional play, getting wins or at least strong performances against teams like Florida, Washington, […]

Hurricanes in DC

Tonight’s recap will be a little different from the usual form because I was in attendance for the Canes-Capitals game and obviously could not log chances, so I will get those done as soon as the game becomes available on NHL Game Center live (which should be Tuesday night). Instead, I’m going to talk about […]

Hurricanes Week 2 Performances

The Canes were an even 1-1-1 last week as they ended their road trip and were able to earn five out of a possible eight points. Some would say they are lucky to come away with more than two points this week because they were outplayed in almost every game. In Boston, it took a […]

Canes special teams leads the way in 4-3 win over Buffalo

In my game preview, I said that the Canes needed to stay out of the box because there’s a good chance that special teams would play a huge factor in this game. I was about the last part of this because special teams did play a factor in this game as the Canes struck twice […]

Canes fight back but lose 4-3 in OT

After last night’s collapse against the Lightning, I didn’t have too high of expectations for Carolina’s game against Washington tonight. When a team is playing the second game of a back-to-back on the road against a team with a high powered offense, it’s normal to go in not expecting much. Thankfully, the Canes showed a […]

Canes trounced by Tampa Bay in season opener, 5-1

A new season means a new sense of optimism for many teams and you want to at least put together a strong performance to start the year even if you don’t win. The Carolina Hurricanes did this…for about half of the game and then a complete meltdown occurred and ended up getting blown out on […]