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Game 48 By the Numbers: Lightning at Hurricanes

This article on Alex Semin posted today seems a little ironic now because the theme of process vs. results perfectly describes the Hurricanes 5-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning. There wasn't much to complain about with the Hurricanes effort or compete level and they didn't leave anything on the ice either. They fired a […]

Process, results and Alexander Semin

Alexander Semin had a big game last night, scoring two third period goals to help the Canes get a 3-2 win over the Florida Panthers, snapping a two game losing streak. It's been a very frustrating year for Semin, as those were only his seventh and eight goals of the season. He has 20 points […]

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Game 47 By the Numbers: Panthers at Hurricanes

Good teams always find a way to win and while the Hurricanes are still far away from being a good team in my eyes, they had to overcome a few obstacles to come away with two points against Florida last night. This had all the makings of a "typical" Hurricanes game early on where Carolina […]

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Breaking down the Hurricanes Power Play

When Kirk Muller took over as head coach of the Carolina Hurricanes, one of the things he intended to do was improve the Canes special teams play. Muller did wonders with the Montreal Canadiens power play when he served as an assistant coach from 2006-2011. The Habs ranked in the top half of the NHL […]

Shot quality revisited: Going to the net

The Hurricanes have been an extremely frustrating team to watch this year. There are some nights where they look like a team that can contend for a playoff spot and even when they don't win, they've been able to earn points in games where they've had to dig themselves out of an early hole. Still, […]

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Game 46 By the Numbers: Flames at Hurricanes

The Hurricanes have had a few games that I would refer to as "rock bottom" this year and last night's 2-0 loss to the Calgary Flames belongs in that conversation. The Hurricanes have had bigger losses this year and it's not the first time they've been shutout, but this is easily their most disappointing performance […]

Hurricanes Scoring Chances: Who is Creating Most of the Offense?

Offense wasn't supposed to be a problem for the Hurricanes this year. They arguably the most productive first line in the NHL last season and have enough offensive talent on the roster to outscore some of their other problems. Even when the team was going through a scoring rut in October/November, most said that the […]

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Game 45 By the Numbers: Hurricanes at Blue Jackets

All good things must come to an end and unfortunately for the Hurricanes, their five game winning streak ended last night, getting shutout 3-0 by the Columbus Blue Jackets. Some clubs always seem to have the other teams numbers and the Blue Jackets always seem to own the Canes for whatever reason. It has been […]


Game 44 By the Numbers: Maple Leafs at Hurricanes

It's been awhile since we've seen the Hurricanes play like they did last night. They've had a few performances that I'd describe as "great team efforts," but it's not every day that we see them run away with a game like they did in their 6-1 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs. For most of […]

Have the Canes improved from 2013?

The season is about half-way over and it has already been quite a roller coaster ride for Hurricanes fans. Right now, there's plenty of good vibes to go around with the team on a four-game winning streak but it hasn't been this way all year. In fact, the tone in Raleigh was much different only […]

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Fixing the third defense pair

Poor depth has been the root of a lot of the Hurricanes problems this year and a major one has been finding a consistent third defense pairing. The blue line was a major concern for this team coming into the season but the third pairing wasn't supposed to be a problem. If anything, a problem […]

Hurricanes Week In Review: 12/30 – 1/6

What a difference one week makes. At this point last week, the Hurricanes were in a five-game losing skid and many fans were trying to figure out what was wrong with the team. Four wins later, and the Hurricanes are now only two points out of the last playoff spot in the Metropolitan Division and […]

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Game 43 By the Numbers: Predators at Hurricanes

With it being the second night of a back-to-back and no Eric Staal in the lineup, it was going to take an ugly win for the Hurricanes to get their fourth win in a row and that's exactly what last night's game was. The Hurricanes and Predators combined for only 18 total scoring chances and […]

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Game 42 By the Numbers: Hurricanes at Islanders

The Hurricanes are no strangers to adversity but last night against the Islanders, they were put in an unusual scenario when captain Eric Staal left the game with an injury. Staal has missed a total of 14 games in his 732 game career, so not having him out there was a strange sight. It's also […]