March 27th, 2015 In Carolina Hurricanes, Pittsburgh Penguins 0 comments

  https://twitter.com/LMZeidman/status/581290208123056128 A strong contingent of Pittsburgh Penguins fans were frustrated Thursday night as their team visited the Carolina Hurricanes and left their playoff-caliber ways at home. At third place in the Metropolitan Division with 91 points, the Penguins are in a good position for the...

March 25th, 2015 In Boston Bruins, Carolina Hurricanes, Minnesota Wild 0 comments

Anton Khudobin has done something that very few people can claim to have accomplished. Not only has he established himself as an NHL regular, a feat in and of itself, but he did so as a 7th round pick. Drafted in that round by the Minnesota Wild in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, Khudobin beat the odds to join the likes of Henrik Lundqvist, Tomas...

March 21st, 2015 In Carolina Hurricanes 0 comments

At the beginning of the year, before the puck had dropped to begin the season, the Carolina Hurricanes could have been declared a bubble team. A bounce-back season from Cam Ward, some jumps in development for some of their younger players, and Carolina could have been right there in that 7th-9th spot. March was pegged as the month the Hurricanes...

March 18th, 2015 In Carolina Hurricanes, Ottawa Senators 0 comments

View image | gettyimages.com Tuesday night the Carolina Hurricanes dominated the Ottawa Senators, almost. In a game that was hard-fought from the opening face off, the 'Canes asserted their will over the Sens. While there may be other observations one could make as to why Carolina ascended to near dominance against their Northern opponent,...

March 17th, 2015 In Advanced Stats, Carolina Hurricanes 0 comments

The Carolina Hurricanes have had an issue with their special teams in years past. Most of the time, it had to do with their powerplay, which often finished near the bottom of the league. Two years ago, their penalty kill also took a hit, finishing that year at 77.6%, good for 28th in the league. I wrote about the Hurricanes' struggles on the...

March 14th, 2015 In Carolina Hurricanes, Detroit Red Wings 0 comments

He may not know it, but Andrej Nestrasil is part of a long-standing rivalry with his former team. View image | gettyimages.com Now, the Detroit Red Wings and the Carolina Hurricanes may not have a rivalry in the traditional sense. After all, the Red Wings are an Original Six team with a long history of success and the Hurricanes...aren't. In...

March 13th, 2015 In Carolina Hurricanes, Dallas Stars 0 comments

View image | gettyimages.com Spoiling the Dallas Stars' hopes of adding to their 70 points and inching up in the Western Conference wild card race was what the Carolina Hurricanes had in mind Thursday night. It would be the battle of the goalies, as Kari Lehtonen, playing in his 500th NHL game, with a 2.94 GAA and .906 save percentage,...

March 10th, 2015 In Carolina Hurricanes 0 comments

Another year, another late season run of success that comes too late to make the playoffs, but ultimately puts the Carolina Hurricanes out of lottery range. Such is the life of a Canes fan. It's especially frustrating this year, given the prizes that are awarded to the worst teams this year. Make no mistake, Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel are...

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