Carolina Hurricanes' Magical Mrázek

Carolina Hurricanes' Magical Mrázek

April 20th, 2019 Petr Mrázek, goaltender for the Carolina Hurricanes seems magical. He is playing some incredible hockey this postseason. His outstanding efforts - resembling the sleight of hand of a skilled magician - have kept the Hurricanes in games and allowed them to win Games 3 and 4 at home in their series...
Hurricanes Beat Capitals to Even Series - Teravainen Nets Winner

Hurricanes Beat Capitals to Even Series - Teravainen Nets Winner

April 19th, 2019 RALEIGH, N.C. — Teuvo Teravainen scored the go-ahead goal with 27.9 seconds left in the second period, and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Washington Capitals 2-1 on Thursday night to even their playoff series at two games apiece. Warren Foegele score...

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April 13th, 2019
Carolina Hurricanes

The Carolina Hurricanes played in their first postseason game in a decade Thursday night. They faced off against the defending Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals. They put forth a gallant effort but shot themselves in the foot a couple of times and served the game to the defending champs. Playoff hockey has no peer in sports. Regular season hockey does not even compare. With a roster of at least 10 players who had never played in an NHL playoff game before, Thursday night became a lesson in intensity for the Hurricanes. It is a stage where little mistakes have thin margins, as they can turn into points for the opposition. Mrázek Misses Bäckström's Blast The first two of the Capitals' three first-period goals illustrate just how serious little mistakes can become in a playoff hockey game. First, Petr Mrázek whiffed on a shot. Criticizing a goaltender, especially one who has been as hot as Mrázek in recent weeks, is normally not fair game. But, this instance is an...
April 11th, 2019
Carolina Hurricanes

Yes, the Carolina Hurricanes are in the playoffs for the first time since 2009. Unless you are totally unplugged this is fast-becoming old news. The 'Canes media - of which I am a fortunate part - is covering this wonderful achievement from every angle. With Game 1 of the Hurricanes versus the defending Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals Thursday night, a look at the team captain Justin Williams is appropriate. He's one of the main reasons they are back in the playoffs after a decade. The difference he has made to this team is nearly immeasurable. He's "Mr. Game 7," and a great captain, too. Justin Williams receivesd the Conn Smythe Trophy in 2014 from NHL Commissioner Gery Betman Photo: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports Williams: The Journey Williams went from the Hurricanes to the Los Angeles Kings and then to the Capitals before returning to the Hurricanes in 2017. He has been an impactful player wherever he has gone. That is why it was such a mind-boggling move...