Defending Champion Caps Face 'Mr. Game 7' and the Hurricanes

Defending Champion Caps Face 'Mr. Game 7' and the Hurricanes

April 24th, 2019 ARLINGTON, Va. — Justin Williams doesn't lose in Game 7. Except that one time. The player who earned the "Mr. Game 7" moniker for going 7-0 with seven goals and seven assists in winner-take-all situations lost in a Game 7 for the first time with the Wa...
Ovechkin & Capitals Frustrated by Non-Goal & Rough 3rd Period

Ovechkin & Capitals Frustrated by Non-Goal & Rough 3rd Period

April 23rd, 2019 RALEIGH, N.C. — The frustrations kept building in the third period for Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals, from a disallowed tying goal to the Capitals star being sent off for a late-game misconduct penalty in a game that had turned into a rout....

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April 20th, 2019
Carolina Hurricanes

WASHINGTON — Carolina Hurricanes rookie Andrei Svechnikov hopes to play in Game 6 against the Washington Capitals on Monday after suffering a concussion in a fight with Alex Ovechkin a week earlier. Svechnikov took part in his first full team practice ...
April 20th, 2019
Hurricanes Goaltending

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 with the Washington Capitals. The series is tied 2-2. https://twitter.com/NHLCanes/status/1119052535132770305 What began in the offseason as a plan to back up the supposedly reinvigorated Scott Darling, has turned into a starting role for Mrázek in the offseason. There was a justifiable concern when the Hurricanes brought him onboard as to which Mrázek would show up. Would it be the magical Mrázek or the inconsistent Mrázek who was sent from the Detroit Red Wings to the Philadelphia Flyers who only felt he was worth holding onto for one season? Nope. Fortunately for the Hurricanes, they have the Mrázek who was recently given the nickname "The Rock" by Hurricanes' television...
April 16th, 2019
Editor's Choice

Monday night was epic in Raleigh, NC as the Carolina Hurricanes hosted the Washington Capitals in what was their first home playoff game in a decade. A capacity crowd was loud and all-in to help their team battle back from being down 2-0 in the series to the defending Stanley Cup champion. In the first period, Andrei Svechnikov and Alex Ovechkin dropped the gloves. What ensued was not pretty, as Ovechkin pounded Svechnikov, whose head bounced off the ice as he went down apparently unconscious from a big Ovechkin roundhouse punch. https://youtu.be/phvMyYKrZLc Svechnikov had to be helped off the ice and did not return to the game. Tuesday morning the Hurricanes coach Rod Brind'Amour said that "Svech" is in the concussion protocol and is not likely to play in Thursday night's upcoming game with the Caps. Emotions and Svechnikov vs Ovechkin Emotions were at a fever pitch in Raleigh's PNC Arena. It's part of the allure of playoff hockey. The fans are in it from the...