January 27, 2011 |
BORROWING OFF THE excitement the boys are sure to generate tomorrow, the Daily News is having some fun today. Flyers beat writer Frank Seravalli and sports writer Ed Barkowitz conducted a mock draft similar to how Eric Staal and Nicklas Lidstrom will determine the All-Star teams for Sunday's game in Raleigh, N.C. They followed the NHL-mandated ground rules: Just as they will do in the real draft tomorrow, we kept the game's captains...
January 5, 2008 |
Two days after Ilya Kovalchuk, the league's top goal scorer, had four points in an overtime win at Carolina, the visiting Hurricanes held him without a goal as they beat the Atlanta Thrashers, 4-3. Cory Stillman, Eric Staal, Ray Whitney and Casey Borer scored for Carolina, which ended a three-game losing streak. Former Flyer Mike Leighton had 23 saves in his first start for Carolina. In other games: At Anaheim, Corey Perry scored 16 seconds into the game and the Ducks beat Chicago, 2-1. At Buffalo, Dany Heatley and Daniel Alfredsson scored late in the third period as the Ottawa Senators beat the Sabres, 5-3. Noteworthy The NHL has ruled that the pads Islanders goalie Rick DiPietro wore in the first period of Thursday night's game against Florida were legal.
October 25, 2007 |
Eric Staal, Jeff Hamilton, Cory Stillman and Bret Hedican scored third-period goals to help the Carolina Hurricanes end a streak of futility against the visiting Buffalo Sabres with a 6-2 win last night. It was Carolina's first victory over the Sabres since Game 7 of the 2006 Eastern Conference finals; Buffalo won all four games against the Hurricanes last season. Rod Brind'Amour and Ray Whitney added goals for Carolina, which has earned points in all but one of its 10 games so far. Buffalo has lost all three of its road games; Jason Pominville scored twice for the Sabres.
May 26, 2009 |
The NHL has fined Chicago Blackhawks coach Joel Quenne-ville $10,000 for harsh criticism of officiating in his team's loss to Detroit in Game 4 of the Western Conference final on Sunday. Quenneville fumed over a roughing call against Matt Walker during a scrum as the first period ended. The Red Wings scored on the ensuing power play 1 minute, 13 seconds into the second period extending their lead to 3-0, and went on to win, 6-1, and take a 3-1 edge in the series. "I think we witnessed probably the worst call in the history of sports there," Quenneville said after the game.
July 1, 2006 |
The Stanley Cup champion Carolina Hurricanes signed Justin Williams to a long-term deal yesterday. The Hurricanes reached agreement with Williams - a key contributor during the run to the title - on a 5-year, $17.5 million contract, keeping the 30-goal scorer among the franchise's core young players. They also announced deals with defensemen Niclas Wallin and Andrew Hutchinson and right wing Craig Adams. The Hurricanes hope to reach a deal with second-year star Eric Staal over the weekend when the free-agent signing period begins.
March 4, 2006 |
Erik Cole and Eric Staal each had two goals to help the Carolina Hurricanes tie a franchise record for home victories by beating the Florida Panthers, 5-2, last night. Craig Adams also scored for the Hurricanes, who improved to an NHL-best 26-5-1 at home. That equaled the previous mark set 19 years ago when the team played in Hartford, but they'll have to wait nearly 2 weeks to break it. "It's not something we're focused on or talking about here in the room," left wing Erik Cole said.
October 14, 2006 |
Ray Whitney scored on a tip-in with one-half second left in the third period last night, lifting the Carolina Hurricanes past the host Atlanta Thrashers, 4-3, the defending Stanley Cup champion's first win of the season. Cam Ward stopped 31 shots for the Hurricanes, who were off to an 0-3-1 start. An overtime period seemed inevitable until Whitney's first goal of the season in the final second. Whitney tipped in a shot by Eric Staal. The last-second shot capped a frustrating night for Atlanta goaltender Kari Lehtonen, who gave up three first-period goals and then shut out the Hurricanes until Whitney's game-winner.
November 6, 2007 |
RALEIGH, N.C. - Cory Stillman scored a hat trick just 11 minutes, 28 seconds into the game as part of a four-point effort to help the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Washington Capitals, 5-0, last night. Eric Staal added two goals, and Ray Whitney and Matt Cullen had two assists for the Hurricanes, who improved to 5-1-1 at home. Cam Ward made 35 saves for the Southeast Division leaders. Washington dropped to 2-9-0 in its last 11 games. Alexander Semin (ankle), Chris Clark (ear)
October 10, 2007 |
This win seemed like the ones the Carolina Hurricanes enjoyed during their run to the Stanley Cup title two seasons ago. After missing the playoffs the year after winning the Cup, the Hurricanes have their sights set on a more successful season. Matt Cullen scored for the first time since returning to the Hurricanes, and six others added goals in Carolina's 7-1 rout of the Maple Leafs last night in Toronto. Cullen, traded back to Carolina during the summer after one season with the New York Rangers, scored a power-play goal that gave the Hurricanes a 3-1 lead in the second period.
February 13, 2006 |
Eric Staal scored in the sixth round of the shootout after Carolina goaltender Martin Gerber stopped Buffalo's Jason Pominville, helping the host Hurricanes beat the Sabres, 4-3, yesterday. It was Staal's first goal in his second attempt in the NHL's new tiebreaker, and the Hurricanes improved to 6-1 when the game goes beyond overtime. Niclas Wallin, Erik Cole and Justin Williams scored in regulation for Carolina, which snapped its first two-game losing streak since late December.