Carolina Hurricanes News and Rumors

Ovechkin scores 50th as Capitals calm Canes

Ovechkin scores 50th as Capitals calm Canes

ESPN.com thehockeynews.com yahoo.com Updated 8 hours ago
Alex Ovechkin scored his NHL-leading 50th goal, reaching that mark for the sixth time and tying a team record with the 472nd of his career, and added an assist to help the Washington Capitals beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-2 Tuesday night.
Share Tweet
  • Ovechkin reaches 50 goals in season for 6th time, ties Capitals…

    Ovechkin reaches 50 goals in season for 6th time, ties Capitals record with 472nd of career

    NHL.com 10 hours ago
    WASHINGTON - Alex Ovechkin has become only the sixth player in NHL history to score at least 50 goals in a season six times. The Washington Capitals' captain netted his league-leading No. 50 in the first period against the Carolina Hurricanes...
    Share Tweet
  • Rumor Roundup: Lecavalier’s future in Philadelphia in question

    Rumor Roundup: Lecavalier’s future in Philadelphia in question

    thehockeynews.com Mar 30 (yesterday)
    The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Sam Carchidi reports Flyers GM Ron Hextall doesn’t believe he needs to make many off-season moves. Hextall claims there won’t be a massive turnover, though Carchidi notes the Flyers have limited cap space this summer unless t…
    Share Tweet
  • Bruins win in OT to solidify hold on 8th spot

    Bruins win in OT to solidify hold on 8th spot

    ESPN.com NHL.com Mar 29 (2 days ago)
    David Pastrnak scored on a nice centering pass from Carl Soderberg at 4:23 of overtime, giving the Boston Bruins a 2-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday.
    Share Tweet
  • Why the Penguins should trade Sidney Crosby for the No. 1 pick

    Why the Penguins should trade Sidney Crosby for the No. 1 pick

    thehockeynews.com Mar 29 (3 days ago)
    Before any Pittsburgh fans go and get their jerseys in a jumble, just pause for a second, take a deep breath and think about it: if the Penguins fail to get back to the Stanley Cup final for the sixth straight season, what else is left for the franchise…
    Share Tweet
  • Hurricanes, goalie Nedeljkovic agree to terms

    Hurricanes, goalie Nedeljkovic agree to terms

    NHL.com Mar 27 (5 days ago)
    RALEIGH, NC – Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has agreed to terms with goaltender Alex Nedeljkovic (neh-DEL-koh-vitch) on a three-year, en...
    Share Tweet
  • Watch Cam Ward make the glove save of the year, rob David Perro…

    Watch Cam Ward make the glove save of the year, rob David Perron

    thehockeynews.com Mar 27 (5 days ago)
    To all those goaltenders out there who have made outstanding saves this season: we’re sorry. We really are. You did your best, but it’s going to take a miracle save to come close to beating out Cam Ward for the best glove stop of the season. Ward’s mons…
    Share Tweet
  • CHL playoffs: The most intriguing first-round matchups

    CHL playoffs: The most intriguing first-round matchups

    thehockeynews.com Mar 26 (6 days ago)
    The CHL playoffs begin tonight and it’s going to be a lot of fun. Connor McDavid has one last chance to win it all with the Erie Otters in the Ontario League, but the powerfully-built Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds have designs of their own. Out in the Wes…
    Share Tweet
  • Mark your calendars – the date has been set for the NHL’s most …

    Mark your calendars – the date has been set for the NHL’s most anticipated draft lottery in years

    thehockeynews.com Mar 25 (6 days ago)
    For months now, hockey fans have slowly built their anticipation for one of the most highly-consequential NHL draft lotteries since the process was introduced in 1995. And now it appears the league has settled on a date people can circle on their calend…
    Share Tweet
  • Shaw scores 2 goals, lifts Blackhawks to 3-1 win over Hurricane…

    Shaw scores 2 goals, lifts Blackhawks to 3-1 win over Hurricanes

    NHL.com Mar 23
    RALEIGH, N.C. - Andrew Shaw scored two goals, and the Chicago Blackhawks held off the Carolina Hurricanes 3-1 on Monday night. Corey Crawford made 43 saves for the Blackhawks, who have earned a point in 18 of their past 21 games and are fourt...
    Share Tweet
  • The 10 most surprising struggles of 2014-15

    The 10 most surprising struggles of 2014-15

    As much as a story like the resurgent New York Islanders or the Andrew Hammond-led Ottawa Senators pleases us, there will always be teams or players that fail to meet expectations. Be it simply a down year or a minor – or major, when it comes to a team …
    Share Tweet
  • Jesper Fast scores spinning, no look tally on Anton Khudobin

    Jesper Fast scores spinning, no look tally on Anton Khudobin

    New York Rangers winger Jesper Fast hasn’t had the most notable of seasons, scoring only three goals and 10 points heading into Saturday night’s tilt with the Carolina Hurricanes. But after Saturday, he does have one of the most impressive goals of the …
    Share Tweet
  • WHL Roundup: DeBrusk nets hat trick, Bow stops 43 as Broncos do…

    WHL Roundup: DeBrusk nets hat trick, Bow stops 43 as Broncos down Hurricanes

    NHL.com Mar 21
    LETHBRIDGE, Alta. - Jake DeBrusk scored two of his three goals in the second and Swift Current found the back of the net four times in the period as the Broncos beat the Lethbridge Hurricanes 5-3 on Friday night in Western Hockey League action. ...
    Share Tweet
  • Could the Buffalo Sabres win their way out of the McDavid and E…

    Could the Buffalo Sabres win their way out of the McDavid and Eichel sweepstakes?

    It might be hard to believe, but there’s a chance the Buffalo Sabres won’t finish dead last in the NHL this season. And if they don’t finish at the bottom of the standings, they won’t have a guaranteed shot at Connor McDavid or Jack Eichel in the upcomi…
    Share Tweet
  • Watch Kyle Turris make spectacular overtime deke and potential …

    Watch Kyle Turris make spectacular overtime deke and potential assist of the year

    Carolina Hurricanes coaches will have to forgive defenseman Ryan Murphy if he can’t bear to watch tape of Tuesday night’s overtime loss to the Ottawa Senators. After all, it was he who was on the receiving end of one of the best deke-to-pass assists of …
    Share Tweet
  • Andrew Hammond ties record, Sens score amazing OT winner (Video…

    Andrew Hammond ties record, Sens score amazing OT winner (Video)

    Ottawa Senators goalie Andrew Hammond tied a 76-year-old record set by a Boston Bruin on Tuesday night. In the process, the Senators drew within four points of the Bruins for a 2015 Stanley Cup Playoff berth. Hammond moved to 11-0-1 with a 2-1 overtime …
    Share Tweet
  • Rangers goalie Lundqvist cleared to return to practice

    Rangers goalie Lundqvist cleared to return to practice

    NHL.com Mar 17
    New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist has been cleared to return to practice following an exam and consultation with specialists, the Rangers announced Tuesday. Lundqvist was injured Jan. 31 during a game against the Carolina Hurricanes...
    Share Tweet
  • Army father returns from duty to surprise son during Blue Jacke…

    Army father returns from duty to surprise son during Blue Jackets game

    Staff Sergeant Haywood McDaniel has been serving with the United States Army in Cuba for the past year, but made a special return home Sunday night to surprise his son Brayden during the Blue Jackets outing against the Carolina Hurricanes. The surprise …
    Share Tweet
  • Malone's goal caps big 2nd period, Hurricanes beat Blue Jackets…

    Malone's goal caps big 2nd period, Hurricanes beat Blue Jackets 3-2 to stop 3-game skid

    NHL.com Mar 15
    COLUMBUS, Ohio - Brad Malone's goal capped a big second period for Carolina and helped the Hurricanes end a three-game losing streak with a 3-2 victory against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Sunday. Justin Faulk and Ron Hainsey also scored for ...
    Share Tweet
  • Ellis stops 27 shots as Panthers shut out Hurricanes 2-0

    Ellis stops 27 shots as Panthers shut out Hurricanes 2-0

    NHL.com Mar 14
    RALEIGH, N.C. - Dan Ellis made 27 saves for his first shutout of the season, and Brandon Pirri scored in the second period to lead the Florida Panthers to a 2-0 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday night. Dave Bolland added an emp...
    Share Tweet
  • Video - Canadiens Blank Hurricanes 00:53

    Canadiens Blank Hurricanes

    Mar 19
    Carey Price had 31 saves in the Canadiens' 4-0 win over the Hurricanes.
  • Video - Malone Wins It For Hurricanes 00:44

    Malone Wins It For Hurricanes

    Mar 15
    Brad Malone's seventh goal of the season broke a tie in the second period to give Carolina a 3-2 win over Columbus.
  • Video - 'SportsCenter's' Inside The NHL: Top 3 Goals 00:56

    'SportsCenter's' Inside The NHL: Top 3 Goals

    Mar 10
    Jim Basquil counts down the top goals of the week from across the NHL.
  • Video - Finesse Diving Hockey Goal 00:20

    Finesse Diving Hockey Goal

    Mar 9
    Hurricanes Alexander Semin gets tripped at the net but is able focus and still put the puck in the back of the goal.

Sports Columnists

  • The Best Guess Draft

    Apr 1
    Let me tell you something about a “mock draft” a month before the “real draft.” It’s not very accurate. It would be more accurately called a “best guess draft.” That is all it is. Don’t let any of the geniuses, including a faux genius like me, tell you …
  • Doc Rivers, Steve Kerr spar again in Los Angeles Clippers-Golden State War…

    Mar 31
    Doc Rivers and Steve Kerr's latest bit of verbal jousting came before the Clippers hosted the Warriors at Staples Center on Tuesday night.
  • ESPN Now

    Mar 31
    The nation's leading shot-blocker this season, LSU's Jordan Mickey, is going pro after his sophomore season. Insider Chad Ford: "While Mickey projects...
  • ESPN Now

    Mar 31
    LSU sophomore Jordan Mickey is jumping to the NBA after leading the nation with 3.65 blocks per game this season. His 219 career swats are second-most...