Inside the Eye: Jets Soar Past Canes

Story by Bob Fennel and file photo of Cam Ward by Hal Goodtree.

Cary-lina, NC –  The Carolina Hurricanes lost to the Winnipeg Jets 4-2 in their 3rd game of a 4 game Canadian road trip on Friday.  While the score wasn’t good, there were some good things that happened during the games and during the day. Read more

Inside the Eye: Penguins Slip By Canes

Story by Bob Fennel and photos by Tom Mousseau for CaryCitizen.

Cary-lina, NC – The conference leading Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Canes, 3-2, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011 in an Eastern Conference Game.

This is the seventh game for Sidney Crosby since returning from the concussion he suffered in January after a cheap shot in one game then a slam into the boards a couple of games later. He’s been on fire since his return, which is good for the NHL, while bad for the Canes.  Craig Adams, a former Cane on the Stanley Cup team returned to the RBC Center to have a great game against the Canes.  Read more

Inside the Eye: Canes Fall to Rangers

Story by Bob Fennel. File photo by Hal Goodtree.

Cary-lina, NC – The Carolina Hurricanes hosted the red (and blue) hot New York Rangers on Dec. 1, 2011 at the RBC Center.  The Rangers have a powerful offensive and a very stingy defense as they have the lowest goals against in the NHL.  The Canes lost in the first meeting, 5-1, at the Garden on Nov. 11.  Thursday night’s game ended with a similar result, 5-3 in favor of the Rangers.  Read more

Inside the Eye: Coach Muller Debuts vs. Panthers

Story by Bob Fennel. File photo by Hal Goodtree.

Cary-lina, NC – The Carolina Hurricanes hosted the division leading Florida Panthers under new coach Kirk Muller at the RBC Center Nov 29.  While they lost 3-1, really 2-1 (a late empty-netter), the team did skate better and hit more, probably to impress the new coach.  Read more

Inside the Eye: Shoot Out Loss to Habs

Story by Bob Fennel. File photo by Hal Goodtree.

Cary-lina, NC – The Carolina Hurricanes hosted the Montreal Canadiens the night before Thanksgiving and really needed this game in more ways than one.  At the end, they lost 4-3 in a shootout, which is a horrible way a professional sport should determine the outcome of a team game.  Read more

Inside the Eye: Jets Ground Canes

Story by Bob Fennel. File photo by Hal Goodtree.

Cary-lina, NC –  The Carolina Hurricanes had the Winnipeg Jets in town the day after Thanksgiving for a Southeast Division matchup.  The Canes have 4 of the next 5 games at home and need to win all as they’re against Eastern Conference teams.

The Canes have also played more games than any NHL team this season so a flat-out win is a must.  Unfortunately, that didn’t happen as they lost 3-1 in a disappointing performance. Read more

Inside the Eye: Leafs Fall to Canes

Story by Bob Fennel. File photo by Hal Goodtree.

Cary-lina, NC – The Carolina Hurricanes hosted the Toronto Maple Leafs for a Sunday afternoon game on Nov. 20, 2011 for a must-win game for the Canes after going scoreless in the last 135 minutes.

With so many Carolina-Toronto player connections, it was somewhat of a “hey, watchya been doing lately” meeting. Read more

Inside the Eye: Canes Blanked Again

Story by Bob Fennel. File photo by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – The Carolina Hurricanes had a lot on the line Friday Nov. 18th after the horrible performance in the 0-4 loss to Montreal.

The Buffalo Sabres beefed up over the summer on the blue line.  Brian Boucher had a surprise start in goal and played great.  There’s not much love between the Canes and Sabres in every aspect.

Buffalo fans are…let’s say…a special breed.  Confession: my college roommate, great guy – and very smart, except he’s a Sabres fan. I try to not hold it against him. Read more

Inside the Eye: Canes Grounded Again

Story by Bob Fennel for CaryCitizen. File photo by Hal Goodtree.

Cary-lina, NC – The Carolina Hurricanes hosted the Philadelphia Flyers on Monday in a rematch of their 5-1 shellacking in Philly back on Oct. 29, 2011. Once again, the Flyers prevailed, this time by a score of 5-3. Read more

Inside the Eye: Canes Freeze Penguins

Story by Bob Fennel. File photo by Hal Goodtree.

Cary-lina, NC – Finally! Finally Staal scored. Finally the Canes won.

After losing the past 4 games, the Canes beat The Penguins 5-3 in an exciting game Saturday Nov. 12 at the RBC Center. Read more