Raleigh, NC — Justin Williams scored two goals in just his second game this season as he led the way for the Hurricanes to beat the Winnipeg Jets 4-1 before the All-Star and vacation breaks.
Raleigh, NC — Much to the joy of nearly 17,000 Canes fans at PNC, the team pulled out a win against the New York Islanders in a sudden-death shootout Sunday night. This win was crucial as it broke their three-game losing streak and brought them back up in the standings of the playoff wildcard spot.
Read on for the full rundown of the weekend games through the eyes of our Canes writer, Bob Fennel.
Raleigh, NC – Following the Canes OT victory over the Flyers last week, the team picked up steam for an untouched weekend of hockey. Fans painted the arena green for Saturday’s Whaler’s Night, a throwback to honor the team’s heritage as the Hartford Whalers from 1972-1997. Read on to relive the weekend’s highlights as told by our writer Bob Fennel.
The Hurricanes broke free of their new year losing streak when they defeated the Philadelphia Flyers Tuesday night in overtime.
Raleigh, NC – The Canes are off to a rough start in 2020. Though a valiant effort was brought by the Canes to make their way back from a 3 goal deficit in their January 3 game against the Capitals, their comeback came up short. Their most recent game on Sunday did not yield a better result, either.
Cary, NC – It was exactly a year ago, New Year’s Eve, when the Canes beat the Flyers 3-1 to start their surge for the playoffs. The Canes are in a better league standing than they were last year at this time, but with the Metro division so tight and competitive, they’re hoping for as close a déjà vu as possible. If beating the Montreal Canadiens with the identical score of 3-1 is any indication of good things to follow, the Canes are on that train.
Cary, NC – If you’re on a three-game losing streak, in which you’ve given up a ridiculous amount of goals with below average goaltending, facing the league’s best team in the Washington Capitals would not be among your top choice. Probably not even in your top 10 choices but they were next on the schedule and knowing coach Rod Brind’Amour, he could care less who they faced, they just needed to right the ship.
Cary, NC – The Carolina Hurricanes fell to the Florida Panthers 4-2 before nearly a sellout crowd after they just returned from their best five-game road trip in franchise history. The Canes garnered nine out of a possible 10 points on a trip through western Canada ending up in Colorado.
Morrisville, NC – The Wake Competition Center opened three of its facilities in 2019, with plans to open the ice rink in mid-2020, as a site for not only local sports development but also statewide and even national events. Read more