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Carolina Hurricanes' Petr Mrazek, left, of the Czech Republic, makes a save as teammate Trevor van Riemsdyk, right, and Columbus Blue Jackets' Eric Robinson looks for a rebound during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

Foligno scores late to push Blue Jackets past Hurricanes 3-2

Jan. 16, 2020 11:09 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Cam Atkinson scored after missing a dozen games with an injury, Nick Foligno got his first goal in 23 games and rookie goalie Elvis Merzlikins turned in another gem. All that said, the Columbus Blue Jackets probably shouldn't have won Thursday night. The Blue Jackets had trouble...

Carolina Hurricanes' Dougie Hamilton (19) and goaltender Petr Mrazek (34) eye the puck as it travels wide of the net during the first period of the team's NHL hockey game against the Arizona Coyotes in Raleigh, N.C., Friday, Jan. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)

NHL Capsules

Jan. 11, 2020 12:26 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Petr Mrazek stopped 32 shots for his third shutout of the season, and Lucas Wallmark and Martin Necas scored within 63 seconds of each other near the end of the second period to help the Carolina Hurricanes defeat the Arizona Coyotes 3-0 on Friday night. It was the second straight...

Arizona Coyotes' Carl Soderberg (34), of Sweden, loses control of the puck in front of Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Petr Mrazek (34), of the Czech Republic, during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C., Friday, Jan. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)

Hurricanes shut out Coyotes 3-0 as Mrazek makes 32 saves

Jan. 10, 2020 11:16 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Petr Mrazek made this shutout look easy. He made it sound simple, too. Mrazek stopped 32 shots and the Carolina Hurricanes scored twice in 63 seconds late in the second period to defeat the Arizona Coyotes 3-0 on Friday night. The Carolina goalie credited his teammates with doing a...

Carolina Hurricanes' Warren Foegele (13) reacts after finding the puck and getting it past Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby (70), of Switzerland, for a goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C., Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)

Foegele, Hurricanes stay hot against Capitals in 6-4 win

Dec. 28, 2019 11:05 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Warren Foegele seems to play his best against the Washington Capitals. Foegele had a career-high four points with two goals and two assists to lead the Carolina Hurricanes to a 6-4 win over the Capitals on Saturday night. He also played on the line responsible for checking Washington...

Toronto Maple Leafs right wing Mitch Marner (16) celebrates his second goal of the third period with teammate Auston Matthews (34) during NHL hockey action in Toronto, Monday, Dec. 23, 2019. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Marner scores twice in wild rally, Leafs top Canes 8-6

Dec. 23, 2019 7:18 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Maple Leafs coach Sheldon Keefe considered going away from his new-look line of Mitch Marner, Auston Matthews and Zach Hyman during some second-period struggles against the Hurricanes. He decided to stick with it, though, and it turned out to be the right call. The Marner-Matthews-Hyman line...

Carolina Hurricanes goaltender James Reimer (47) makes a glove save against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Reimer makes 36 saves, Hurricanes beat Lightning 3-2

Nov. 30, 2019 11:02 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — James Reimer didn't get his second consecutive shutout. He settled for a strong outing against high-powered Tampa Bay. Reimer made 36 saves, Sebastian Aho and Jaccob Slavin each had a goal and an assist, and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Lightning 3-2 on Saturday night. Reimer made an...

New York Rangers' Adam Fox (23) skates past Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Petr Mrazek (34) after scoring a goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Fox, Lundqvist lead Rangers to 3-2 win over Hurricanes

Nov. 27, 2019 11:05 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Rangers have put together a three-game winning streak with a different script in each contest. Adam Fox had a goal and an assist, Henrik Lundqvist stopped 41 shots, and the Rangers held on to beat the Carolina Hurricanes 3-2 Wednesday night. Mika Zibanejad scored in his return...

Carolina Hurricanes' Martin Necas (88), of the Czech Republic, celebrates his goal with Dougie Hamilton (19) during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Florida Panthers in Raleigh, N.C., Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Chris Seward)

Hurricanes stop Panthers 4-2 as defensemen power the offense

Nov. 23, 2019 10:55 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — It was another big night of offense for Carolina’s defensemen. Dougie Hamilton sparked the Hurricanes’ high-scoring defensive unit with a goal and an assist to help Carolina beat the Florida Panthers 4-2 on Saturday. The Hurricanes encourage their defensemen to contribute...