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Carolina Hurricanes center Sebastian Aho (20) scores on Detroit Red Wings goaltender Jonathan Bernier (45) during the third period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, March 10, 2020, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

Hurricanes score 3 in 3rd period, beat Red Wings 5-2

Mar. 10, 2020 11:49 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Justin Williams scored a tiebreaking goal 1:38 into the final period, and Sebastian Aho added two goals later in the third to give the Carolina Hurricanes a 5-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night. Morgan Geekie and Nino Niederreiter also scored for Carolina, which extended its...

Pittsburgh Penguins' Brian Dumoulin, left, skates to the bench as Carolina Hurricanes' Jake Gardiner (51) is greeted by teammates after giving his team the lead with a goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, March 8, 2020, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Hurricanes hammer listless Penguins 6-2

Mar. 9, 2020 2:24 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Morgan Geekie didn't have time to think. On Saturday he was in the minors. By Sunday afternoon the newest Carolina Hurricanes forward found himself thrust in the middle of the playoff race. The 21-year-old rookie hardly looked overwhelmed by the moment. Neither did his team. Geekie...

Dave Ayres signs autographs on a shirt with his name and number before an NHL hockey game between the Carolina Hurricanes and the Dallas Stars in Raleigh, N.C. on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. Ayres became a sudden hero to Hurricanes fans when he came into the game as an emergency goaltender in Toronto on Saturday and the Hurricanes won the game. (AP Photo/Chris Seward)

Zamboni driver unlikely to spur NHL to change goalie rule

Mar. 2, 2020 2:03 PM EST

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — NHL general managers seem unlikely to suggest changes to the emergency backup goaltender policy, even after 42-year-old Zamboni driver David Ayres became one of the biggest stories of the season by winning a game for Carolina last month. The issue was among the discussion points...

Montreal Canadiens center Phillip Danault (24) celebrates his goal against the Carolina Hurricanes with teammates during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, in Montreal. (Peter McCabe/The Canadian Press via AP)

Petry's goal in OT leads Canadiens past Hurricanes 4-3

Feb. 29, 2020 11:44 PM EST

MONTREAL (AP) — Jeff Petry scored 52 seconds into overtime, lifting the Montreal Canadiens to a 4-3 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday night. Phillip Danault, Max Domi and Brendan Gallagher scored in regulation for the Canadiens, who snapped a two-game skid despite giving up a 3-0 lead. Tomas...

Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Anton Forsberg (31), of Sweden, eyes the puck as Colorado Avalanche's Nathan MacKinnon (29) skates with it during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C., Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)

Girard's late goal lifts Avalanche over Hurricanes 3-2

Feb. 28, 2020 10:41 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Samuel Girard scored a tie-breaking goal with 2:37 left in the third period and Tyson Jost scored twice as the Colorado Avalanche extended their winning streak to five games with a 3-2 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday night. Girard took a cross-ice pass from Gabriel Landeskog...

Dallas Stars' John Klingberg (3) and Jamie Oleksiak (2) battle Carolina Hurricanes' Ryan Dzingel (18) for the puck during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Carolina Hurricanes in Raleigh, N.C., on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Chris Seward)

Stars scored 3 goals in 1st period, beat Hurricanes 4-1

Feb. 25, 2020 10:35 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Roope Hintz had a goal and two assists and the surging Dallas Stars rode a three-goal first period to a 4-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday night. Hintz posted a season-high three points and helped Dallas improve to 7-1-1 in its last nine games. The Stars are 6-0-2 in their...

FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2019, file photo, Carolina Hurricanes' Lucas Wallmark plays against the Boston Bruins during an NHL hockey game in Boston. The Florida Panthers traded Vincent Trocheck to the Carolina Hurricanes for Erik Haula, Lucas Wallmark and prospects Chase Priskie and Eetu Luostarinen, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020.  (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

NHL trade winds blow Hurricanes' way in completing 3 deals

Feb. 24, 2020 7:43 PM EST

Hurricanes president Don Waddell resisted the urge to sign Zamboni driver David Ayres — or acquire anyone else, for that matter — to address Carolina's injury-depleted goaltending ranks before the NHL trade deadline struck Monday. Waddell, however, did manage to upgrade the rest of his roster to...

Carolina Hurricanes head coach Rod Brind'Amour watches his team play the Dallas Stars with left wing Erik Haula (56) center Ryan Dzingel (18) and right wing Nino Niederreiter (21) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Dallas, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)

Hurricanes' Reimer, Mrazek, Pesce all 'longer term' injuries

Feb. 24, 2020 7:40 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Carolina defenseman Brett Pesce and goaltenders James Reimer and Petr Mrazek are all dealing with “longer term” injuries suffered in a weekend win at Toronto, Hurricanes coach Rod Brind’Amour said Monday. Brind’Amour said it was unclear exactly how much time...

In this Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020 photo, members of the Carolina Hurricanes congratulate emergency goaltender David Ayres after they beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 6-3 in an NHL hockey game in Toronto, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Emergency goalie David Ayres headed to Carolina

Feb. 23, 2020 9:30 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — David Ayres will get another turn in the spotlight — this time in Carolina A night after Ayres stepped in as an emergency goalie in Carolina's 6-3 victory at Toronto, the Hurricanes said they are bringing the Zamboni driver to Raleigh for their game Tuesday night against the...

Toronto Maple Leafs left wing Pierre Engvall (47) scores his team's third goal of the game against Carolina Hurricanes emergency goalie David Ayres (90) during second-period NHL hockey game action in Toronto, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Zamboni driver, 42, gets win as emergency goalie for 'Canes

Feb. 23, 2020 9:53 AM EST

TORONTO (AP) — David Ayres was sitting in the stands with his wife at Scotiabank Arena when Carolina Hurricanes goalie James Reimer went down with an injury. The on-call emergency netminder in Toronto, Ayers left his seat and got half-dressed into his gear on the off-chance something might happen to...