Latest Carolina Hurricanes News

Spotlight on Hurricanes, Avalanche with free agency looming

Jul. 25, 2021 01:32 AM EDT

Hours after signing Norris Trophy finalist defenseman Cale Makar to a long-term contract, Joe Sakic still is not sure the Colorado Avalanche will be able to bring back captain Gabriel Landeskog and starting goaltender Philipp Grubauer. “I don’t know,” Colorado's...

NHL roster freeze lifts, flat cap prompts money-saving moves

Jul. 22, 2021 17:22 PM EDT

Carolina traded its playoff starting goaltender to Detroit to avoid arbitration. Philadelphia sent a high draft pick to Arizona to take on a pricey defenseman. The New York Rangers gave a back-to-back Stanley Cup winner a contract reigning champion Tampa Bay never could have afforded. ...

Tom Dundon now sole owner of Carolina Hurricanes

Jun. 30, 2021 22:24 PM EDT

Tom Dundon is now sole owner of the Carolina Hurricanes after buying out the remaining shares of the NHL club held by Peter Karmanos and others. The league’s board of governors unanimously approved the transaction Wednesday. “We are fortunate to...

Hurricanes' Jaccob Slavin wins Lady Byng Memorial trophy

Jun. 19, 2021 20:28 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Jaccob Slavin won the Lady Byng Memorial trophy for sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct Saturday, becoming the fourth blue-liner to win the award. The 27-year-old from Denver received 73 of 100 first-place votes submitted...

Lightning benefit from exploiting cap loophole with Kucherov

Jun. 15, 2021 23:25 PM EDT

Nikita Kucherov would have much rather gutted out the season with his Tampa Bay Lightning teammates than sit out all 56 games while recovering from hip surgery. "Missing a whole year, you ask any player, you don’t want to be that guy," Kucherov said. ...

Disappointment lingers for Hurricanes after 2nd-round exit

Jun. 10, 2021 16:38 PM EDT

The Carolina Hurricanes have raised expectations after three straight playoff appearances. That’s why a five-game ouster in the second round is a blow for a team that has talked openly about winning the Stanley Cup, leading to questions about the next steps to get...

Road-ice advantage? Fans are back, visitors quieting them

Jun. 10, 2021 16:09 PM EDT

Fans gave the Carolina Hurricanes a standing ovation after their team bowed out of the second round of the playoffs in five games to the Tampa Bay Lightning. The crowd of 16,000-plus did not get much to cheer about on the ice before the final horn sounded because the...

Lightning eliminate Hurricanes, advance to Cup semifinals

Jun. 08, 2021 22:19 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Andrei Vasilevskiy was at his best again with the Tampa Bay Lightning in position to close out a playoff series. Throw in a couple of timely goals from Brayden Point and Ross Colton, and the reigning Stanley Cup champions are a step closer to...

Resilient Lightning showing they can win in variety of ways

Jun. 07, 2021 16:14 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning prioritized defense over scoring on the way to winning their second Stanley Cup title last season. The reigning champions still feel that’s the recipe for success in the playoffs, however that doesn’t mean one of the...

Kucherov, Stamkos shine, lift Lightning over Hurricanes 6-4

Jun. 05, 2021 23:20 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Just when it seemed the game might be slipping away, Nikita Kucherov asserted himself for the Tampa Bay Lightning. Two goals and an assist later Saturday, the resilient, defending Stanley Cup champions had a 6-4 victory and a 3-1 lead in their...