Latest Dougie Hamilton News

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...

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...

Resilient Hurricanes push through OT-heavy series to advance

May. 28, 2021 03:40 AM EDT

The Carolina Hurricanes spent their first-round playoff series falling behind early and grinding through tough overtime games. Yet the Hurricanes showed enough resilience to push through and advance anyway, earning a second round matchup with reigning Stanley Cup champion...

Carolina rallies, eliminates Preds with 4-3 Game 6 OT win

May. 28, 2021 01:46 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes finally figured out how to beat the Nashville Predators in overtime: Score quickly. And now they’re onto the second round. Sebastian Aho scored his second goal of the game 1:06 into overtime and...

Preds beat Canes 4-3 in double OT again to tie series at 2-2

May. 23, 2021 20:17 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators are finding that neither a broken stick nor back-to-back double overtime games can stop them. Not with the biggest crowds for an NHL game this season behind them and goalie Juuse Saros in net. Luke...

NHL postseason: Who's hot as the playoffs arrive?

May. 14, 2021 01:54 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Goalie Juuse Saros is the biggest reason the Nashville Predators went from a potential NHL draft lottery team to their seventh straight playoff appearance. How long they stick around will depend on how well Saros keeps playing in net. ...

Pekka Rinne notches shutout as Preds beat Hurricanes 5-0

May. 10, 2021 23:55 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Pekka Rinne took a lap around the ice as teammates watched, tapping their sticks against the boards. The Nashville Predators surrounded their 38-year-old goalie for a group hug, and he was the last to leave the ice. If this was his final start in...

Aho, Hurricanes beat Blackhawks 5-2, Chicago eliminated

May. 03, 2021 22:39 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Sebastian Aho scored twice in the second period on the way to a hat trick, helping the Carolina Hurricanes beat Chicago 5-2 on Monday night and eliminate the Blackhawks from postseason contention. Dougie Hamilton and Martin Necas also scored for the...

Hamilton’s OT goal lifts Hurricanes past Blue Jackets

May. 01, 2021 23:03 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Dougie Hamilton scored on a breakaway with 52.1 seconds remaining in overtime to lift the Carolina Hurricanes to a 2-1 victory against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday night. Goalie Alex Nedeljkovic picked up the assist on the winning play as...