Latest Jesperi Kotkaniemi News

Hintz records first hat trick as Stars defeat Hurricanes 4-1

Dec. 01, 2021 00:20 AM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Roope Hintz scored his first career hat trick on an empty netter in the closing minutes, and the Dallas Stars beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-1 on Tuesday night for their fifth straight win. Linemates Joe Pavelski had a goal and two assists and Jason...

Orlov scores late, Caps beat Hurricanes for 9th win in 11

Nov. 28, 2021 17:14 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Dmitry Orlov scored on a power play with 2:55 remaining, and the Washington Capitals recovered after blowing a two-goal lead to beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-2 on Sunday. Alex Ovechkin and Aliaksei Protas scored 59 seconds apart in the second...

Sebastian Aho scores twice, Hurricanes beat Flyers 6-3

Nov. 26, 2021 19:13 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Sebastian Aho scored twice, Jesperi Kotkaniemi had a goal and an assist, and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Philadelphia Flyers 6-3 on Friday. Jesper Fast, Steven Lorentz and Andrei Svechnikov also scored for the Metropolitan Division-leading...

Necas, Hurricanes get better of Kings in 5-4 victory

Nov. 20, 2021 19:56 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Martin Necas scored and Seth Jarvis had a goal for the third straight game in the Carolina Hurricanes' 5-4 win over the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday. Sebastian Aho and Derek Stepan each had a goal and an assist to help the Hurricanes to their fourth...

Raanta wins Carolina debut, Hurricanes top winless Chicago

Oct. 29, 2021 22:51 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Antti Raanta made 23 saves and was a winner in his Carolina debut as the Hurricanes scored four goals in the first period in a 6-3 victory over the winless Chicago Blackhawks on Friday night, adding to their best start in franchise history. Tony...

Hurricanes stretch win streak to 4 games, beat Columbus 5-1

Oct. 23, 2021 22:13 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Vincent Trocheck had two goals and an assist to lead Carolina to a 5-1 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday night, the Hurricanes’ fourth straight win to open the season. Jordan Staal and Sebastian Aho added power-play goals, and Jesper...

Kotkaniemi scores in Montreal return, Hurricanes win 4-1

Oct. 21, 2021 23:31 PM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — Jesperi Kotkaniemi scored his first goal for Carolina in his return to Montreal, helping the Hurricanes beat the winless Canadiens 4-1 on Thursday night. The 21-year-old Kotkaniemi left the Canadiens for the Hurricanes over the summer after signing a...

Hurricanes' Jesperi Kotkaniemi primed for Montreal return

Oct. 19, 2021 18:58 PM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — After signing a surprising offer sheet in restricted free agency with the Carolina Hurricanes in late August, Jesperi Kotkaniemi waited seven days to see if the Montreal Canadiens would match the one-year, $6.1 million deal. “That week went really...

NHL Eastern Conference race still runs through `Champa Bay'

Oct. 05, 2021 18:03 PM EDT

It’s going on 40 years since the NHL last celebrated a three-peat Stanley Cup champion as part of the New York Islanders’ run of four straight titles from 1980-83. The Lightning have won two straight, and defenseman Victor Hedman doesn’t see why Tampa Bay can’t...

Carolina Hurricanes hope changes lead to another playoff run

Sep. 28, 2021 12:47 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The past three seasons have seen the Carolina Hurricanes end a long postseason drought, become an every-year playoff team and win their first division championship in 15 years. They figured they needed changes to accomplish even more. ...