Playoff Preview: New York Islanders vs. Carolina Hurricanes

The New York Islanders and the Carolina Hurricanes will do battle for the first time ever in the playoffs and it is as improbable a matchup as you can imagine. The Islanders are in the second round for the first time since 2016, when they twisted with the Tampa Bay Lightning and lost in fiveContinue reading “Playoff Preview: New York Islanders vs. Carolina Hurricanes”

Playoff Preview: Carolina Hurricanes vs. Washington Capitals

The Washington Capitals are on their way to defend their Stanley Cup title and the first stop is against the Carolina Hurricanes. The defending champs enter first in the Metropolitan Division, while the Hurricanes are locked in the first wild card spot in the Eastern Conference. This marks the first playoff berth for Carolina sinceContinue reading “Playoff Preview: Carolina Hurricanes vs. Washington Capitals”

Hurricanes: Carolina’s Going to the Playoffs

The “Bunch of Jerks” are going to the playoffs. The Carolina Hurricanes clinched their berth Thursday thanks in part to a 3-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils. This marks the first time since 2009 they’ll enter the post-season and it couldn’t have come at a better time for the franchise. “It’s exciting, everyone canContinue reading “Hurricanes: Carolina’s Going to the Playoffs”

Hurricanes: There’s a Lot Going on in Carolina These Days

The Carolina Hurricanes will return to action after the All-Star break with a Friday game against the Vegas Golden Knights. And, believe it or not, the squad from Raleigh is in the thick of it with a 24-20-6 for 54 points. That’s four behind the Pittsburgh Penguins and five ahead of the Rangers. Assessing thisContinue reading “Hurricanes: There’s a Lot Going on in Carolina These Days”

2017-2018 Season Preview: Carolina Hurricanes

The Carolina Hurricanes haven’t qualified for the post-season in eight consecutive seasons and they’d clearly like to change that in 2017-2018. They took a step toward changing the tide by signing goalie Scott Darling to a four-year contract after acquiring him in a trade with Chicago. With a clear number one netminder, the Hurricanes turnedContinue reading “2017-2018 Season Preview: Carolina Hurricanes”