The Carolina Hurricanes and Tampa Bay Lightning will meet for the first time in the Stanley Cup Playoffs when Game One kicks off Sunday.
The Carolina Hurricanes may have established themselves as a Bunch of Jerks in 2018-2019, but they also established that they’re a team to be taken seriously on the scoreboard. Carolina not only qualified for the playoffs for the first time since 2009, but they ventured all the way to the Eastern Conference Final. The matterContinue reading “2019-2020 Season Preview: Carolina Hurricanes”
The Carolina Hurricanes took to the 2018-2019 with aplomb, securing their first playoff berth since 2009 and becoming a Bunch of Jerks in the process. To say the season was transformative goes without saying, but they were still swept out of the playoffs by the Boston Bruins in the Eastern Conference Final. So, what wentContinue reading “What Went Wrong: Carolina Hurricanes”
The Boston Bruins and Carolina Hurricanes will tangle in the Eastern Conference Final, renewing a rivalry that marks the third time these teams have met in the post-season since the franchise moved away from Hartford and the fifth time overall. The last time the Hurricanes and Bruins met in the playoffs (2009), the Hurricanes tookContinue reading “Playoff Preview: Boston Bruins 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”