Wild get goal, assist from Fiala, Gaudreau, beat Canes 3-2
Kirill Kaprizov also scored and Cam Talbot made 37 saves for the Wild, who are 10-1-1 in their last 12 games. Fiala has 10 goals and eight assists in his last 14 games. Frederik Andersen stopped 24 shots for the Hurricanes, who fell to 17-5-2 in their last 24 games. Sharp goaltending kept the game scoreless through a slew of prime chances, until the 10:14 mark of the second period. Kaprizov knocked in his own rebound for his 20th goal of the season to give the Wild a 2-0 lead at 1:16 of the third period.wftv.com
Carolina Hurricanes agree to 8-year deal with Svechnikov
Hurricanes Svechnikov Hockey FILE - Carolina Hurricanes right wing Andrei Svechnikov (37) plays against the Detroit Red Wings in the third period of an NHL hockey game in Detroit, in this Sunday, March 14, 2021, file photo. The Hurricanes have agreed to terms with forward Andrei Svechnikov on an eight-year contract, which is set to keep the No. The team said Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021, the deal will pay the 21-year-old Svechnikov an average annual value of $7.75 million per season. That helps explain why the 21-year-old forward was eager to reach a long-term deal to stay with the Carolina Hurricanes. Svechnikov had 15 goals and 27 assists in 55 regular-season games for the Hurricanes last year, which saw the Hurricanes win a division championship for the first time in 15 years.wftv.com
Staal, Niederreiter lift Hurricanes past Predators 5-2
Jordan Staal scored twice and Nino Niederreiter beat Juuse Saros for the go-ahead goal early in the third period, helping the Carolina Hurricanes to a 5-2 win over the Nashville Predators in the first game of the teams' first-round playoff series.