Raanta proves ready for top role in Hurricanes' playoff push
Bruins Hurricanes Hockey Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Antti Raanta (32) celebrates with teammate Jaccob Slavin (74) following their win over the Boston Bruins in Game 7 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series in Raleigh, N.C., Saturday, May 14, 2022. 1 goaltender Frederik Andersen injured, Raanta was the defensive anchor for the Hurricanes' first-round series with the Boston Bruins. Not bad for a 33-year-old veteran who had never started a playoff game before this series and had battled injuries in recent years. “When we started this season, Freddy was unbelievable straight away and I was kind of fighting my way back to the game,” Raanta said. I was able to show I can also do the job.”The Hurricanes signed Andersen and Raanta last summer.wftv.com
Bear, Aho, Raanta help Hurricanes beat Avalanche 2-0
Avalanche Hurricanes Hockey Carolina Hurricanes' Jaccob Slavin (74) and Colorado Avalanche's Mikko Rantanen (96) vie for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C., Thursday, March 10, 2022. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker) (Karl B DeBlaker)RALEIGH, N.C. — (AP) — Ethan Bear scored the game’s first goal with 5:40 left and Sebastian Aho added an empty-netter to help the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Colorado Avalanche 2-0 on Thursday night. Bear collected a loose puck along the boards near the Avalanche bench and fired a long shot that slipped through Darcy Kuemper. Antti Raanta had 36 saves for his second shutout this season for the Hurricanes, who have won eight of 10. ___Follow Aaron Beard on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/aaronbeardap___More AP NHL: https://apnews.com/hub/NHL and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsCopyright 2022 The Associated Press.wftv.com
Svechnikov scores in OT as Hurricanes rally past Penguins
Jordan Staal scored two goals for the Hurricanes, who snapped a two-game skid and won for the fourth time in 16 chances (4-10-2) when trailing after two periods. Jake Guentzel and Sidney Crosby each had a goal and an assist for the Penguins, who fell to 23-1-2 when leading through two periods. Staal was left alone in the slot to fire in the rebound at 4:20 of the second. The Penguins were limited to five shots in the third period despite going on a power play with 2:09 remaining. SURGING STAALStaal, a decade removed from his time with the Penguins, has been on a scoring binge the past couple of weeks.wftv.com
Lightning eliminate Hurricanes, advance to Cup semifinals
Lightning Hurricanes Hockey Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Jaccob Slavin (74) and Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Alex Killorn (17) chase the puck during the first period in Game 5 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup second-round playoff series in Raleigh, N.C., Tuesday, June 8, 2021. Vasilevskiy finished with 29 saves and stumped the homesteading Hurricanes for the third time in as many series games at PNC Arena. Then, after a wild Game 4 in Florida that saw each team score four second-period goals, Vasilevskiy turned away all shots to help the reigning Stanley Cup champions advance. Hurricanes forward Warren Foegele remained sidelined with a shoulder injury suffered in a Game 3 hit. STORM WARNINGCarolina Panthers coach Matt Rhule sounded the storm-warning siren for the Hurricanes to take the ice for the third period.wftv.com
Vasilevskiy, Tampa Bay top Carolina 2-1 for 2-0 series lead
Lightning Hurricanes Hockey Carolina Hurricanes' Jaccob Slavin (74) checks Tampa Bay Lightning's Alex Killorn (17) off the puck during the second period of Game 2 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup second-round playoff series in Raleigh, N.C., Tuesday, June 1, 2021. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker) (Karl B DeBlaker)RALEIGH, N.C. — (AP) — Alex Killorn and Anthony Cirelli scored while Andrei Vasilevskiy was strong in net once again, helping the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Carolina Hurricanes 2-1 on Tuesday night for a 2-0 lead in their second-round playoff series. Killorn got the Lightning on the board 7:09 into the second period when he whipped a straightaway shot past Alex Nedeljkovic. The Lightning didn't generate much offense otherwise. Tampa Bay was without defenseman David Savard for a second straight game due to an upper-body injury.wftv.com
Kucherov's return could jolt Lightning-Hurricanes series
And they got it all covered off.”When the best-of-seven series opens Sunday, both the Hurricanes and the Lightning will be coming off a six-game first-round series. He was sharp right away with three goals and eight assists in the Florida series. “It took a few games for me to adjust to the speed and physically adjust to the game,” Kucherov said. The Hurricanes won the other, beating Washington in Game 7 of a 2019 first-round series on Brock McGinn's double-overtime winner. ___AP Sports Writer Fred Goodall in Tampa, Florida, and AP Hockey Writer Stephen Whyno in Washington contributed to this report.wftv.com
Aho, Nedeljkovic lift Hurricanes past Predators, 3-0
It's a good thing the Carolina Hurricanes' penalty kill did, too. That's why they are up 2-0 in their first-round playoff series on the Nashville Predators. Nedeljkovic finished with 32 saves to lead a perfect showing for Carolina's kill, helping the Hurricanes beat the Predators 3-0 on Wednesday night. “We obviously know the power play has got to be better. As for Saros, he had to make some big stops even when Nashville was on the power play.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.
Necas lifts returning Hurricanes past Lightning 1-0 in OT
Carolina Hurricanes' Martin Necas (88) shoots the puck past Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) for an overtime goal in an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C., Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)RALEIGH, N.C. – Rod Brind’Amour got the tough and determined performance he wanted from his Carolina Hurricanes as they returned from a pause due to COVID-19 concerns. Martin Necas beat Andrei Vasilevskiy at 1:12 of overtime and Petr Mrazek had 32 saves to help the Hurricanes beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 1-0 on Thursday night after having four straight games postponed. “That was a goaltending duel tonight,” Tampa Bay forward Brayden Point said. Tampa Bay goaltender Curtis McElhinney remained the only Lightning player on Thursday's list.
The Latest: Colgate-Army men's basketball games postponed
(AP Photo/Doug McSchooler)The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Colgate men’s basketball games this weekend at Army have been postponed due to a positive COVID-19 test result within Army’s Tier 1 personnel. ___The Tennessee Tech men’s basketball team has its first schedule change of the season because of COVID-19 issues. ___Michigan State is planning to resume competing later this week after postponing three straight games due to a COVID-19 outbreak within the men’s basketball program. Staal said he was “the first guy to test positive” and said he was “as surprised as anyone else – really in shock” after finding out. He said he was trying to be safe and follow health protocols before testing positive.
Canes' season paused, while Caps play on without 4 regulars
For Peter Laviolette, his Washington Capitals will keep playing for the next week without four prominent players who broke the rules. There's no indication the Capitals are being shut down, though they will have to play the next four games without captain Alex Ovechkin, No. The NHL defers to local authorities, and the minimum four games for the Capitals players relates to the District of Columbia's quarantine regulations. The Hurricanes have so far had three games postponed because of their outbreak and won't play for at least a week. I think that’s really what we’re going to find out.”___AP Sports Writers Aaron Beard and Stephen Hawkins contributed.
Ovechkin on COVID list, Caps fined $100K; Canes games off
Five players from the Carolina Hurricanes also are on the list and that team’s games were called off by the league through “at least” Saturday. The postponements were announced Wednesday, a day before the Hurricanes were set to host the Florida Panthers in their home opener. This is the first instance this season of Capitals players appearing on the NHL’s COVID-19 list, which could include those who test positive, have a potential exposure or face quarantine requirements. The league didn’t specify which team prompted that night’s postponement, although four Hurricanes players — Warren Foegele, Jordan Martinook, Jaccob Slavin and Teuvo Teravainen — were added to the daily COVID-19 list later Tuesday afternoon. Their past five games have been postponed during a stretch in which six Wizards players tested positive for the illness caused by the coronavirus and three others were sidelined after contact tracing determined they might have been exposed.