Bruins will scrimmage to stay sharp for Stanley Cup Final

Hockey 05/21/19, 16:46

The Boston Bruins think they've found a way to stay sharp for the Stanley Cup Final while waiting a total of 10 days between games.The Eastern Conference champions will hold a public intrasquad scrimmage on Thursday night, and coach Bruce Cassidy said he'll try to maintain a regular game-day schedule ...

Canes’ Martinook, de Haan have offseason surgeries

Sports 05/21/19, 10:28

Carolina Hurricanes forward Jordan Martinook and defenseman Calvin de Haan have had offseason surgeries.General manager Don Waddell said Tuesday that Martinook had a procedure on a core muscle while de Haan's surgery was on his right shoulder.Martinook is expected to recover in 4-6 weeks while de Haan will be out ...

‘Canes surge into summer with confidence after playoff run

Hockey 05/20/19, 14:08

The Carolina Hurricanes enter the offseason confident of one thing: They shouldn't have to wait another decade to return to the playoffs. They hope their nucleus will make postseason appearances an every-year thing. The Hurricanes made their first playoff berth since 2009 last much longer than most expected, advancing to the Eastern ...

Sweep gives surging Bruins a break before Stanley Cup Final

Hockey 05/17/19, 01:22

The Boston Bruins have earned a break before their biggest series in a few years.Their sweep of the Carolina Hurricanes in the Eastern Conference final has afforded them a few extra days to rest up before their third Stanley Cup Final appearance in nine years.So they can sit back, let ...

Bruins sweep Hurricanes to reach Stanley Cup Final

Sports 05/16/19, 21:55

Tuukka Rask posted his seventh career playoff shutout, and the Boston Bruins swept the Carolina Hurricanes out of the Eastern Conference final, winning 4-0 on Thursday night to reach their third Stanley Cup Final in nine years.Rask made 24 saves in his second straight series-clinching shutout. Patrice Bergeron scored two ...

Bruins beat Carolina 2-1, take 3-0 series lead

Sports 05/14/19, 22:03

Chris Wagner and Brad Marchand scored 5:07 apart in the second period, and the Boston Bruins beat the Carolina Hurricanes 2-1 on Tuesday night to take a 3-0 lead in the Eastern Conference final.Tuukka Rask stopped 35 shots for the Bruins, who have won six straight postseason games for the ...

Carolina starts McElhinney in Game 3 vs Bruins

Sports 05/14/19, 19:10

The Carolina Hurricanes are changing starting goalies, going with Curtis McElhinney for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference final against the Boston Bruins.Coach Rod Brind'Amour did not disclose his starter in the lead-up to Tuesday night's game. McElhinney led the team onto the ice for pregame warmups and was listed ...

Down 2-0, ‘Canes seek special-teams spark against Boston

Hockey 05/13/19, 16:47

It doesn't matter which team goes on a power play. The Carolina Hurricanes rarely seem to wind up with the advantage.Of all the teams that made it out of the first round of the playoffs, the Hurricanes have been the league's worst —when they're up a man or when they're ...

Sooey! Pig named Hamilton bringing Hurricanes playoff luck

Hockey 05/13/19, 01:49

The Carolina Hurricanes have been rolling at home ever since their newly acquired grunter named Hamilton started hogging the corner.Not defenseman Dougie Hamilton — Hamilton the pig.The 90-pound Juliana potbelly who catches games from behind the boards in a personalized wagon has shown plenty of chops during his three-week run ...

Fresh teams pave way for new breakout stars in NHL playoffs

Sports 05/13/19, 01:46

When Rod Brind'Amour watched pregame shows during the regular season, he didn't think much thought was put into analyzing his Carolina Hurricanes."They'd look at the stat sheet and they'll say: 'Oh, Sebastian Aho is a good player. Watch for him,'" Brind'Amour said recently.Now that the Hurricanes are in the Eastern ...

Bruins thump Hurricanes 6-2, take 2-0 lead in East finals

Sports 05/12/19, 16:58

Matt Grzelcyk scored twice — his first career multigoal game — and Tuukka Rask made 21 saves Sunday to lead the Bruins to a 6-2 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes and a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference finals. Connor Clifton had his first career NHL goal, Jake DeBrusk, David Backes ...

McAvoy’s back for Bruins, and now comes the easy part

Hockey 05/11/19, 16:24

When he's playing, Bruins defenseman Charlie McAvoy said, it's easy for him to maintain his composure and concentrate on the game in front of him.Up in the press box, that's the hard part."I'm not a very good hockey watcher," McAvoy said as he prepared to return from his one-game suspension ...

Whalers fans still rooting, 22 years after the team’s move

Sports 05/10/19, 14:08

For Mark Anderson, the opening game between the Carolina Hurricanes and the Boston Bruins was a trip down memory lane.Anderson was watching Game 1 closely at a gathering in suburban Hartford Thursday night as the Bruins rallied to beat the Hurricanes 5-2 behind four goals in the third period."Look at ...

Bruins’ score 4 goals in 3rd, beat Hurricanes 5-2 in Game 1

Sports 05/09/19, 22:06

Marcus Johansson and Patrice Bergeron scored power-play goals 28 seconds apart, and Boston scored four times in the third period to rally from a one-goal deficit and beat the Carolina Hurricanes 5-2 on Thursday night in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals.Tuukka Rask stopped 29 shots for Boston, which ...

Bruins’ McAvoy will have to wait to make East finals debut

Hockey 05/08/19, 18:59

The verdict is in on Boston Bruins defenseman Charlie McAvoy: Good player, but not much of an attorney.Speaking on the eve of Boston's Eastern Conference final opener against the Carolina Hurricanes, McAvoy said Wednesday he made his case to the NHL's player safety authorities but couldn't talk them out of ...

Canes’ van Riemsdyk out 4-6 months after shoulder surgery

Hockey 05/04/19, 14:37

Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk is expected to miss the rest of the playoffs after having shoulder surgery.General manager Don Waddell said Saturday that the 27-year-old van Riemsdyk underwent surgery on his left shoulder and is expected to miss four to six months.The Hurricanes recalled defenseman Jake Bean from ...

‘Canes get comfortable in new territory of the playoffs

Hockey 05/04/19, 01:58

The formerly last-place Carolina Hurricanes stormed back to knock out their division's best team in seven games. Then they swept the second-best team.Maybe it's time to rethink the significance of those Metropolitan Division standings.The Hurricanes advanced to another Eastern Conference final after polishing off a sweep of the New York ...

Hurricanes sweep Islanders with 5-2 victory in Game 4

Sports 05/03/19, 20:45

Teuvo Teravainen and Greg McKegg scored 66 seconds apart in the second period, and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the New York Islanders 5-2 on Friday night to sweep their second-round series.Teravainen and linemate Sebastian Aho each finished with a goal and an assist, captain Justin Williams and rookie star Andrei ...

Goalie drama: Lehner out, Greiss in for Islanders

Hockey 05/03/19, 19:39

The New York Islanders pulled starting goalie Robin Lehner in the second period of Game 4 of their second-round series with the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday night.With his team trailing the series 3-0, coach Barry Trotz played coy by declining to announce his starter in the lead-up to the game, ...

Brind’Amour leading another playoff run, this time as coach

Sports 05/02/19, 14:30

The Carolina Hurricanes haven't made the playoffs often. When they do, they stick around for a while.This is just their fourth postseason appearance since 2002, but they reached the Eastern Conference final — at least — in each of their last three appearances and are one victory against the New ...

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