Game Recaps


Canes vs. Flames 10/23 Recap

by Derek Roessler •  Oct 24, 2014  •  0 comments

No one needs me to tell them that the performance the Canes turned in last night was horrible, but because writing about this team brings me some sort of joy, I'm going to do just that. Just when I thought the game against Winnipeg on Tuesday was bad enough to bore me to the point where watching a Magic the Gathering tournament would be a step up, Thursday happened. Through 5 games, Carolina remained the only winless team in the league, despite having a 2-game point streak last week. (Side note: I nearly broke something tasteful when I saw that "point streak" touted by some).There was a lot of this.

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Canes vs. Jets 10/21 Recap

by Derek Roessler •  Oct 22, 2014  •  0 comments

Another Canes game is in the rearview mirror, and another day goes by with a bagel/donut/goose egg in the win column. Last night wasn't pretty to watch, and that frustration was amplified (at least for me) due to Paul Maurice standing behind the opposing bench. What started last night as hope for the first win, especially with the returns of Sekera and Skinner, quickly became exasperation as Winnipeg scored 2 goals in the first 3 minutes.Can't beat 'em at hockey? Kick 'em in the junk!

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Canes vs. Rangers 10/16 Recap

by Derek Roessler •  Oct 17, 2014  •  1 comment

As the State Fair comes to town for the annual "what's the craziest shit we can wrap bacon around and deep fry" contest, the Hurricanes once again hit the road for several contests. This season, that road trip begins in a post-Jeter New York. Despite both of them taking the morning skate, the Canes would be without Sekera and Skinner, and thanks to the injury ninja, John-Michael Liles didn't even make the trip. Who told this team to put the balm on?

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Canes vs. Sabres Recap 10/14/14

by Derek Roessler •  Oct 15, 2014  •  0 comments

For reasons I still don't fully understand, NBCSN thought a Canes-Sabres matchup was one that should be presented to a national audience. Don't get me wrong, I love the fact that the Canes got nationwide exposure, but neither team has lofty expectations this year. Why have 2 teams that most predict to be near the bottom of the league go up against each other on national TV?  As if these lineups weren't already inspiring enough confidence, the home team would be without a Staal in the lineup for the first time since Taft was in office.Tyler Myers seen here auditioning for the role of "Ogre"

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Opening Weekend In Review

by Derek Roessler •  Oct 13, 2014  •  0 comments

For as much as it's easy to think we have control over a situation, sometimes mother nature will pull rank and remind us where we stand. Perhaps the weather opening night was a perfect metaphor for what's in store this season? When we set up the tailgate around 12:30, it was sunny and warm with a delightful breeze; conditions that remained until just shy of puck drop. As things turned south inside the arena, the skies opened up and sent fans home fleeing for cover and safety from the downpour and thunder.I've said on multiple occasions that I will hope against hope (and logic) through Thanksgiving that the Hurricanes will find a way to make the playoffs this year. Even as recently as 7:04 Friday night, I was still subscribing to that thought process without any doubt. Over the course of the next few hours, that would all change, as the Hurricanes found a way to lose another opening night contest.Good to see Vince Russo getting some work as a photographer.

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Preseason Game 1 Recap: Canes vs. Blue Jackets

by Derek Roessler •  Sep 22, 2014  •  0 comments

Man, oh man, it felt great to be back at the PNC Arena for a hockey game. Just three days in to new head coach Bill Peters' first training camp, a new challenger appeared to test out the Hurricanes.  As it was preseason, the Canes lineup was a hodgepodge of current roster players, guys with legit chances to make the team, and players trying to make a good impression for next season. Columbus, on the other hand, brought a split squad (and certainly NOT Ryan Johansen) to town as they had another game in Ohio last night.A rare shot of Cam Ward with the puck in front of him.

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Canes vs. Caps Recap 4/10

by Derek Roessler •  Apr 11, 2014  •  0 comments

Last night's game was the final home game of the season, and it couldn't come soon enough. Not just for us as fans who are tired of yet another disappointing season, but apparently a lot of the players didn't want to be there either. Top to bottom, the Carolina Hurricanes turned in an effort that did nothing to inspire the smattering of fans that stayed for the full 60 minutes.Soon enough, Eric... soon enough.

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Canes vs. Stars Recap 4/3

by Derek Roessler •  Apr 4, 2014  •  0 comments

Alright, someone tell me just what the in the world is going on this week! Playing tough games against playoff teams, the Canes have outscored their opponents 8-2, and have looked damn good in the process. Not only that, but the points last night came rolling in from many an unlikely source: Liles and Terry had multi-point nights, and the first star of the game was Mr. Bobblehead himself, Justin Faulk.

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Canes vs. Penguins Recap 4/1

by Derek Roessler •  Apr 2, 2014  •  0 comments

For the first time since March 20, 2010 (that can't be right, right?) the Hurricanes went to Pittsburgh and left with a victory. With news of Semin and Tlusty being out of the lineup and Chris Terry being recalled, suffice to say many fans weren't expecting this one to be close. Well, Poisson d'Avril, bitches! It indeed wasn't a close game on the scoreboard with the Hurricanes getting a 4-1 win.Good game by the two yutes... oh, I'm sorry... YOUTHS.

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Canes vs. Blue Jackets Recap 3/29

by Derek Roessler •  Mar 30, 2014  •  0 comments

Just when I thought I'd seen every way that the 2013-14 Hurricanes could lose a game, last night brought a new one to the table. A complete inability to hold on to a lead for more than 2 minutes, and some truly boneheaded plays led to an overtime loss by the home team.This picture is simply perfect.

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