Game Recaps


Canes vs. Panthers Recap 3/27

by Derek Roessler •  Mar 28, 2014  •  0 comments

If a hockey game is played is south Florida, does anyone show up? Despite the stands looking about as full as a Marlins game, the announced attendance last night was 12,379. Right, and Andre the Giant was really 7'4".  Number fudging aside, last night's game was a refreshing change from the trainwreck that was the Islanders game on Tuesday. The Canes got off to a solid start, controlled play more often than not, and got a 3-0 win against an obviously horrible team.Not scoring a goal... #ScottieUpshallProblems

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Canes vs. Islanders Recap 3/25

by Derek Roessler •  Mar 26, 2014  •  0 comments

After Monday's news about Jim Rutherford likely stepping down at the end of the season, Tuesday's game against the New York Islanders showed that changes need to be made on the ice in addition to the front office.  Last night's effort, if you want to call it that, was horrible from the opening faceoff. Questionable plays, questionable lines, and questionable strategy made yesterday's 5-4 loss to a team playing nine rookies one hell of a headscratcher. For the first time since 2012, the Canes lost to the Islanders.Don't worry about that guy in the crease.

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Canes vs. Jackets Recap 3/18

by Derek Roessler •  Mar 19, 2014  •  0 comments

We've seen this one before: Canes get outshot 47-20, outhit 46-16, and beaten in the faceoff circle 37-27. Not only that, but the Canes didn't even register a single shot on goal in the third period! Surely they lost this game by 4 goals, right? WRONG! Put your jump to conclusions mats away, because despite so many stats working against the Canes, the boys in red and white came up big in Ohio last night.Saw a lot of this last night

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Canes vs. Oilers Recap 3/16

by Derek Roessler •  Mar 17, 2014  •  0 comments

After yet another uninspiring effort, the Canes were once again on the losing side of the scoreboard yesterday, falling to the lowly Edmonton Oilers 2-1. With the team needing to win out to have even a sniff at the playoffs, it's safe to say that yesterday's loss was the nail in the coffin. I'm only disappointed that Yakupov didn't score in the process, because that would've been headline pun material. Despite my desire to never think about yesterday's game ever again, I'm contractually obligated to recap the action.That's pretty much how we all feel.

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Canes vs Sabres Recap 3/13

by Derek Roessler •  Mar 14, 2014  •  0 comments

It's always quite an event when Buffalo comes to town: a combination of some of the best vintage jerseys like Mogilny and Lafontaine can be spotted alongside some of the biggest trainwrecks in jersey history like their current 3rd jersey, or the Banana Slug; the drunken voices of adults sounding like petulant children litter the concourses; and of course, there's a noticeable uptick in police officers.  But enough about the scene outside the rink, let's get to the on-ice action which saw the Hurricanes pepper the Sabres with over 50 shots en route to a 4-2 victory.Semin joins the party to which Drew Stafford was not invited.

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Canes vs. Rangers Recap 3/11

by Derek Roessler •  Mar 12, 2014  •  0 comments

For the second time in a week, Rangers fans invaded the PNC Arena to watch one team get outplayed for a majority of the game, sending what felt like half the crowd home happy. The difference between last Friday and last night was that it was the Hurricanes who were noticeably the better team.  It had been 10 straight contests between the Canes and Rangers since the team in the sightless eye had notched a victory, including 6 straight at home. Thankfully and mercifully, that all came to an end last night.Never go full Skinnerface

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Canes Weekend in Review 3/7 & 3/8

by Derek Roessler •  Mar 10, 2014  •  0 comments

Heading into the first home game in what felt like WEEKS, the Hurricanes were 6 points out of a playoff spot. A slim chance, but with the next two games against teams ahead of them in the standings, they had a chance to gain significant ground.  Could they win them both? Could they wine one of them? Could they not be described as a "comedy of errors"? Could they make sure the player they traded away wouldn't score the game winning goal?Who wants to sex Dikembe!?More on the weekend's frustrating game and the depths of despair in Caniac nation after the jump.

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2/4/14 Recap: The Return of Mo

by Derek Roessler •  Feb 5, 2014  •  0 comments

Last night's contest between the Jets and Canes featured a lot of history and parallels. Both teams used to be in the Southeast, both teams are pressing for a playoff spot, and both teams have written paychecks to Paul Maurice.Winnipeg entered the PNC Arena having won 7 of 9, and the Canes had victories in 10 of their previous 14. Coming off of a big win against the Blues and three days rest, surely the home team would come out buzzing... right? Well, yes and no. The effort seemed to be there, but with the spirit of Mo in the building, nearly all the play was on the wall or in the neutral zone."Take all the poor angle shots you can. Or just let the shots bank in off of your massive dome."

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Canes vs. Blue Jackets Recap 1/27

by Derek Roessler •  Jan 28, 2014  •  0 comments

On the eve of Snowmageddon 2014, the Columbus Blue Jackets came to Raleigh in a battle for 3rd place in the Neopolitan Metropolitan division. Columbus had beaten the Canes the last SEVEN times they've faced each other, and just 2 weeks prior shutout the good guys on the back of a fine showing by BOBROVSKY. The table was set for a big game, the crowd was ready to make a bunch of noise, and then... the fecal matter hit the wind device.Just over 2 minutes into the game, the Jackets went up 1-0. As we all sat quietly, we began to think "ok, no big whoop, we'll get this one b...DAMNIT ALL TO HELL THEY SCORED AGAIN!?" Seventeen seconds after the first goal, a complete defensive clusterbang led to a 2-0 lead for #Lumbus.  The Canes first shot of the night came over 6 minutes in and was more of a dump by Riley Nash since, ya know, we're not typically counting wrist shots from 85 feet out as scoring opportunities. Needless to say the crowd was a wee bit unsatisfied with the effort. Nearly all the time on attack, possession, shots, good passes, blessings from the Dalai Lama, vials of gypsy tears, etc. belonged to the visiting team and it seemed there was no end in sight.The other picture of CBJ celebrating a goal featured Jack Johnson, and I'll be damned if we're showing a picture of him.

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Canes vs. Caps 1/2/14 Recap

by Derek Roessler •  Jan 3, 2014  •  0 comments

Happy New Year everyone! One game is now in the books, and YOUR Carolina Hurricanes are undefeated in 2014. Not only that, but Jeff Skinner leads the NHL in goals scored in January. Sure, it's only 2 days into the month and some teams haven't played a game, but let us have this. Last night's contest saw the return of everyone's favorite Russian goalie as well as the Hurricanes debut of one John-Michael Liles.  Without further adieu, let's jump right into the action.Welcome aboard, new guy!

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