Cary, NC — The Nashville Predators needed to, and did, play like their playoff chances were at stake. If they win, they’re in. Well, they did just that on Sunday night, led by Luke Kunin’s 2 goals to beat the Hurricanes 3-1.
Cary, NC — Being that Mother’s Day is fast approaching, it took the sole female at the post-game press conference to have Roddy see the bright side of taking 9 of 10 points in their last homestand.
Cary, NC — It may seem odd for the team in the overall NHL first place position to not have one player have a hat trick all year, and that could be a first.
Cary, NC — What a weekend for Hurricanes goalie Alex Nedelkovic, he gets engaged on Friday and registers his first point with the main assist on Dougie Hamilton’s goal for a 2-1 overtime win against a persistent Columbus Blue Jackets team on Saturday.
Cary, NC — The Staal brothers of Jordan and Marc, may look at this game as just another of the 60-odd games they’ve played against each other but for Andrei and Evgeny Svechnikov, they both get all jacked up when they have the opportunity to play against their brother who is also their best friend.
Cary, NC — For the first time since moving to Raleigh, the Carolina Hurricanes will be in the playoffs for the third consecutive year after stealing a point in a 4-3 overtime loss against last season’s Stanley Cup runner-up, Dallas Stars.
Cary, NC — Both the Carolina Hurricanes and Florida Panthers were tied for first place before this 2-game series.
Cary, NC — Coach Rod Brind’Amour said it best after they got a point Monday. Based on the Canes’ play through 2 periods, they probably didn’t deserve it, but he was happy with the team’s typical never say die attitude.
Cary, NC — After coach Rod Brind’Amour used the word “awful” to describe the teams’ last performance and after a day off on Tuesday, it was back to work with a hard practice on Wednesday last week to address the multitude of issues he (and the Caniacs) saw during the past two games.
Cary, NC — Coach Rod Brind’Amour said it best after Saturday’s game — the Red Wings earned those 2 points.