The Penguins fired Todd Bylsma, the franchise’s all-time winningest coach, on Friday while hiring Jim Rutherford away from the Carolina Hurricanes to replace Ray Shero as general manager. Rutherford’s first decision was to end the three weeks of limbo for Bylsma, whose star-laden teams had fallen well short of the Stanley Cup since winning it all in 2009.
The Carolina Hurricanes haven't skated in the National Hockey League playoffs in five seasons.
Jim Rutherford stepped down as general manager of the Carolina Hurricanes on Monday, and the team promoted Hall of Fame player Ron Francis to replace him.
The Carolina Hurricanes have entered perhaps their most uncertain offseason since they moved to North Carolina. There are lingering questions nearly everywhere they look: in the front office, behind the bench and on the ice. Finding those answers will be critical as they try to snap the Eastern Conference’s longest active playoff drought. ... Coach Kirk Muller says Wednesday that Canes management has not told him if he will keep his job.
Sunday's regular-season finale felt almost like a playoff game for Carolina Hurricanes coach Kirk Muller.
It's the closest his team will get this year.
After clinching a 23rd straight postseason appearance earlier in the week, the Red Wings lost a regular-season home game to the Carolina franchise for the first time since 1989, falling 2-1 to the Hurricanes on Friday night.
Troy Brouwer scored two goals and the Washington Capitals routed the Carolina Hurricanes 5-2 on Thursday night. All three members of Washington’s third line — Joel Ward, Jason Chimera and Eric Fehr — had a goal and two assists. They helped the Capitals claim an easy win in this Metropolitan Division matchup of teams knocked out of the playoff race.
The Carolina Hurricanes once again will have plenty of free time in April and beyond. They’ve locked up a fifth straight year without making the playoffs — the longest active streak in the Eastern Conference.
Brad Richards scored two power-play goals, and the playoff-bound New York Rangers improved their chances for home-ice advantage in the first round with a 4-1 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday night.
John-Michael Liles had a goal and two assists in Carolina’s 4-1 win over the Dallas Stars on Thursday night. Liles, Eric Staal and Justin Faulk each scored during a run of three goals in a 4:36 span of the second period.
Ryan Johansen scored a power-play goal at 2:40 of overtime and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Carolina Hurricanes 3-2 on Saturday night.
Jiri Tlusty scored twice and Anton Khudobin stopped 35 shots to lead the Carolina Hurricanes to a 3-0 victory over the Florida Panthers on Thursday night.
Jonathan Toews' short-handed breakaway goal early in the third period snapped a tie, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Carolina Hurricanes 3-2 in the Windy City on Friday night.
Boston winger Milan Lucic didn't hide the thoughts many of his teammates may have had in the Bruins' locker room following a fairly easy win over Carolina. "I just hope we're not peaking right now and keep wanting more," Lucic said after the Eastern Conference-leading Bruins beat the Hurricanes 5-1 on Saturday afternoon for their eighth straight victory.
Alexander Semin and Jiri Tlusty scored in a 1:55 span in the third period to give the Carolina Hurricanes the lead in their 4-2 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday night.