Jiri Tlusty helped the Carolina Hurricanes find a way to end their long losing streak. Tlusty scored two goals, giving him a career-high 19, and the Hurricanes ended a seven-game losing streak with a 4-2 victory over the Bruins on Saturday.
The Pittsburgh Penguins work pretty fast these days — when they are turning a deficit into a lead, and when they are wrapping up a division.Beau Bennett and Evgeni Malkin scored 13 seconds apart in the third period, and the Penguins clinched the Atlantic Division title by beating the free-falling Carolina Hurricanes 5-3 on Tuesday night.
Alex Ovechkin had two goals and an assist, and the Washington Capitals beat the Carolina Hurricanes 5-3 Tuesday night despite allowing three goals to Jiri Tlusty. Washington trailed 2-0 early before scoring five goals on its first 11 shots, won its seventh in 11 games and won for the first time since 2007 when allowing a hat trick to an opposing player, according to STATS LLC.
Max Pacioretty scored twice and Andrei Markov and Jeff Halpern also scored for Montreal, which swept the season series against Carolina and remains undefeated in 10 games against the Southeast Division this season. Jordan Staal scored and Justin Peters stopped 25 shots for Carolina, which has just one win in its past nine games.
Goaltender Justin Peters helped the Hurricanes put some pressure on Winnipeg in the Southeast Division. Peters stopped 34 shots Saturday as Carolina edged closer to the Jets with a much-needed 3-1 win. Alex Semin and Eric Staal each had a goal and an assist for the Hurricanes (16-15-2), who snapped a seven-game winless streak.
Joffrey Lupul scored the go-ahead goal with 3:10 remaining, helping the Toronto Maple Leafs hold off a Carolina comeback and beat the Hurricanes 6-3 on Thursday night.
Evander Kane had a goal and three assists to lead visiting Winnipeg to a 4-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday. The Jets earned their 10th road victory of the season and increased their division lead to six points over second-place Carolina.
Martin Brodeur scored his third career goal and made 17 saves in his first game in a month, leading the New Jersey Devils to a 4-1 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday night.
Canes lose three defensemen — Ryan Faulk, Tim Gleason and Bobby Sanguinetti — to injuries, but Sanguinetti and Gleason return during game. Faulk's status uncertain.
Mike Ribeiro scored with 2:16 remaining, and the Washington Capitals rallied from a 2-1 third-period deficit to a 3-2 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday night. Alex Ovechkin and Joey Crabb also scored for the Capitals, who snapped a three-game losing streak and moved within eight points of the Southeast Division-leading Hurricanes.
Riley Nash scored twice, Joe Corvo put one in off the goaltender's mask, and Justin Peters got his second career shutout Tuesday night as the surging Carolina Hurricanes beat the slumping Washington Capitals 4-0, taking the first leg of a key home-and-home series between the Southeast Division rivals. The teams will meet in Raleigh on Thursday.
Jiri Tlusty had two goals, and the surging Carolina Hurricanes built an early lead and carried it through to a 6-3 victory over the slumping New Jersey Devils on Saturday night. Alexander Semin and Jay Harrison scored 28 seconds apart in the first period, and Jeff Skinner and Chris Terry — in his NHL debut — added goals for the Hurricanes, who won for the fifth time in six games. Dan Ellis made 31 saves in the victory.
Jussi Jokinen scored twice and added an assist, and Riley Nash netted his first goal as part of a three-point night in the Carolina Hurricanes' 6-2 win over the Florida Panthers on Saturday. Eric Staal also had two goals for the Hurricanes, Jiri Tlutsy scored his 10th in 11 games, and Alexander Semin had three assists.
Eric Staal wasn't going to let his little brother lose on this special night. The older Staal centered a line that produced three goals in the Carolina Hurricanes' 4-1 victory over Pittsburgh on Thursday night in ex-Penguin Jordan Staal's first game against his old teammates.
As bad as the Washington Capitals have been at times, they will wake up Wednesday only four points out of first place.