Forward Jared Staal, recalled from the minor leagues on Wednesday, joined two of his older brothers Eric and Jordan in the starting lineup for the Hurricanes against the Rangers — fourth brother Marc's team.
With the point they received by reaching overtime, coupled with a loss by the Winnipeg Jets at Washington, the Islanders secured a place in the playoffs for the first time since 2007.
The line of Jiri Tlusty, Alexander Semin and Eric Staal did it all for the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday night.
Simmonds scored three goals for his first career hat trick and added an assist as the Flyers showed plenty of energy in a 5-3 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday night in a matchup between teams recently eliminated from playoff contention.
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.