Jan 9, 2014; Raleigh, NC, USA; Carolina Hurricanes forward Jordan Staal (11) celebrates his teammates 1st period goal against the Toronto Maple Leafs at PNC Arena. The Carolina Hurricanes defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 6-1. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

Sunday Carolina Hurricanes Report


Carolina Hurricanes News

  • Alexander Semin scored twice last night to lead the Hurricanes to a win over the Florida Panthers. Read the recap here.
  • Jim Rutherford talked about trade rumors and the second half of the season in an interview with ABC 11′s Mark Armstrong (Cardiac Cane)
  • The Canes play the Tampa Bay Lightning this afternoon at 5 p.m. A preview will be posted later this morning.
  • Corey Sznajder takes a look at the second half (Shutdown Line)
  • Andrew Luistro explains why Jim Rutherford was misplacing blame on Semin (Sunbelt Hockey Journal)

Charlotte Checkers Recap

Yesterday’s game against the Iowa Stars went much better for the Checkers as they beat the Stars, 6-1.

The Checkers scored three goals in the first period, one from Justin Shugg and two from Aaron Palsuahj before Curtis McKenzie scored the lone Stars goal.

Charlotte followed that with goals from Zach Boychuk and Philippe Cornet in the second period and one from Victor Rask in the third.

Greg Nemisz and Matthew Pistilli had two assists, while Shugg added one to his goal for two points. John Muse earned the win with 23 saves on 24 shots.

With 37 points, the Checkers are now in 11th in the Western Conference and five points out of the last playoff spot.

The Checkers now have off until Thursday when they play the Oklahoma City Barons again, who they have defeated four times this season.

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