Jan 23, 2014; Buffalo, NY, USA; Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Andrej Sekera (4) celebrates his goal against the Buffalo Sabres with right wing Radek Dvorak (18) during the third period at First Niagara Center. Hurricanes beat the Sabres 5-3. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Thursday Carolina Hurricanes Report


Carolina Hurricanes News

  • Yesterday’s blog on what’s been going on with Jeff Skinner can be found here.
  • Corey Sznajder looks at the matchups that Jordan Staal sees and how Kirk Muller uses him (Shutdown Line)
  • Andrew Luistro explains how time is ticking for Jiri Tlusty to make an impact on the Canes’ season (Sunbelt Hockey Journal)
  • Andrej Sekera embraces his humble beginnings in Slovakia (Hurricanes’ Website)

Olympics Update

The first games of the men’s tournament at the Sochi Olympics started yesterday with four teams playing two games.

  • Erik Karlsson scored two goals to lead Team Sweden to a 4-2 lead over the Czech Republic. Unfortunate former Hurricane Tomas Kaberle had an assist.
  • With seven seconds left Simon Moser scored the game-winning 1-0 goal for Switzerland to give them a win over Latvia.

The Hurricanes will have four players playing today:

  • Andrej Sekera  faces off  Team USA for Slovakia, while Justin Faulk will be a scratch after playing on the bottom pairing in practice. They play at 7:30 a.m.
  • Alexander Semin and Team Russia will face Slovenia in their first game. Semin has been on a line with Evgeni Malkin and former teammate Alex Ovechkin in practice. They also play at 7:30.
  • Finally Tuomo Ruutu and Finland play the early game a 3 a.m. and are wrapping up the game right now.

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