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Vancouver Canucks @ Carolina Hurricanes 10/9

CNNC has a new sports correspondent… a Canadian on the ice crew at PNC Arena! She sent her report amidst the flurry of posts about the Canada Booth, so we held it until you could truly enjoy her commentary of the recent game.

The Carolina Hurricanes faced off against the Vancouver Canucks this past week in what proved to be another show of Carolina’s offensive strengths. The Canes brought their record to 3-0-1 with the 5-3 win, their best start since the Hurricanes relocated here in 1997.

Jordan Staal started the scoring out just fourty seconds into the first period with an unassisted shot down the middle, straight past the blocker of Jacob Markstrom, The Canucks answered minutes later with a long pass from Alex Edler to Sven Baertschi who outmaneuvered Curtis McElhinney with a faked backhand, tying the game at one. Brett Pesce scored his first of the season with 8:43 remaining in the period, from a similar location to Staal’s earlier goal, this time with an assist from Teuvo Teräväinen. Sebastian Aho extended his point streak to four games with the secondary assist. With 2:10 left in the first Michael Ferland caught a rebound and served it up hot to Sebastian Aho who made the one-timer goal, closing out the period 3-1.

The second was opened up fast with a beautiful goal from the slot by Bo Horvat, assisted by Baertschi. Not to be outshined by Vancouver’s promising first round draft pick, Elias Pettersson, Canes’ second overall pick, Andrei Svechnikov poked a rebound past Markstrom, his second goal this season, making him the first player born in the 2000s to score in the NHL and the first to score twice. Baertschi scored his second of the night, banking a shot in off Justin Faulk’s skate, giving the rookie, Pettersson, his sixth point. He currently leads the league in goals and points by a rookie with five goals and three assists.

Warren Foegle, another of this year’s top rookies, got the insurance goal in the third, finishing it out 5-3.

The victorious Hurricanes showcased their new postgame celebration, led by Ferland, charging the glass with a true “Storm Surge.”

Curtis McElhinney was 2-0, facing 22 shots in this game after being claimed off waivers from Toronto on October 2nd. He is currently 3-1 after this past Saturday’s game against the Colorado Avalanche.

Canucks in Raleigh on Oct. 9

The Vancouver Canucks are the first Canadian team in town this season, playing at PNC Arena on October 9 at 7pm.  If you are interested in attending the game, you can get your CNNC discounted tickets using our CNNC Canes page:  www.canesgroups.com/cnnc

This is a limited time offer, so get your tickets soon! (There is a countdown on the page.)

Seeking new sports correspondent!

CNNC is seeking a new sports correspondent! If you are a season ticket holder (and Canadian, of course) and are interested in reporting the results of the Hurricanes home games against all visiting Canadian teams (a few pics and a few words) during the 2018-19 season, please give us a shout! Use our CONTACT page to email us.

Many thanks to our retired sports correspondent for his years of great action pictures and game summaries.

 

 

CNNC Hockey Deal 2018-19!

CNNC and the Carolina Hurricanes have partnered up again this year to offer Canadians in The Triangle some discounted hockey tickets. 

 

The format has changed for this year based on a new approach to fill PNC Arena. CNNC will have discount prices for all the Canadian visiting teams plus other non Canadian games. The Hurricanes organization will only add the games into the CNNC Canes site  about two months in advance. Don’t worry! The site will eventually include the 8 games against Canadian teams listed below. As usual, you can purchase up to a total of 9 tickets directly through this site. Contact Brian Kapusta at 919-861-5452 for 10 tickets or more. 

To purchase tickets, visit www.canesgroups.com/cnnc 

 

Tue. 10/9/2018 Vancouver  7:00 PM
Wed. 11/21/2018 Toronto 7:00 PM
Tue. 12/11/2018 Toronto 7:00 PM
Fri. 1/18/2019 Ottawa 7:30 PM
Sun. 2/3/2019 Calgary 2:00 PM
Fri. 2/15/2019 Edmonton 7:30 PM
Fri. 3/8/2019 Winnipeg 7:30 PM
Sun. 3/24/2019 Montreal 7:00 PM

Game Report: Sens vs Canes (March 26)

The March 26 game was the last time a Canadian team would visit the Canes for the 2017-18 season. Our sports correspondent, who is hanging up his skates, sent along his last report.
The CNNC (and previously CanSouth) thank him for his time, contribution and enthusiasm .

Forwards Valentin Zykovers of the AHL. Foegele had a goal and an assist in his first game as the Canes beat the Senators 4-1 Monday night. Both of Foegele’s shots resulted in goals. His first career goal came with 1:08 left in the first when he skated up the end line and slipped the puck between Anderson’s glove and the post. He assisted on Zykov’s go-ahead goal with 5:22 left in the second, with the physical Russian forward poking in the rebound of Foegele’s shot to make it 2-1.

‘The best advice I got was to just shoot it on net,” Foegele said. ”So I shot it, and it just went in. It took me (until) about the third shift to realize it was just another hockey game,” Foegele said, repeatedly calling it ”a surreal moment.”

Brock McGinn and Valentin Zykov scored 98 seconds apart in the second period, Sebastien Aho scored an empty-netter with 1:59 remaining and Derek Ryan had two assists for the Canes third straight. The Canes have an outside chance to make the playoffs for the first time since 2009 moving within seven points of the Devils with six games left. It was the young guys on the Hurricanes that played the key roles in winning this crucial game against Ottawa. It was the sixth career game for both Zykov and defenseman Roland McKeown- who was on the ice for each of Carolina’s first three goals. Cam Ward made 19 saves for Carolina.

“They can come in here and instill that youth and energy and vigour, and I think they’ve shown that,” Ryan said. ”They’ve done that so far, and it’s fun to have that kind of the smiles on their faces, to see Warren score his first goal in his first game and smile on the bench, he’s excited and it kind of makes me relive those memories for myself.”

Bobby Ryan scored and Craig Anderson stopped 26 shots for the Senators, who lost their fifth straight and have been outscored 22-7 in their last four. The Hurricanes beat them twice in three nights by a combined 9-3 score.

”You can look down the lineup, we’re plugging in guys to see where they fit, and trying different players here and there,” Anderson said. ”As long as the compete level’s there, you can’t fault anybody, and that’s how it was tonight. We came out, we competed and just weren’t able to get the win.”

NHL Team Stats:
http://espndeportes.espn.com/nhl/boxscore?gameId=400962774

Game Report: Oilers vs Canes (March 20)

The CNNC sports correspondent sent lots of images of the Canes’ game against the Edmonton Oilers. Pics and summary of this game below.


The scoring began early in a wild, five-goal first period, including a few unusual tallies. Leon Draisaitl and the Edmonton Oilers just kept throwing the puck on net over and over. It was a sound strategy, considering just about every shot they took seemed to be going in.  The Oilers beat the Carolina Hurricanes 7-3 on Tuesday night. Draisaitl had a goal and three assists.

Drake Caggiula, Matt Benning and Ryan Strome scored in a span of 4:24 in the first period after Carolina jumped to a 1-0 lead, and Edmonton led the rest of the way. Pontus Aberg, Yohann Auvitu and Jesse Puljujarvi also scored as the Oilers got six goals on their first 22 shots. Cam Talbot made 30 saves for Edmonton.

”We started well and that gave us confidence,” Draisaitl said. ”We kept going after them. Kept shooting the puck, kept getting the puck back. That was our game plan.”

Brock McGinn, Sebastian Aho and Teuvo Teravainen scored for the Hurricanes, who have lost six of eight. Scott Darling allowed three goals on his first nine shots and six on 22 but was left in the game. He finished with 23 saves.

As the final buzzer sounded, the Hurricanes were booed off the ice by the sparse group of fans still in the stands.

 ”We have to come to work,” Carolina forward Jordan Staal said. ”We play in the NHL. We have this privilege to be here. We can’t lay eggs like that. We can’t just not work. It looks like that when we don’t and it’s no fun to play. It’s no fun to let each other down like that.”
 Carolina is still technically alive in the Eastern Conference playoff race, but its hopes are dwindling. The Hurricanes are nine points back with nine games to play.

Senators in town on Monday

The last Canadian team to visit the Hurricanes will be in town on Monday, March 26. The Ottawa Senators will be at PNC at 7:00pm. This is the last game of the season where you can take advantage of the CNNC hockey discount! You can purchase tickets by using Google Chrome and visiting: http://www.hurricanes.com/cnnc.

Promo code: CNNC

(Additional instructions regarding ticket purchase HERE.)