Player News - Hurricanes

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Eddie Lack will be in net against Montreal on Thursday.

Lack has been much better over his last five starts where he's posted a 3-1-1 record with a .921 save percentage and just 10 goals against.
Mar 23 - 4:30 PM

Janne Kuokkanen signed a three-year, entry-level contract with Carolina.

He'll earn $700,000 in 2017-18, $750,000 in 2018-19, and $800,000 in 2019-20 if he plays at the NHL level. He'll also receive a $227.5K in a signing bonus. Drafted 43rd overall in 2016, the 18-year-old has posted 26 goals and 62 points in 60 games with OHL London this season.
Mar 23 - 3:55 PM

Eddie Lack's recent upturn has come after meeting with sports psychologist Dr. Bradley Hack.

"He’s a mental coach," Lack said. "We talked about different scenarios and what I can do to stay in the moment and stay focused on what I have to do instead of thinking if I let the next goal in maybe I don’t get to play the next game. My whole career I’ve been kind of a thinking guy. Sometimes, I feel like there’s been too much going on in my mind during the games. I just wanted to get a few pointers to get myself back into the moment, into the present." It would have been easy for Lack to get frustrated at points this season as he dealt with on-ice struggles as well as time on the sidelines with a concussion. He seems to be finishing the season on a high note though after limiting the competition to six goals in his last four starts.
Mar 23 - 10:05 AM

Elias Lindholm reached the 40-point milestone with an assist on Tuesday.

Lindholm has recorded at least a point in eight consecutive games, which represents a career-high for him. This is also the first time in his career he's reached the 40-point mark after finishing with 39 points in each of his previous two campaigns.
Mar 22 - 9:19 AM

Jordan Staal is on a three-game point streak.

Staal reached that mark by registering an assist in the Hurricanes' 4-3 win over Florida on Tuesday. He has 15 goals and 42 points in 64 games this season. This is the third time in the span of four seasons that he's crossed the 40-point mark.
Mar 22 - 8:43 AM

Cam Ward stopped 33 of 36 shots in a 4-3 win over the Florida Panthers on Tuesday.

Despite a 3-0-3 record in his last six games, Ward has a 3.31 goals against average and .904 save percentage. He currently has a 2.72 goals against average and .904 save percentage, which would both be his lowest totals since the 2013-14 season. Ward hasn't bested a .910 save percentage since the 2011-12 season. The win improves his record to 24-20-11 on the year.
Mar 21 - 10:48 PM

Jeff Skinner scored two goals in a 4-3 win over the Florida Panthers on Tuesday.

Skinner scored the game-winning goal with just under four minutes to play when he buried a slick feed from Derek Ryan for his second goal of the game. The two goals give Skinner 28 on the year, with eight of them coming in his last eight games. His 0.75 points-per-game is just shy of his career best of 0.77 established during his rookie season.
Mar 21 - 10:40 PM

Matt Tennyson will be a healthy scratch in Tuesday's game against the Florida Panthers.

Tennyson has no goals and five assists in 37 games this season. This is his fourth straight game watching from the press box. Jay McClement and Valentin Zykov are both out because of injury.
Source: NHL.com
Mar 21 - 7:40 PM

Cam Ward will get the start in Tuesday's game against the Florida Panthers.

Ward has dropped three of his last four games in overtime. He's given up three goals or more in each of his last six outings. He has a 23-20-11 record with a 2.71 goals-against-average and a .904 save percentage.
Mar 21 - 6:22 PM

Elias Lindholm tied his career mark in points on Sunday.

Lindholm had 39 points in each of his last two seasons and hit the mark again on Sunday with a goal and an assist. He has been under the radar in most pools as he got off to his typically slow start but he has been hot of late. Most poolies fail to realize that he is just 22 and is in his fourth NHL season. Look for a big move upwards in points next season as he was drafted fifth overall in 2013. Lindholm is also on a seven game points streak and should be in your fantasy lineup.
Mar 20 - 7:17 AM

Cam Ward made 40 saves on 44 shots, but it wasn't enough for the Canes in a 4-3 loss to the Flyers.

Ward is playing well lately, but has three overtime losses in his past four games. The veteran is 23-20-11 this season with a 2.71 goals against average and .904 save percentage.
Mar 20 - 12:18 AM

Elias Lindholm notched a goal and an assist in the Hurricanes' loss to Philadelphia on Sunday.

Lindholm now has his first multi-point effort of his point streak, which reached seven games after Sunday's effort. The 22-year-old has nine goals and 39 points in 60 games.
Mar 20 - 12:13 AM

Carolina will task Cam Ward to defend their net against the Flyers on Sunday.

Through 27 career games against Philadelphia, Ward has posted an 11-11-4 record with a .902 save percentage and a 2.74 GAA.
Mar 19 - 5:40 PM

Elias Lindholm's eighth goal of the season clinched the Hurricanes 4-2 win over Nashville Saturday.

Lindholm got off to his usual horrible start this season but has been quite good of late as he is up to 37 points in 59 games, just two points shy of his career mark set in each of his last two seasons. The fourth year NHLer is just 22 and is on a six game scoring streak. One year he is going to break loose and have a 55-60 point season but it won't happen without a good start to the season.
Mar 19 - 6:11 AM

Eddie Lack faced 29 shots and blocked all but two of them as the Hurricanes beat the Predators 4-2 Saturday night.

This was a battle of the backups as the Hurricanes rested Cam Ward and the Predators gave Pekka Rinne the night off. This lifts Lack to a record of 5-5-2 and continues a positive trend in regard to save percentages. He entered the game with a season-mark of .895 and GAA of 2.79, but his last three efforts were significantly above the .900 mark with goals against well below his average. Saturday’s contest ended with a .931.
Mar 19 - 12:34 AM


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