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Tweetmail No. 134: Offense, Bickell & Alumni

by Michael Smith @MSmithCanes / CarolinaHurricanes.com

Hello and welcome to a weekly feature on CarolinaHurricanes.com in which I take your Twitter questions about the Carolina Hurricanes or other assorted topics and answer them in mailbag form. Hopefully the final product is insightful to some degree, and maybe we have some fun along the way.

Let's get to it.

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Recap: Hurricanes Can't Overcome Penguins

by Michael Smith @MSmithCanes / CarolinaHurricanes.com

Analysis from Raleigh

→ Though the Carolina Hurricanes played their best game in over two weeks, it still wasn't enough to slow their skid as they were unable to topple the Pittsburgh Penguins in a 3-1 loss. Jeff Skinner had the lone Canes' goal, while Sidney Crosby's league-leading tally in the second period was the difference.

"We had stretches where we were pushing and had some real good chances," Skinner said. "We've got a find a way to get one."

"The effort was good. We played hard, for the most part," head coach Bill Peters said. "I thought guys played hard."

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Canes to Host 'You Can Play Night' on Friday

Event is part of league-wide "Hockey is for Everyone" initiative

by Terrell Williams / Carolina Hurricanes News Release

RALEIGH, NC - The Carolina Hurricanes today announced the details of their You Can Play Night, to be held on Friday, as the team hosts the Ottawa Senators. All 30 NHL teams are participating in this league-wide initiative as part of the NHL's Hockey is for Everyone program.

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Canes Acquire Philip Samuelsson from Canadiens

Keegan Lowe dealt to Montreal in swap of defensemen

by Terrell Williams / Carolina Hurricanes News Release

RALEIGH, NC - Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has acquired defenseman Philip Samuelsson from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for defenseman Keegan Lowe.

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Gameday: Penguins vs. Hurricanes

by Michael Smith @MSmithCanes / CarolinaHurricanes.com

Episode III of this homestand.

This is the gameday hub, where you can find all the latest news and information related to tonight's Metropolitan Division match-up between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Carolina Hurricanes in one handy location. Make this a regular stop throughout the day, as we update it with notes, videos, photos and more as puck drop draws near.

After a scheduled day off on Monday, the Hurricanes return to the ice this morning for a 10:30 a.m. skate, and we'll be rinkside to bring you the latest.

Last updated: 6:40 p.m.

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Kids 'N Community Foundation Wins TBJ Award

Business publication recognizes organization's philanthropy

by Terrell Williams / Carolina Hurricanes News Release

RALEIGH, NC - The Triangle Business Journal has announced the winners of its 2017 Corporate Philanthropy Awards, selecting the Carolina Hurricanes Kids 'N Community Foundation as one of its winners in the "organizations" category. The winners will be honored in an event to be held on March 21 at Marbles Kids Museum.

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Recap: Hurricanes Shut Out by Maple Leafs

by Michael Smith @MSmithCanes / CarolinaHurricanes.com

Analysis from Raleigh

→ Life after the bye week has not been kind to the Carolina Hurricanes. After dropping a 2-1 overtime decision to the Colorado Avalanche on Friday, the Hurricanes were shut out 4-0 by the Toronto Maple Leafs, who currently occupy the second wild card spot in the Eastern Conference. Curtis McElhinney posted 37 saves in his first shutout with the Leafs and fifth of his career.

"It's not good enough from everyone," Jordan Staal said. "There's no real excuse tonight."

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Canes Recall Di Giuseppe from Charlotte

Ty Rattie re-claimed by St. Louis on waivers

by Terrell Williams / Carolina Hurricanes News Release

RALEIGH, NC - Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has recalled forward Phil Di Giuseppe from the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League (AHL). Forward Ty Rattie has been re-claimed by the St. Louis Blues on waivers.

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Gameday: Maple Leafs vs. Hurricanes

by Michael Smith @MSmithCanes / CarolinaHurricanes.com

Sundays are for hockey.

This is the gameday hub, where you can find all the latest news and information related to tonight's match-up between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Carolina Hurricanes in one handy location. Make this a regular stop throughout the day, as we update it with notes, videos, photos and more as puck drop draws near.

The Hurricanes will hold a 10:30 a.m. morning skate at PNC Arena, and we'll be there to bring you the latest.

Last updated: 6:25 p.m.

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Hurricanes Place Rattie on Waivers

Rattie can be assigned to Charlotte if he clears

by Michael Smith @MSmithCanes / CarolinaHurricanes.com

The Carolina Hurricanes today placed forward Ty Rattie on waivers.

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