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Aho, Teravainen to Represent Finland at Worlds

Finnish forwards led the Hurricanes in scoring in 2017-18

by Terrell Williams @CanesPR / Carolina Hurricanes News Release

RALEIGH, NC - The Finnish Ice Hockey Association today announced that Carolina Hurricanes forwards Sebastian Aho and Teuvo Teravainen will represent Finland at the 2018 IIHF World Championships. The tournament will be held from May 4-20 in Denmark.

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Recap: Checkers Top Penguins to Take 2-0 Series Lead

Fleury scores twice, Nedeljkovic makes 27 saves in 4-1 win

by Michael Smith @MSmithCanes / CarolinaHurricanes.com

CHARLOTTE - The Charlotte Checkers took a 2-0 lead in their first-round Calder Cup Playoff series with a 4-1 victory over the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in a pivotal Game 2.

Josiah Didier netted the game-winning goal in the third period, while Haydn Fleury chipped in with a pair of goals, as well.

Here are five takeaways from Game 2.

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Jordan Staal Named Finalist for Masterton Trophy

Winner to be named June 20 at NHL Awards in Las Vegas

by Miles Terry @CanesPR / Carolina Hurricanes News Release

RALEIGH, NC - Carolina Hurricanes center Jordan Staal has been named as one of three finalists for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy. The Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy is awarded annually by the Professional Hockey Writers' Association (PHWA) to the player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to ice hockey. The winner will be named at the 2018 NHL Awards to be held June 20 in Las Vegas.

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Recap: Checkers Complete Comeback to Win Game 1 in OT

Wallmark nets game-winner early in overtime

by Michael Smith @MSmithCanes / CarolinaHurricanes.com

CHARLOTTE - The Charlotte Checkers took Game 1 of their first-round Calder Cup Playoff series in dramatic fashion with a comeback 3-2 overtime win over the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.

Lucas Wallmark netted the game-winning goal just over three minutes into overtime, while Aleksi Saarela and Valentin Zykov scored to tie the game in the third period.

Here are five takeaways from tonight's playoff opener in Charlotte.

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Checkers Begin Quest for Calder Cup at Home

Charlotte hosts Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in first two games of first-round playoff series

by Michael Smith @MSmithCanes / CarolinaHurricanes.com

CHARLOTTE - The Charlotte Checkers ended the regular season with seven straight wins and points in 10 straight games (9-0-1). They were the hottest team in the American Hockey League.

But that was then, and this is now: when the Checkers begin their first-round Calder Cup Playoff series against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins at home on Friday night, everything resets to zero.

"We wanted to be peaking at the right time, and that's the playoff time. We had a good run coming down the stretch," Checkers head coach Mike Vellucci said. "We had a good season so far, but like I said all week, it means nothing right now. It's a new season. You play all year to get to the playoffs, and then it's a clean slate."

"You've got to leave the season behind, but when you finish well, you get some confidence going as a group and you get greedy to win," defenseman Roland McKeown said. "I want to continue that, and we all do, as well."

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Bill Peters Resigns Position as Head Coach

The team will immediately begin its search for a new head coach

by Miles Terry @CanesPR / Carolina Hurricanes News Release

RALEIGH, NC - The Carolina Hurricanes today announced that Head Coach Bill Peters has resigned his position. The team will immediately begin its search for a new head coach.  

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Prospect Playoff Roundup: April 18

Jake Bean named CHL's Player of the Week

by Nikki Stoudt @NikkiStoudt / CarolinaHurricanes.com

The Carolina Hurricanes' season may be over, but a number of Canes prospects are making noise in their own playoff runs.

Here are the highlights from the last couple days.

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Season in Review: Forwards

Aho was team's MVP, Teravainen had breakout season

by Michael Smith @MSmithCanes / CarolinaHurricanes.com

This is the second installment in a four-part Season in Review series. Part One: Canes Fall Short of Postseason | Part Two: Forwards | Part Three: Defensemen | Part Four: Goaltenders


The Carolina Hurricanes fell short of their team goal, but a number of forwards had breakout performances or took strides in solidifying themselves as viable NHL players.

Here is a breakdown of each of the 20 forwards to skate with the Hurricanes this season.

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Paul Krepelka Named VP of Hockey Operations

Massachusetts native has experience as player, agent and manager

by Terrell Williams @NHLCanes / Carolina Hurricanes News Release

RALEIGH, NC - The Carolina Hurricanes today announced that the team has named Paul Krepelka as its new Vice President of Hockey Operations. As Vice President of Hockey Operations, Krepelka's responsibilities will include player contract negotiations and other hockey operations matters.

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Tweetmail No. 185: Coaching, Hypotheticals & Charlotte

by Michael Smith @MSmithCanes / CarolinaHurricanes.com

Hello and welcome to Tweetmail, presented by our friends at Tijuana Flats! Wear your Canes gear to participating Raleigh locations on Wednesdays throughout the season and receive 50% off any entrée.

Tweetmail is 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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