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Recap: Kane, Sharks Bite Canes

Hamilton, Haula score, but Kane nets hat trick in first period

by Michael Smith @MSmithCanes / CarolinaHurricanes.com

SAN JOSE - The San Jose Sharks won the special teams battle and won the game, handing the Carolina Hurricanes just their second loss of the season in a 5-2 final on Wednesday night.

Evander Kane tallied a hat trick in the first period, which included two power-play goals, while Dougie Hamilton and Erik Haula found the back of the net for the Canes.

Here are five takeaways from the Shark Tank.

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Projected Lineup: Hurricanes at Sharks

Reimer expected to start in second half of back-to-back

by Michael Smith @MSmithCanes / CarolinaHurricanes.com

SAN JOSE - The Carolina Hurricanes continue their three-game jaunt through California with a Wednesday night match-up against the San Jose Sharks.

James Reimer is expected to start in net for the Canes, who are on the second half of their third back-to-back set of the season. Petr Mrazek pitched a 31-save shutout less than 24 hours ago in the team's 2-0 win in Los Angeles.

GAME PREVIEW

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Preview: Hurricanes at Sharks

Canes head to San Jose to close out third back-to-back set of season

by Michael Smith @MSmithCanes / CarolinaHurricanes.com

SAN JOSE - The second port of call on the Carolina Hurricanes' three-game journey through California brings them to San Jose for a Wednesday night match-up against the Sharks.

The Hurricanes began the trip by grinding out a 2-0 victory in Los Angeles on Tuesday to improve to a league-leading 6-1-0.

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Recap: Mrazek, Canes Shut Out Kings

Mrazek makes 31 saves, Necas scores deciding goal

by Michael Smith @MSmithCanes / CarolinaHurricanes.com

LOS ANGELES - Backed by Petr Mrazek's 31-save shutout, the Carolina Hurricanes grinded out a 2-0 win over the Los Angeles Kings.

Martin Necas scored the game-deciding goal, while his countryman recorded his first shutout of the season and first in four career games against Los Angeles.

Here are five takeaways from Tuesday night in LA.

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Projected Lineup: Hurricanes at Kings

Staal to play in 900th career NHL game

by Michael Smith @MSmithCanes / CarolinaHurricanes.com

LOS ANGELES - The Carolina Hurricanes are going going, back back, to Cali Cali, where they begin a three-game trip through the Golden State with a Tuesday night match-up against the Los Angeles Kings.

Forwards Andrei Svechnikov and Ryan Dzingel didn't take part in the Hurricanes' morning skate, but both will be in the lineup tonight.

"There's no point in throwing guys out there in the morning skate. We want to make sure they're ready for tonight," head coach Rod Brind'Amour said. "Sitting on a plane for seven hours does that to you, I guess."

GAME PREVIEW

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Preview: Hurricanes at Kings

Three-game California road trip begins in Los Angeles

by Michael Smith @MSmithCanes / CarolinaHurricanes.com

LOS ANGELES - The Carolina Hurricanes open a three-game road swing through the state of California with a Tuesday night tilt against the Los Angeles Kings.

The Hurricanes bring a 5-1-0 record out west, which matches the team's best six-game start in franchise history.

"We always look at it as the one-day-at-a-time thing. You're only as good as your last one, and you're always looking forward to the next one," head coach Rod Brind'Amour said after practice in Raleigh on Monday. "I think 5-1 is great. I still think we haven't played the way we need to. That's the positive on that. But, it's all about winning tomorrow."

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Recap: Columbus Snaps Canes' Winning Streak

Canes fall to Blue Jackets, 3-2

by Michael Smith @MSmithCanes / CarolinaHurricanes.com

The Carolina Hurricanes saw their season-opening, five-game winning streak snapped in a 3-2 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Erik Haula and Dougie Hamilton found the back of the net again, but the Canes could not erase an early third-period deficit to extend their franchise-best start.

Here are five takeaways from Saturday night at PNC Arena.

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Projected Lineup: Blue Jackets vs. Hurricanes

Canes off to best start in franchise history

by Michael Smith @MSmithCanes / CarolinaHurricanes.com

Less than 24 hours after securing a 5-0-0 record, their best start in franchise history, the Carolina Hurricanes host the Columbus Blue Jackets in a Metropolitan Division match-up.

James Reimer, who sports a 2.42 goals-against average and a .940 save percentage in his two wins, is the likely starter in net on the second half of this back-to-back set.

GAME PREVIEW

Based on lines used in Friday's game, here is the projected lineup for the Hurricanes.

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Preview: Blue Jackets vs. Hurricanes

Canes hope to extend franchise best start

by Michael Smith @MSmithCanes / CarolinaHurricanes.com

It's official. The Carolina Hurricanes are off to their best start in franchise history, a feat accomplished with their fifth straight win, a 5-2 triumph over the New York Islanders.

The Hurricanes will now put their undefeated record on the line against another Metropolitan Division foe, the Columbus Blue Jackets.

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Recap: Canes Top Islanders for Fifth Straight Win

Carolina off to best start in franchise history (5-0-0)

by Michael Smith @MSmithCanes / CarolinaHurricanes.com

The Carolina Hurricanes are off to their best start in franchise history after earning their fifth straight victory in a 5-2 win over the New York Islanders.

Dougie Hamilton and Andrei Svechnikov each recorded a goal and an assist for the Hurricanes, who are now 5-0-0 for the first time in franchise history.

Here are five takeaways from Friday night at PNC Arena.

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