Q&A: Superchunk's Mac McCaughan Talks His Beloved Carolina Hurricanes

Today on Ask an Indie Rock Dude About Sports, we’re talking to Mac McCaughan, the singer and guitarist for Chapel Hill lifers Superchunk and the king of the best hooks in rock 'n' roll since 1989. (For newbies, his tried-and-true staple “Slack Motherfucker” deserves your respect.) In addition to fronting his band, … » 4/10/15 4:30pm 4/10/15 4:30pm

Jordan Staal Breaks Leg In Exhibition Game

Exhibition games continue to be the worst, this time injuring Jordan Staal. The Carolina Hurricanes center was pursuing a pass along the boards in Tuesday night's game against the Buffalo Sabres when he was checked, and his right skate got caught on the ice. Staal's leg continued to move, causing the injury. Staal had… » 9/24/14 12:38am 9/24/14 12:38am

Johnny Boychuk Gets Boarded, And Claude Julien Can't Stop Swearing

Carolina's Patrick Dwyer gave Johnny Boychuk a little push into the boards during the Hurricanes-Bruins game, and Boychuk didn't come away unscathed. He was in visible pain after his legs folded up under him. Officials didn't call a penalty on Dwyer, which caused Bruins coach Claude Julien to swear quite a bit. » 3/15/14 4:26pm 3/15/14 4:26pm

Martin Brodeur Scores Goal Against Carolina Hurricanes (Sort Of)

This is one way to come back from an injury. Early in the first period, the Devils were called for a penalty so, as teams always do, Carolina pulled the goalie to get a man advantage until New Jersey could possess the puck. It's a pretty fail-safe strategy in that it's virtually impossible for anything bad to happen… » 3/21/13 8:06pm 3/21/13 8:06pm

Poor Dan Ellis Got Freight-Trained, Then Scored Upon

It's not supposed to work this way. Carolina goalie Dan Ellis was just minding his net and his own business, trying to wrest playing time from young Justin Peters in the wake of Cam Ward's MCL sprain. When—bam!—he gets bowled over by Ryan Callahan. Before he can collect himself, or scramble to his skates, Derek Stepan… » 3/19/13 9:37am 3/19/13 9:37am

Awful Uncalled Penalty Sets Up Game-Winning Goal Six Seconds Later

Perhaps referees can't be bothered to care when two last-place teams go at it. That's the only possible explanation for the lack of a call on Anaheim's Corey Perry for tripping up Carolina's Jussi Jokinen. It wasn't away from the puck, or in a cloud of bodies, but right out there in the open where everyone and their… » 2/09/12 10:50am 2/09/12 10:50am

If You Want To Participate In A Futile, Bizarre Contest/Giveaway, The Carolina Hurricanes Have You Covered

From Facebook: "Guess the Number: Jeff Skinner is thinking of a number between 1 and 150,000. What number is it? Closest guess by 7 p.m. to the correct number wins an All-Star Game pole banner signed by Skinner, Staal, Ward & McBain. One guess per person." Hockey! » 1/16/12 4:40pm 1/16/12 4:40pm

Ilya Kovalchuk Scored A 180-Foot Own Goal, And They Credited It To Cam Ward

When I saw the scoresheet for yesterday's Devils/Hurricanes game, I mostly ran around in circles yelling "Goalie goal!" over and over again. For fans of novelty highlights, goalie goals are up there with unassisted triple plays as one of the rarest and most valuable sporting occurrences. » 12/27/11 10:00am 12/27/11 10:00am