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, …
Alexander Semin deserves all the accolades for his effort on today's no-look goal from his stomach, but of course it happened against the Oilers. It's fitting.
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…
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.
Carolina Hurricanes prospect Sergey Tolchinsky is, at least for the time being, playing in the Ontario Hockey League for the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds. We say "for the time being" because, well, did you see that shot?
We ordinarily try to avoid recognizing personalized jerseys, but we're making an exception just this once because poor Chantel McCabe of Fox Sports Carolinas happened to make that gesture just as that Penguins fan stood in that spot.
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…
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…
This is just poor. Max Pacioretty notched his first goal of the season in what can generously be described as a wrist shot, modified knuckle-puck, but more accurately described as a dump in.
In November, Bogosian dropped Cody Eakin with an elbow across the head. It was arguably clean. In December, Bogoian wrecked Pierre-Marc Bouchard face-first into the boards. It was very arguably dirty. Both times, Bogosian escaped suspension.
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…
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!
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.
Writes tipster David L., "this picture shows the description of the Carolina vs. St. Louis replay last night on Comcast cable. Worst part was that it was a Carolina broadcast."
Your morning roundup for April 10, the day a Virginia elementary school principal assures you the fourth-grade teacher didn't really put black and mixed-race students up for sale.
It's one thing to read that the Bruins scored three SHG in 64 seconds yesterday; it's another to actually see it. Hurricanes, that power play was bad and you should feel bad.
When asking Rex Ryan to change into a Hurricanes jersey, please provide him a changing room. The former Whalers almost provided us with a breast bonanza. [TBL]
Already last in conference, Carolina's 11-year-old National Anthem singer couldn't make last night's game after a sledding accident. Also, the news report can't decide how to spell her first name. Dark days in Raleigh. [WRAL]