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Carolina Hurricanes’ catch up

Today’s Daily Cup of Joe is a catch up of sorts with a few items that either have not made it into an article yet or are discussed in a little more depth today.   Keeping players active and engaged A couple injuries helped the process, but I think Coach Bill Peters also deserves credit for keeping players active and engaged. After a long layoff, Peters used a back-to-back set and maybe to some degree a lesser game from Haydn Fleury to get Klas Dahlbeck into the lineup. Icing the best lineup possible trumps giving everyone a turn in the NHL, but there is still benefit to getting extras into the lineup on occasion. One never knows when an injury will force them into the lineup on a more regular basis, so giving them some game ice time helps get players at least some repetitions at NHL speed and with NHL pressure. Dahlbeck logged a healthy 15:28 and jumped right into the penalty kill playing 3:19 shorthanded on a busy night for the Hurricanes’ penalty kill. In the game Dahlbeck was mostly quiet (in a good way). Phil Di Giuseppe is another player who has recently garnered NHL ice time and been productive in the process. After his recall from the AHL and a game as a healthy extra, Di Giuseppe has now seen action in three straight games. His ice time has been limited, but he has looked capable in terms of two-way play and has even made a decent number of offensive plays given that his total ice time is only 24 minutes. In addition, all of... read more

Next two legs of 2017-18 season could be critical for the Carolina Hurricanes

What a difference a couple weeks makes. Barely more than two weeks ago, the Carolina Hurricanes were mired in a four-game losing streak that had pushed the team below .500 for the first time this season. But starting with an overtime loss on November 4, the Hurricanes have collected at least a point in seven out of eight games with a 5-1-2 record. The run of strong play has the Hurricanes in a great place right now. If one creates standings based on games above .500 to adjust for games played, the Hurricanes are currently tied with the Penguins for the seventh and eighth playoff spots in the Eastern Conference with plus 3 marks. The recent trajectory is clearly positive. The current position is also positive. And the outlook going forward is positive. But Hurricanes know from painful experience that success over the course of a long 82-game season is very much a ‘What have you done for me lately?’ game that can turn on a dime and go from good to bad just like that. Based on that I break the Carolina Hurricanes’ upcoming schedule down into two stretches that I think could be critical for determining the end result for the entire season.   Leg 1 — Keep the pedal down with family This week the Hurricanes have what looks like a reasonably friendly stretch of schedule. After just completing another quick burst of three games in four days with travel before each, the Hurricanes now get two days off and then three nicely-spaced games with no travel. The opponents are decent teams, but the physical part... read more

Recap of NC State Icepack’s 5-3 win over Carolina Hockey in Backyard Brawl 2

The event To the surprise of no one who attended last season’s even, the battle between North Carolina State and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill at PNC Arena on Monday night was a tremendous night of local hockey entertainment. There were long lines outside of both east side entrances 10 minutes before the game started and fans continued to stream in and fill up additional sections as play started. Unique to the event is also college sports type atmosphere with competing pep bands and the usual school cheers. Add in youth hockey teams in their team jerseys attending the game together, and the event very much had a local hockey feel to it. Just like last year, the most notable part of the event was the atmosphere and its showcase for local hockey. And the game itself had every bit of the UNC/NC State rivalry to it with physical play and some chippy moments.   The game itself On the ice, Carolina entered the game with a 6-10 record (including two overtime losses) and figured to be the underdog. The Icepack from NC State on the other hand entered the game near the top of the ACCHL standings and marching toward an eventual playoff berth. Against that backdrop, the game started ominously for the Tar Heels. NC State tilted the ice into the offensive zone early and applied pressure. After a few minutes of playing almost completely on one side of the ice, NC State actually got on the scoreboard on a fairly harmless shot. Coming in off the rush, Hayden Dewey fired from an odd angle and... read more

NCSU vs. UNC at PNC Arena on Monday night: The NC State Icepack side

Tonight at PNC Arena, local hockey takes the center stage when Carolina Hockey and the NC State Icepack face-off. The game starts at 7pm with free parking and a (recommended) $5 donation at the door. The atmosphere was electric for this game/event last year and comes highly recommended for Monday night hockey entertainment.   This preview is the NC State side. Please also check out the Carolina Hockey side HERE.   About the interviewee Ethan Barry (Twitter=@ejoebarry) is a junior at NC State and major in communications with a concentration in media. He is the play-by-play voice of NC State hockey for PackTV which covers all home games and streams them live on YouTube and/or broadcasts them on the radio on WKNC 88.1 FM. The 2017-18 season represents Ethan’s third year covering the hockey team for PackTV first as a director for two years and now calling the games in 2017-18.   Check in on NC State Hockey heading into Monday’s match up with UNC-Chapel Hill   Canes and Coffee: How has NC State Hockey fared thus far in their 2017-18 season? Ethan Barry: The Pack comes into Monday’s game at 8-4 and 7-3 in the ACCHL. However, the way the ACCHL works, only divisional games (and games in the Stephen Russell Memorial Tournament) count towards making the ACCHL tournament. State, UNC-Chapel Hill, Duke and Charlotte are in the same division and play each other twice. The Pack went 2-1 in the Stephen Russell Tournament and have beaten both Duke and Charlotte so far this year. In a nutshell, State has won 4 of the 5 games that help... read more

NCSU vs. UNC at PNC Arena on Monday night: The Carolina Hockey side

Tonight at PNC Arena, local hockey takes the center stage when the UNC Tarheels and NC State Icepack face-off. The game starts at 7pm with free parking and a (recommended) $5 donation at the door. The atmosphere was electric for this game/event last year and comes highly recommended for Monday night hockey entertainment.   This preview is the UNC Tar Heel side. Please also check out the NC State side which is HERE.   About the interviewee Drew Blevins (Twitter=@DrewBlevins30) is the play-by-play voice for North Carolina Tar Heels hockey. He is in his first season with the Tar Heels and his fifth in the ACCHL. Blevins will call his 100th game in the ACCHL on Monday when Carolina faces N.C. State.   Check in on UNC Hockey heading into Monday’s match up with NC State   Canes and Coffee: How has UNC Hockey fared thus far in their 2017-18 season? Drew Blevins: Carolina has dropped a few heartbreakers that ultimately could have shifted the outlook on this season as a whole. The Tar Heels have a respectable five wins, but only one of those wins counts in the ACCHL points total because of the way the league determines games that count toward playoff seeding. UNC’s toughest loss came on Oct. 14 at the hands of Charlotte. Despite holding a 3-1 lead going into the third, the Heels watched Phillip Arnold tie the game with three minutes to go and Andrew Miller won it for the 49ers with 43 seconds left. Opponents have outscored Carolina 28-11 in the third period which is why Carolina has blown a trio of... read more

Monday Coffee Shop: UNC vs. NC State + Canes surging into holiday season

A theme/reminder across all articles at Canes and Coffee on Monday will be a somewhat gentle nudge to try to get as many people as possible to come out to PNC Arena on Monday night for the 7pm match up between UNC and NC State in hockey. Parking is free. A $5 donation is recommended at the door.   With that the Monday Coffee Shop will feature a little bit of UNC/NC State and also take time revel in the Hurricanes’ recent success that sees the team at 5-2-2 in November and coming off consecutive weeks at plus 2 above .500 (2-0-1 two weeks ago and 3-1 last week).   Carolina Hurricanes polls Please remember to click ‘vote’ after each individual poll response.   For Monday night's local hockey match up at PNC Arena, where are your allegiances? NCSU UNC I'm neutral. View Results  Loading ...   On the same topic of today's Daily Cup of Joe, which player would you say has most outperformed expectations heading into the season? Haydn Fleury adapting so quickly as a rookie, being steady and already seeing top 4 ice time. Brock McGinn notching 5 goals and 5 assists despite limited ice time and role. Jordan Staal scoring at a 65-point pace to go with his always stellar two-way play. Teuvo Teravainen surging to reach a point per game pace and lead the team in scoring. Cam Ward making a seamless transition to the backup role and being a difference-maker in his starts. Other (add in comments) View Results  Loading ...   With two days off before three home games spaced every other... read more

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