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Canes Reel In Big Fish at NHL Trade Deadline, Dominate Flames Sunday

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If you want to win the Stanley Cup, sometimes you have to make sacrifices.

NHL teams constantly try to prove they’re contenders with a flurry of trade deadline moves. We’ve seen Patrick Kane move from the Chicago Blackhawks to the New York Rangers, Jeff Carter head from the Columbus Blue Jackets to the Los Angeles Kings, plus a wild deadline this season.

The Carolina Hurricanes were arguably this deadline’s winners in a busy season, acquiring superstar Jake Guentzel from the Pittsburgh Penguins and 2-time All-Star Evgeny Kuznetsov from the Washington Capitals. These are the types of offensive moves fans have longed for, giving Carolina (39-19-6) a pair of top-tier wingers to pair alongside its young, already star-studded core.

Guentzel is arguably one of the NHL’s best players, producing 20 goals and assists apiece in each of the past seven seasons. Kuznetsov was Washington’s most important player in its 2018 Stanley Cup championship run, leading all postseason skaters with 32 points (12 goals 20 assists).

The Canes have consistently been one of the NHL’s most consistent regular-season teams in recent years, only for their offense to disappear late in the postseason. Guentzel and Kusnetsov are both proven playoff producers, so the hope is they can get Carolina.

Canes down Devils and Flames over the weekend

Carolina played a back-to-back over the weekend, traveling to New Jersey on March 9 and hosting Calgary on March 10.

The Canes never trailed on Saturday, with Martin Nečas scoring two goals in the 4-2 win. Teuvo Teravainen scored his 20th goal, as he is now one of five Carolina skaters with 20.

On Sunday, the Canes set a season-high with seven goals in a 7-2 victory over the Flames. Seven different players scored a goal for Carolina: Jordan Martinook (11), Sebastian Aho (25), Jalen Chatfield (6), Andrei Svechnikov (16), Brent Burns (10), Seth Jarvis (20) and Teuvo Teravainen (21).

The Canes only trail the New York Rangers (42-18-4) for first-place in the Metropolitan Division. Both teams face off tomorrow in Raleigh at 7 p.m.






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