Carolina Hurricanes Defeat New Jersey Devils 3-2 In OT To Take Their Round 2 Series, 4-1

By NHLStats Resources

May 11, 2023

The Hurricanes advanced to the Conference Finals for the fifth time in franchise history and second time in the past five years.

Jesper Fast scored his second overtime goal of the 2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs (also Game 2 of R1). He became the fourth player in franchise history with multiple overtime tallies in a single postseason joining Jordan Staal (2 in 2021),Niclas Wallin (2 in 2002) and Cory Stillman (2 in 2006).

Rod Brind’Amour has been a part of the team for all five trips either, as a head coach (2019 & 2023) or a player (2002, 2006 & 2009). 
The Hurricanes will play in the Conference Finals/Semifinals for the fifth time since relocating to Carolina in 1997-98, tied with the Ducks, Sharks, Avalanche, Stars, Red Wings and Blackhawks for the third most in that span behind the Lightning (8) and Penguins (6). 
The Hurricanes earned their 17th all-time series win (of any length); their 16 since the franchise relocated to Carolina 25 years ago rank 10th among all teams.

The Stars are the only club remaining in the postseason with more over that span (19). Carolina’s seven series wins (of any length) since 2019 are tied with Colorado for the second most in that span behind Tampa Bay (11).
The Hurricanes await the winner of the Maple Leafs-Panthers series. Carolina has met Toronto in the postseason once previously, defeating the club in six games in the 2002 Conference Finals.

The Hurricanes and Panthers have never met in the playoffs – should they face off in 2023 Conference Finals, it would mark only the fourth time that two teams in the Sunbelt have met for a spot in the Stanley Cup Final (also LAK-PHX in 2012 CF, ANA-NSH in 2017 CF & DAL-VGK in 2020 CF). 


Canucks 2023 Training Camp To Be Held In Victoria

By Canucks Communications @Canucks / Vancouver Canucks

May 11, 2023

Vancouver, B.C. – The Vancouver Canucks announced today that their 2023 Training Camp will be held in Victoria, BC over the course of five days from Thursday, September 21 through Monday, September 25. All five days of on-ice Training Camp sessions will be hosted at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre in Victoria, home of the Western Hockey League’s Victoria Royals.

“We are delighted to be heading to Victoria for Training Camp in September,” said Jim Rutherford, President, Hockey Operations. “The Vancouver Canucks have had a long history of holding Training Camp on Vancouver Island and throughout other parts of British Columbia. Taking our team outside of Vancouver to start the year allows us to connect with our loyal fans from across the province. We look forward to utilizing Victoria’s great facilities and beautiful surroundings to kick off the new season.”

“Victoria fans are passionate about their hockey,” explained Mike Strawn, VP of Sports, Media, and Entertainment at GSL Group, which owns Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. “We are thrilled to host the Canucks Training Camp at our facility and help bring this calibre of hockey to the community.”

The Canucks will hold open practices and have other free activations on site, allowing fans in Victoria to gather and celebrate the beginning of a new season.

More information about public access to Training Camp will be announced at a later date through Canucks social media channels.

This marks the third consecutive year that the club has held Training Camp outside of Vancouver and the first time it has been held in the provincial capital city since 2019. The Canucks first hosted Training Camp in Victoria in 1974, having returned several other times since.

After holding Training Camp in Alberta (Calgary and Medicine Hat) during the club’s first four years in the NHL, the Canucks have held main camp throughout various locations in British Columbia since 1974 including Victoria, Abbotsford, Whistler, Prince George, Penticton, Vernon, Kamloops, Courtenay, Powell River, Parksville, and Duncan. The team also held Training Camp overseas in Stockholm, Sweden in 2000.