Trocheck, Reimer help Hurricanes blow past Panthers 4-2
Vincent Trocheck of the Carolina Hurricanes looks on during the second period of their game against the Tampa Bay Lightning at PNC Arena on February 22, 2021 in Raleigh, North Carolina. RALEIGH, N.C. – Vincent Trocheck and James Reimer continued to torment their former team by lifting the Carolina Hurricanes to their fifth straight victory with a 4-2 win over the Florida Panthers. Trocheck was traded to Carolina just over a year ago and scored for the fourth time this season against the Panthers. Nino Niederreiter, Sebastian Aho and Warren Foegele also had goals for the Hurricanes. MacKenzie Weegar and Mason Marchment scored for Florida, which had a five-game points streak snapped.
Odd became normal: sports’ masked road trip to the unknown
FILE - Cardboard cutouts rest in seats at Oracle Park as the San Francisco Giants play the San Diego Padres during the first inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, in this Wednesday, July 29, 2020, file photo. What wasn’t odd in 2020, when the coronavirus was the commissioner of all sports? And, before long, the odd became the new normal. Masked coaches patrolled the sidelines looking as if they had been lifted from the set of a cheesy cops-and-robbers movie. But with no fans in the park -- in Oakland and San Francisco -- and plenty of balls landing in the seats, AP Baseball Writer Janie McCauley had an idea.
Dzingel nets 2, Hurricanes top Panthers 6-3 for 4th straight
Dzingel's second goal extended Carolina's lead to 5-0 at 1:31 of the second. Yandle's power-play goal with 10:26 left in the third closed the Panthers to 5-2. Dadonov made it 5-3 on a power-play goal with 4:08 left. Dzingel's power-play goal with 1:46 left in the first made it 4-0. ... Reimer, acquired by the Hurricanes from the Panthers on June 30, made his first start against his former team.
Panthers trade Reimer to Hurricanes in swap of goalies
Joel Auerbach / Getty ImagesSUNRISE, Fla. - The Florida Panthers have swapped goalies by acquiring James Reimer in a trade with the Carolina Hurricanes. The 31-year-old Reimer had a 13-12-5 record and a .900 save percentage in 36 games with the Panthers last season. For Florida, the trade amounted to the team freeing up space under the salary cap in dealing Reimer and buying out Darling's contract. The Panthers do have a need at goalie with Roberto Luongo retiring after 19 seasons on Wednesday. Reimer helps address the Hurricanes' immediate need at goalie with co-starters Petr Mrzaek and Curtis McElhinney eligible to become unrestricted free agents.