2014–15 Carolina Hurricanes season

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2014–15 Carolina Hurricanes
Division 8th Metropolitan
Conference 14th Eastern
2014–15 record 30–41–11
Home record 18–16–7
Road record 12–25–4
Goals for 188
Goals against 226
Team information
General Manager Ron Francis
Coach Bill Peters
Captain Eric Staal
Alternate captains Ron Hainsey (Oct-Jan)
Jay Harrison (Oct-Dec)
Andrej Sekera (Oct-Feb)
Jordan Staal
Arena PNC Arena
Average attendance 12,594 (41 games)
Team leaders
Goals Eric Staal (23)
Assists Justin Faulk (34)
Points Eric Staal (54)
Penalties in minutes Brad Malone (74)
Plus/minus (+): Andrej Nestrasil (2)
(−): Jeff Skinner (−24)
Wins Cam Ward (22)
Goals against average Cam Ward (2.40)
<2013–14 2015–16>

The 2014–15 Carolina Hurricanes season was the 43rd season for the major league ice hockey team; its 36th season in the National Hockey League since the NHL franchise was granted on June 22, 1979,[1] and 18th season since the franchise relocated from Hartford to start the 1997–98 NHL season. The Hurricanes failed to make the playoffs for the sixth consecutive year.

Off-season[edit]

On May 5, 2014, the Hurricanes announced that head coach Kirk Muller, as well as assistant coaches John MacLean and Dave Lewis, were fired.[2] The Hurricanes hired Bill Peters as their new head coach on June 19, 2014.[3]


Standings[edit]

Divisional standings[edit]

Metropolitan Division
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 p – New York Rangers 82 53 22 7 49 252 192 +60 113
2 x – Washington Capitals 82 45 26 11 40 242 203 +39 101
3 x – New York Islanders 82 47 28 7 40 252 230 +22 101
4 x – Pittsburgh Penguins 82 43 27 12 39 221 210 +11 98
5 Columbus Blue Jackets 82 42 35 5 33 236 250 −14 89
6 Philadelphia Flyers 82 33 31 18 30 215 234 −19 84
7 New Jersey Devils 82 32 36 14 27 181 216 −35 78
8 Carolina Hurricanes 82 30 41 11 25 188 226 −38 71
Source: National Hockey League
p – Clinched Presidents Trophy; x – Clinched playoff spot.

Conference standings[edit]

Top 3 (Atlantic Division)
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 y – Montreal Canadiens 82 50 22 10 43 221 189 +32 110
2 x – Tampa Bay Lightning 82 50 24 8 47 262 211 +51 108
3 x – Detroit Red Wings 82 43 25 14 39 235 221 +14 100
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot; y – Clinched division.
Top 3 (Metropolitan Division)
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 p – New York Rangers 82 53 22 7 49 252 192 +60 113
2 x – Washington Capitals 82 45 26 11 40 242 203 +39 101
3 x – New York Islanders 82 47 28 7 40 252 230 +22 101
Source: National Hockey League
p – Clinched Presidents Trophy; x – Clinched playoff spot.
Eastern Conference Wild Card
Pos Div Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 AT x – Ottawa Senators 82 43 26 13 37 238 215 +23 99
2 ME x – Pittsburgh Penguins 82 43 27 12 39 221 210 +11 98
3 AT Boston Bruins 82 41 27 14 37 213 211 +2 96
4 AT Florida Panthers 82 38 29 15 30 206 223 −17 91
5 ME Columbus Blue Jackets 82 42 35 5 33 236 250 −14 89
6 ME Philadelphia Flyers 82 33 31 18 30 215 234 −19 84
7 ME New Jersey Devils 82 32 36 14 27 181 216 −35 78
8 ME Carolina Hurricanes 82 30 41 11 25 188 226 −38 71
9 AT Toronto Maple Leafs 82 30 44 8 25 211 262 −51 68
10 AT Buffalo Sabres 82 23 51 8 15 161 274 −113 54
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot.

Schedule and results[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

Regular season[edit]

2014–15 Game Log

Legend:   Win (2 points)   Loss (0 points)   Overtime/shootout loss (1 point)

Player stats[edit]

Final[4]

Skaters
Goaltenders
Regular Season[5]
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Ward, CamCam Ward 51 50 3026 22 24 5 121 2.40 1351 0.910 1 0 0 4
Khudobin, AntonAnton Khudobin 34 32 1920 8 17 6 87 2.72 874 0.900 1 0 0 0

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining the Hurricanes. Stats reflect time with the Hurricanes only.
Denotes player was traded mid-season. Stats reflect time with the Hurricanes only.
Bold/italics denotes franchise record.

Notable achievements[edit]

Awards[edit]

Milestones[edit]

Transactions[edit]

The Hurricanes have been involved in the following transactions during the 2014–15 season.