Cory Lavalette

  • joined Jan 22, 2009
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About the Author: I'm a sports fan with a background in sports writing, editing and design. I grew up in Western Massachusetts and graduated from a college in Central New York with my degree in journalism. I moved to the Triangle in early 2000. You can reach me at You can also read some of my work at, where I serve as the Hurricanes team writer.

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  • MLB St. Louis Cardinals
  • NFL Miami Dolphins
  • NHL Carolina Hurricanes
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Game Analysis: Canadiens At Hurricanes


The Carolina Hurricanes closed out 2013 in style, erasing a 3-0 deficit entering the third period and leaving PNC Arena with a 5-4 overtime win.

Game Analysis: Hurricanes At Coyotes


The Carolina Hurricanes avenged their loss earlier this season to Phoenix Saturday night, knocking off the Coyotes 3-1 to move to 14-13-7, good for 35 points and sole possession of third place in...

Game Analysis: Back To Back At Vancouver, At Edmon


The Carolina Hurricanes kicked off their West Coast swing in the far reaches of Canada, coming away with just one point on back-to-back nights in Vancouver and Edmonton.

Game Analysis: Hurricanes At Capitals


The Carolina Hurricanes stopped the bleeding Tuesday with a convincing 4-1 win at Washington. Jeff Skinner scored twice and Justin Peters earned a win in his return between the pipes for Carolina.

Game Analysis: Canucks At Hurricanes


The Carolina Hurricanes’ power play failed again, leading to a 3-2 home loss to Vancouver Sunday that dropped them to 10-12-5 on the season and sixth in the Metropolitan Division.

Game Analysis: Back To Back At Bruins, Vs. Sens


Cam Ward re-staked his claim as Carolina’s No. 1 goaltender with solid efforts on back-to-back days, leading the team to three points over the weekend. Eric Staal totaled four points and Patrick...

Game Analysis: Back-To-Back Vs. Ducks, At Blues


The Carolina Hurricanes pushed their point streak to five games with a shootout win over the Ducks Friday, but fell at St. Louis the next night for their first regulation loss in two weeks.

Game Analysis: Avalanche At Hurricanes


The Carolina Hurricanes earned their third win in four games, knocking off one of the NHL’s top teams in beating Colorado, 2-1, at PNC Arena Tuesday. Jordan Staal and Patrick Dwyer scored for the...

Game Analysis: Islanders At Hurricanes


The Carolina Hurricanes won their second consecutive game Tuesday, shutting out the New York Islanders, 1-0. Radek Dvorak had the game's lone goal, while Justin Peters earned his third career...

Game Analysis: Flyers At Hurricanes


The Carolina Hurricanes snapped their five-game skid with some heroics: first in the last minute of regulation, and then in overtime.

Game Analysis: Back To Back Vs. Lightning, At Rang


Much like last season, injuries in goal have propelled the Carolina Hurricanes into a tailspin. The Canes lost at home to the Lightning and on the road against the Rangers Friday and Saturday,...

Hurricanes Sign Manny Malhotra To Two-Way Deal


Manny Malhotra made the most of his tryout with the Charlotte Checkers, earning a one-year, two-way contract with the Hurricanes on Thursday.

Game Analysis: Penguins At Hurricanes


The Carolina Hurricanes lost their third straight game Monday, falling to the Penguins 3-1 at PNC Arena. Nathan Gerbe scored Carolina's lone goal, and Justin Peters made 25 stops in falling to 0-3...

Game Analysis: Hurricanes At Islanders


The Carolina Hurricanes got the chance to play from ahead Saturday night and came away with two points on Long Island. Jiri Tlusty — who scored twice — and Jordan Staal got their first goals of the...

Game Analysis: Hurricanes At Maple Leafs


The Carolina Hurricanes pulled off another third-period comeback, this time completing the job courtesy a fluke goal to come away with a 3-2 win Thursday in Toronto. The Canes are now 3-2-3 with...

Game Analysis: Blackhawks At Hurricanes


The Carolina Hurricanes rallied from a two-goal, third-period deficit to force overtime against the defending Stanley Cup champions, but fell short in the shootout when Chicago's Patrick Sharp...

Game Analysis: Coyotes At Hurricanes


The Carolina Hurricanes ended a three-games-in-four-nights run with a 5-3 home loss to Phoenix Sunday afternoon at PNC Arena. On top of the loss, goaltender Anton Khudobin suffered an injury in the...

Game Analysis: Kings At Hurricanes


The Kings scored a third-period shorthanded goal to finally open the scoring Friday in Carolina, but Jeff Skinner answered later in the same power play to tie the game and give the Canes a point in...

Game Analysis: Hurricanes At Capitals


The Hurricanes bounced back from their lost Tuesday at Pittsburgh, knocking off the Capitals in Washington, 3-2, to move to 2-1-1 on the season.

Game Analysis: Hurricanes At Penguins


The Hurricanes got a wake-up call Tuesday from new Metro rivals Pittsburgh, falling to the Pens 5-2 to slip to 1-1-1 on the season. Nathan Gerbe and Eric Staal scored for the Canes, but former...

Game Analysis: Flyers At Hurricanes


Radek Dvorak scored for the second time in as many games as a member of the Hurricanes as Carolina gave Anton Khudobin his first win for the team with a 2-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers.

Game Analysis: Red Wings At Hurricanes


Despite leading by two goals heading in to the third period, the Carolina Hurricanes opened the 2013-14 season on the wrong side of a 3-2 overtime loss to the Detroit Red Wings.

For Canes, Guaranteed Contracts Become A Burden


Jeremy Welsh is the latest in a string of Hurricanes players that were given guaranteed NHL money in second season of their two-year contracts that failed to live up to GM Jim Rutherford’s...

Canes trade Welsh, Dalpe to Vancouver


Jeremy Welsh and Zac Dalpe — who were once both penciled in as future mainstays among Carolina's top nine forwards — were traded away in a salary dump to Vancouver for a fourth-round pick and minor...

Hurricanes Sign D Ron Hainsey To One-Year Deal


The Carolina Hurricanes filled a void on defense Thursday by signing veteran Ron Hainsey to a one-year, $2 million deal.

Canes Dman Joni Pitkanen To Miss 2013-14 Season


The Carolina Hurricanes have announced that defenseman Joni Pitkanen will miss the 2013-14 season due to a heel injury suffered in April.

Boychuk Re-Signs With Canes On One-Year Deal


Zach Boychuk, who has been unable to carve a spot out in the Carolina lineup despite being the 14th overall pick in the 2008 draft, re-signed with the team Tuesday on a one-year, two-way deal.

Canes Sign Nathan Gerbe To Two-Way Contract


The Carolina Hurricanes added more competition to their bottom six, signing former Buffalo Sabres winger Nathan Gerbe to a one-year, two-way contract Friday.

Karmanos Tabbed For U.S. Hockey Hall Of Fame


Carolina Hurricanes owner Peter Karmanos Jr. is one of five people who will be inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame as part of the organization’s 2013 class.

Canes Focus On Power Skating In Day 2


Day Two of the Carolina Hurricanes Development Camp focused on power skating and technique led by Kim Muir, skating expert and president of Can't Skate, Can't Play.

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