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Sports Williams scores twice, leads Hurricanes past Jets 4-1

12:30  22 january  2020
12:30  22 january  2020 Source:   msn.com

Hurricanes sign Williams to 1-year contract

  Hurricanes sign Williams to 1-year contract The Carolina Hurricanes have signed free-agent forward Justin Williams to a one-year contract, the team announced Tuesday. Williams' contract comes with a pro-rated $700,000 base salary, but he can earn an additional $1.3 million in bonuses based on individual and team play in the regular season and Stanley Cup Playoffs. Williams spent the last two seasons with the Hurricanes, but the 38-year-old spent the first half of the 2019-20 campaign mulling over his future. He captained Carolina to the Eastern Conference Final last year, registering 53 points in 82 regular-season games.

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Justin Williams scored a pair of goals in his second game back in the NHL, leading the Carolina Hurricanes to a 4 - 1 win over the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday night. Williams scored the winning goal in a shootout for a 2-1 win over the Islanders in his first game after signing a

Carolina Hurricanes ’ Jordan Martinook (48) battles with Winnipeg Jets ’ Jansen Harkins (58) for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Scoring a pair of goals, it was the old pro who led the Canes to a 4 - 1 victory at PNC Arena. Williams ’ first game had a storybook ending, Williams

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RALEIGH, N.C. — Justin Williams scored a pair of goals in his second game back in the NHL, leading the Carolina Hurricanes to a 4-1 win over the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday night.

Williams scored the winning goal in a shootout for a 2-1 win over the Islanders in his first game after signing a free-agent contract with the Hurricanes on Sunday. It was Williams' first game since helping Carolina reach the Eastern Conference final last year. He took an extended off-season and signed with the club Jan. 8.

In his second game Tuesday, the 19th-year veteran scored a power-play goal in the first period and added another goal just as a power play ended in the third period.

Report: Leafs made pitch to Justin Williams, Bruins also inquired

  Report: Leafs made pitch to Justin Williams, Bruins also inquired Justin Williams' market is starting to heat up. The Toronto Maple Leafs recently made a pitch to the free-agent forward, and the Boston Bruins have also inquired about the services of the three-time Stanley Cup champion, according to TSN's Pierre LeBrun. A return to the Carolina Hurricanes remains Williams' priority, LeBrun added. Williams' camp and the Hurricanes reportedly continue to work on a deal, but the rules pertaining to contracts for players aged 35 and over, salary bonuses, and Carolina's cap situation are complicating matters.

Round 1 | Jets vs. Blues. Antropov scored two goals in the third period to lead Toronto to a 4 - 1 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday night. He scored again with about four minutes left. Antropov took the puck behind the net, made a move on Scott Walker and tucked the puck off the

The Ottawa Senators' penalty kill had been perfect through their last eight games. It fell short against the Carolina Hurricanes . The Hurricanes scored the winning goal on a two-man advantage and added another on the power play - all in the third period -in a 4 - 1 win over the Senators on Tuesday.

Teuvo Teravainen had a goal and two assists, and Martin Necas also scored for the Hurricanes, who reached the All-Star break with two straight wins after a three-game skid. Petr Mrazek stopped 16 shots for Carolina.

Patrik Laine scored for the Jets, who have lost three in a row and five of six. Connor Hellebuyck made 25 saves for Winnipeg.

PANTHERS 4, BLACKHAWKS 3

CHICAGO (AP) — Florida got Joel Quenneville a win in his return to Chicago, using a hat trick by Frank Vatrano for the Panthers' sixth consecutive victory.

The 61-year-old Quenneville coached Chicago to three Stanley Cup championships and nine playoff appearances in 10-plus years before he was fired when the team got off to a lacklustre start last season. He was hired by Florida in April, and the former NHL defenceman was showered with love in his first game back at the United Center.

Back with Carolina, Williams has work ahead to be game-ready

  Back with Carolina, Williams has work ahead to be game-ready RALEIGH, N.C. — Justin Williams is back with the Carolina Hurricanes. The question now is how long it will take him to be ready for game action. The 38-year-old former captain said Wednesday he isn’t sure exactly when he’ll be ready to play, though he has been skating and working out in hopes of easing the transition back to the ice after he stepped away from the sport last fall. “Roddy and I, we’ll talk through it,” Williams said of head coach Rod Brind’Amour. “It’s in our hands now. I’m just going to, as I said, work my way back to where I feel comfortable and Roddy feels I’m comfortable to play.“Listen, you can’t put a time on it. Just whenever it happens, it happens.

Andrei Svechnikov and Justin Williams each scored goals, and the Hurricanes beat the reeling Buffalo Sabres 4 -2 on Saturday night. Carolina Hurricanes ' Justin Williams (14) is congratulated by Nino Niederreiter (21), of the Czech Republic Svechnikov scores twice as Canes blank Blackhawks.

Led by Justin Williams ' pair of goals, the Carolina Hurricanes defeated the Winnipeg Jets , 4 - 1 , in their final game before All-Star Weekend. Canes head into break with 4 - 1 win. by Michael Smith @MSmithCanes / CarolinaHurricanes.com. Led by Justin Williams ' pair of goals, the Carolina

Evgenii Dadonov also scored for Florida for the fourth consecutive game. Mike Hoffman had two assists, and Sergei Bobrovsky made 32 saves.

Patrick Kane, Kirby Dach and Drake Caggiula scored for Chicago (24-21-6), which had won a season-high five straight. Robin Lehner made 22 stops.

BRUINS 3, GOLDEN KNIGHTS 2

BOSTON (AP) — David Krejci scored with 7:42 left to rally Boston past Vegas.

Jake DeBrusk had a tying goal for Boston early in the third period, and Krejci also assisted on Jeremy Lauzon’s first goal of the season. Jaroslav Halak stopped 27 shots as Boston entered the All-Star break with a win following a 1-2-1 stretch.

Mark Stone scored 1:24 into the game for Vegas and Nicolas Hague added his first career goal. Nate Schmidt had two assists for the Golden Knights, who fell to 1-1-1 under new coach Peter DeBoer. Marc-Andre Fleury made 34 saves.

ISLANDERS 4, RANGERS 2

NEW YORK (AP) — Josh Bailey had a goal and two assists, Thomas Greiss stopped 40 shots, and the Islanders held on to beat the rival Rangers.

Turris scores, Saros gets first shutout of season as Predators edge Jets 1-0

  Turris scores, Saros gets first shutout of season as Predators edge Jets 1-0 WINNIPEG — John Hynes is getting some quality play from his goaltenders since taking over as head coach of the Nashville Predators last Tuesday. Hynes was behind the bench Sunday for his third game and watched as backup Juuse Saros made 28 saves for his first shutout of the season in a 1-0 victory over the Winnipeg Jets. Last Thursday, Nashville veteran netminder Pekka Rinne scored his first career goal in a 5-2 win against Chicago. “I thoughtHynes was behind the bench Sunday for his third game and watched as backup Juuse Saros made 28 saves for his first shutout of the season in a 1-0 victory over the Winnipeg Jets.

Williams scored two goals, including the eventual game-winner in the third period, and assisted on another score as Carolina rallied for a 4 -3 victory The Hurricanes took a 1 -0 lead at 5:12 of the first when a shot by Brett Pesce from the high slot hit Williams in the right side of the face and caromed

- Spencer Asuchak scored twice , leading the Prince George Cougars to a 4 - 1 victory over the Everett Silvertips on Friday night in Western Hockey League action. Cody Carlson and Martin Marincin also scored for Prince George (6-12-1), who pulled out of a tie with Everett for last place in the Western

Anders Lee, Anthony Beauvillier and Brock Nelson also scored, and Mathew Barzal had two assists to help the Islanders head into the All-Star break with their second win in eight games (2-4-2). The Islanders got their first win against the Rangers in the teams’ third meeting in nine days.

Greiss improved to 5-0-1 in eight career games against the Rangers.

Pavel Buchevich and Chris Kreider scored power-play goals 1:47 apart late in the third period for the short-handed Rangers. Alexandar Georgiev, who came in 4-1-0 in five games against the Islanders, finished with 14 saves.

FLYERS 3, PENGUINS 0

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Brian Elliott made 19 saves, Jakub Voracek and James van Riemsdyk scored, and Philadelphia beat Pittsburgh.

It was Elliott's first shutout of the season and 39th of his career.

Justin Braun added an empty-netter for the Flyers, playing their eighth game in 15 days. They enter a nine-day break having won five of seven.

Pittsburgh, one of three teams with at least 30 wins entering Tuesday, was playing its seventh game in 12 days. The Penguins had won two in a row and six of seven. It is the second time they have been shut out this season.

Both teams head into the All-Star break followed by a bye week. They'll resume action against each other Jan. 31 in Pittsburgh.

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The Associated Press

Williams' shootout goal lifts Hurricanes past Canucks, 4-3 .
RALEIGH, N.C. — Justin Williams scored the winning goal in a shootout to lift the Carolina Hurricanes over the Vancouver Canucks 4-3 on Sunday afternoon. Williams wristed a shot inside the post to the right of Thatcher Demko, giving the Hurricanes a 2-1 edge in the shootout. Carolina goalie James Reimer then used his left pad to stop Bo Horvat to clinch the win. It was Williams’ second shootout winner in four games since returning to the Hurricanes following an extended off-season. Carolina, which is 3-1 since Williams’ return, got goals in regulation from Nino Niederreiter, Sebastian Aho and Andrei Svechnikov as Reimer made 32 saves.

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