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Eastern Metropolitan Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
40-17-3 83
35-18-6 76
31-22-7 69
30-25-4 64
27-22-9 63
27-21-8 62
24-20-14 62
19-29-10 48

2023 Stats

Plus-Minus Goals Scored For or Against Total
Time On Ice Per Game
Penalty Minutes
Regular Season 22 35 -14 15:02 51

Top Michael Bunting News

  • Hurricanes' Michael Bunting: Lights lamp Monday

    Bunting scored a goal on seven shots in Monday's 6-3 win over the Blackhawks.

    Bunting opened the scoring midway through the first period. The winger has three tallies over his last six games, but he hasn't logged an assist since Jan. 25. He's bounced around the lineup at times, but Bunting is currently on the second line with time on the power play. For the season, he has 13 goals, 34 points, 98 shots on net, 47 PIM and a minus-13 rating over 54 appearances, production worthy of a look in most fantasy formats.

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  • Hurricanes' Michael Bunting: Deposits insurance tally

    Bunting scored a goal on two shots and added two hits in Friday's 5-1 win over the Coyotes.

    Bunting tallied the last goal of the game at 4:37 of the third period. It was his second goal in the last four games, giving him 12 tallies and 33 points through 52 outings overall. Bunting has moved all around the Hurricanes' lineup, amounting to a middle-six winger with power-play time. He's produced 15 power-play points, 89 shots on net, 47 PIM and a minus-14 rating, offering decent all-around production for fantasy managers.

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  • Hurricanes' Michael Bunting: Pots goal No. 10

    Bunting scored his 10th goal of the season in Sunday's 5-2 loss to the Wild.

    The 28-year-old winger used Zach Bogosian as a screen to snap a shot past Filip Gustavsson midway through the third period, tying the game at 2-2, but Minnesota dominated the rest of the way. Bunting has been productive over the last month-plus, delivering four goals and 13 points in the last 16 games while filling a top-six role and seeing consistent power-play time.

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  • Hurricanes' Michael Bunting: Tallies versus former team

    Bunting scored a power-play goal on three shots in Saturday's 3-2 win over the Maple Leafs.

    This was Bunting's first game back in Toronto since he signed with Carolina in July. The 28-year-old winger made an early impact, scoring just 2:24 into the game for his 12th power-play point of the campaign. He's been good lately with two goals and six helpers over his last eight contests. Bunting has eight goals, 25 points, 57 shots on net and 37 PIM through 36 outings overall, putting him on pace for a campaign slightly better than his 49-point effort from 2022-23.

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  • Hurricanes' Michael Bunting: Pops for three points Tuesday

    Bunting scored the game-winning goal on the power play and added two assists, one with the man advantage, in Tuesday's 6-3 win over the Golden Knights.

    The 28-year-old winger had a hand in three straight Carolina tallies as the team built a 5-1 lead, giving Bunting his first three-point performance of the season. He had a bumpy start to his first season with the Hurricanes, but over the last 15 contests Bunting has cranked out four goals and 13 points, with two of the tallies and three of the helpers coming on the power play.

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  • Hurricanes' Michael Bunting: Two helpers against Preds

    Bunting notched two assists, one on the power play, in Friday's 6-5 overtime loss to Nashville.

    It's the first multi-point performance since Nov. 28 for Bunting, who managed only one goal and three points with a minus-6 rating in eight games between those efforts. The 28-year-old winger is overall having a productive first season with Carolina, scoring six goals and 19 points in 29 contests, but he's become a power-play specialist and saw just 9:55 in ice time at even strength Friday -- the lowest mark of any Hurricane forward in the game.

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  • Hurricanes' Michael Bunting: Draws power-play assist

    Bunting provided a power-play assist and went minus-3 in Saturday's 4-3 loss to the Canucks.

    Bunting got on the scoresheet for the second game in a row. He's also gone minus-8 over his last four outings. Bunting has yet to extend a point streak to three games this season, chipping in small bursts of offense without much extended success. The veteran winger has six goals, 11 assists, 40 shots on net, 33 PIM and a minus-7 rating through 26 contests.

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  • Hurricanes' Michael Bunting: Tallies in loss

    Bunting scored a goal on four shots in Thursday's 3-2 loss to the Flames.

    Bunting was a late addition to the second line when Andrei Svechnikov (upper body) was ruled out. It's a role Bunting has filled at times this year, but his overall play has been inconsistent of late. He snapped a three-game dry spell with his goal, and he's now at six tallies, 16 points, 39 shots on net, 33 PIM and a minus-4 rating through 25 contests overall. When Svechnikov is cleared to play again, Bunting will likely return to a fourth-line assignment.

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  • Hurricanes' Michael Bunting: Two-point effort Tuesday

    Bunting scored a goal and added an assist in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Flyers.

    He opened the scoring early in the first period, banging his own rebound behind Carter Hart after a slick feed from Sebastian Aho. Bunting skated on the top line Tuesday with Andrei Svechnikov (illness) sidelined, but Bunting's been productive lately regardless of his assignment with two goals and five points over the last four games.

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  • Hurricanes' Michael Bunting: Records two-point night

    Bunting had a goal and an assist in Friday's 8-2 home loss against the Lightning.

    Bunting ended up with a plus-1 rating, one shot on goal and 16 PIM over 13:38 of ice time. The left winger had his first multi-point performance since Oct. 30 in Philadelphia. Bunting only had 15 PIM in his first 17 outings of the 2023-24 campaign. He has four goals and 12 points through 18 contests.

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  • Hurricanes' Michael Bunting: Back at practice

    Bunting (personal) was back with his teammates for Monday's practice, according to Walt Ruff of the Hurricanes' official site.

    Bunting should be good to go for Tuesday's contest against Buffalo after missing Saturday's 4-3 overtime win over the Islanders for personal reasons. He has supplied three goals, eight points and 21 shots on net in 11 games this campaign. Bunting is projected to play on the third line and work on the second power-play unit.

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  • Hurricanes' Michael Bunting: Won't play Saturday

    Bunting will miss Saturday's game against the Islanders for personal reasons.

    Bunting has three goals and eight points in 11 contests this season. His absence Saturday might lead to Jordan Martinook playing a bigger role. Brendan Lemieux is also likely to draw into the lineup after spending three straight games as a healthy scratch.

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  • Hurricanes' Michael Bunting: Two points in OT win

    Bunting tallied a goal and an assist in Monday's 3-2 win over the Flyers.

    Bunting tied the game 2-2 with a power-play goal in the second period, ripping a shot past Carter Hart off the faceoff, before adding an assist on Teuvo Teravainen's game-winner in the third period. The 28-year-old Bunting now has three goals and five assists through his first 10 games with Carolina while skating in a top-six role. Four of his points have come on the power play.

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  • Hurricanes' Michael Bunting: Scores in Saturday's loss

    Bunting scored a goal on five shots and added two PIM in Saturday's 6-4 loss to the Avalanche.

    Bunting's second-period marker briefly put the Hurricanes ahead 3-2 before the Avalanche scored the next four goals. This was Bunting's first goal since Opening Night. The 28-year-old winger has five points (three on the power play), 13 shots on net and a minus-3 rating through six appearances. He's added just two PIM and he's yet to record a hit.

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  • Hurricanes' Michael Bunting: Produces pair of assists

    Bunting recorded two assists in Tuesday's 6-3 win over the Sharks.

    Bunting set up Seth Jarvis' power-play marker in the first period and Martin Necas' insurance goal in the third. It's been a positive start to Bunting's Hurricanes career -- he's at four points (one goal, three helpers) through four contests. The pesky forward has added seven shots on net, a plus-1 rating and two PIM while seeing top-six minutes. He was on the first line alongside Teuvo Teravainen and Jarvis in this contest after Sebastian Aho (upper body) couldn't suit up.

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  • Hurricanes' Michael Bunting: Offers power-play helper

    Bunting posted a power-play assist, three shots on goal and two PIM in Sunday's 6-3 loss to the Ducks.

    Bunting set up a Martin Necas tally in the third period. Through his first three games with Carolina, Bunting has two points, seven shots on net and an even plus-minus rating. He had 49 points and 85 hits in 82 contests with the Maple Leafs last season, so he could still tap into some physicality, though his offense has been as advertised so far.

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  • Hurricanes' Michael Bunting: Scores in Canes debut

    Bunting tallied a goal on four shots in Wednesday's 5-3 win over Ottawa.

    Bunting got the Hurricanes on the board early in the second period with a power-play marker, tying the game 1-1. The 28-year-old winger made a solid first impression in Carolina -- he signed a three-year deal with the Hurricanes in the offseason after posting 23 goals and 49 points in 82 games last year with Toronto. Bunting opened the 2023-24 campaign on the first line alongside Sebastian Aho and Seth Jarvis while seeing time on the top power-play unit.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 186 lbs
Birthplace: Scarborough, ON
Age: 28
Experience: 4
Shoots: Left