Carolina Hurricanes is the modern-day incarnation of the popular WHA club New England Whalers, who later joined the NHL as the Hartford Whalers. It was as the New England Whalers that the club once played against Dynamo Moscow, in December of 1978, and won 4:1. The history of meetings between the NHL version of the club and opposition from the Soviet Union is:
07.01.1989Hartford Whalers - CSKA – 3:6
Hartford Whalers - Krylya Sovetov - 4:3 (ОТ)
Hartford Whalers - Dynamo Moscow – 0:0
The club has played no matches against Russian teams since moving to Carolina.