Game-winner the least of big week for Hurricanes’ Martinook

In the space of a week, Jordan Martinook became a new father, signed a new contract and scored his 11th goal. It was already the best week of his life even before he gave the Carolina Hurricanes the lead for good against Las Vegas.
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In the space of a week, Jordan Martinook became a new father, signed a new contract and scored his 11th goal. It was already the best week of his life even before he gave the Carolina Hurricanes the lead for good against Las Vegas.
Sports columnist Luke DeCock has covered the Summer Olympics, the Final Four, the Super Bowl and the Carolina Hurricanes’ Stanley Cup. He joined The News & Observer in 2000 to cover the Hurricanes and the NHL before becoming a columnist in 2008. A native of Evanston, Ill., he graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and has won multiple national and state awards for his columns, feature writing and beat reporting and while twice being named North Carolina Sportswriter of the Year.