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HURRICANES ANNOUNCE OPENING NIGHT FESTIVITIES

Friday, 10.07.2005 / 11:05 AM / News
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HURRICANES ANNOUNCE OPENING NIGHT FESTIVITIES
Parking Lots to Open at Noon; Standing Room Tickets Remain

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Oct. 6, 2005

RALEIGH, NC – Davin Olsen, Vice President and General Manager of the RBC Center, today announced the organization’s plans and festivities for Opening Night, Friday, Oct. 7. Select parking lots at the RBC Center will open at noon on Friday for fans who wish to begin tailgating earlier in the day. All RBC Center parking lots will be open by 4:30 p.m., and the RBC Center doors will open at 5:30 p.m. for the game.

A very limited quantity of standing-room-only tickets remain for the 7 p.m. start against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Fans attending the game should anticipate traffic delays and can tune to 1630 AM for RBC Center traffic reports and updates.

For Opening Night, the Hurricanes have teamed up with Curtis Media Group and Budweiser to host a pre-game party on the RBC Center’s south lawn featuring the band Mr. Potato Head at 4:45 p.m. Hurricanes Radio Network flagship station, Y-102.9 FM (WWMY), will be on hand beginning at 4 p.m., and select concessions, including beer, will be available. Mr. Potato Head will play until approximately 6:30 p.m., 30 minutes before the start of the game. The Hurricanes’ “Here to Play Here to Stay” pre-game show inside the RBC Center seating bowl will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Country recording artist Keith Anderson will perform the national anthem prior to the start of the game. Upon entering the building, all fans will receive a Hurricanes cheer card, complete with a Hurricanes team roster, courtesy of RBC Centura.

Before the drop of the puck, each Hurricanes player will be introduced and take the ice alongside a local youth hockey player who will carry a stick adorned with a hurricane-warning flag bearing that player’s number, and signed by that player. During official timeouts throughout the game, the sticks and flags bearing the players’ numbers and autographs will be given away to randomly-selected fans. The Blue Cross/Blue Shield of North Carolina Storm Squad, new in-game host “Ron the Ref” and Hurricanes mascot, Stormy, will entertain fans and help the Hurricanes’ Promotions and Fan Development Department with games and giveaways.

In conjunction with the NHL and NHL Players’ Association’s effort to raise funds for victims of Hurricane Katrina, Hurricanes players will wear jerseys bearing a special patch confirming the League’s and the players’ commitment to the people and communities impacted. Following the first period, the special jerseys will be collected for auction on NHL.com, all NHL member club websites and NHLPA.com.

In the newly-renovated ledge bar area following the game, the band Brickhouse will entertain fans wishing to stay at the RBC Center to celebrate. The Hurricanes will hold post-game celebrations in the ledge bar area for fans following all Friday and Saturday night games this season. Also, fans exiting the building after the game will receive a miniature Stanley Cup, courtesy of the NHL.

Individual game tickets for all Hurricanes games in October and November are available at the RBC Center box office, all TicketMaster outlets, at CarolinaHurricanes.com and by calling 919-834-4000.

www.CarolinaHurricanes.com

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 NYI 47 32 14 1 155 130 65
2 DET 48 28 11 9 144 123 65
3 TBL 49 30 15 4 158 131 64
4 MTL 46 30 13 3 126 108 63
5 PIT 47 27 12 8 143 120 62
6 NYR 45 27 14 4 135 110 58
7 WSH 47 24 14 9 140 124 57
8 BOS 48 25 16 7 126 121 57
9 FLA 45 20 15 10 111 127 50
10 OTT 46 19 18 9 126 128 47
11 TOR 48 22 23 3 142 150 47
12 PHI 49 20 22 7 134 149 47
13 CBJ 46 21 22 3 117 145 45
14 NJD 47 17 22 8 107 134 42
15 CAR 47 17 25 5 102 122 39
16 BUF 48 14 31 3 90 171 31

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 42 16 14 -6 30
J. Faulk 47 9 19 -13 28
E. Lindholm 47 9 11 -11 20
J. Tlusty 40 12 7 -11 19
J. Skinner 42 10 9 -7 19
R. Nash 47 7 12 -4 19
N. Gerbe 43 5 13 -3 18
V. Rask 47 6 9 -10 15
A. Sekera 45 1 14 -6 15
C. Terry 34 6 3 -3 9
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Khudobin 6 8 2 .918 2.30
C. Ward 11 17 3 .911 2.45