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HURRICANES ANNOUNCE OPENING NIGHT FESTIVITIES

Friday, 10.7.2005 / 11:05 AM ET / 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.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
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2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 221 189 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 262 211 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 242 203 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 252 230 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 235 221 100
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10 FLA 82 38 29 15 206 223 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 236 250 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 215 234 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 181 216 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 188 226 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 211 262 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 161 274 54

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 77 23 31 -13 54
J. Faulk 82 15 34 -19 49
E. Lindholm 81 17 22 -23 39
V. Rask 80 11 22 -14 33
J. Skinner 77 18 13 -24 31
N. Gerbe 78 10 18 -14 28
R. Nash 68 8 17 -10 25
J. Staal 46 6 18 -6 24
J. Liles 57 2 20 -9 22
J. McClement 82 7 14 -7 21
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 22 24 5 .910 2.40
A. Khudobin 8 17 6 .900 2.72