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STANDING-ROOM TICKETS ON SALE FOR FRIDAY'S OPENER

Thursday, 10.6.2005 / 4:59 PM ET / News
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STANDING-ROOM TICKETS ON SALE FOR FRIDAY\'S OPENER
250 tickets available for 7 p.m. home game against the Pittsburgh Penguins

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Oct. 6, 2005

RALEIGH, NC –
Bill Nowicki, Director of Ticket Operations for the RBC Center, today announced that the Hurricanes have placed 250 standing room-only tickets on sale for the team’s home opener against the Pittsburgh Penguins. The tickets, which cost $85 each, will allow fans to stand in designated areas throughout the arena to watch the game. These are the only tickets remaining for the game.

Earlier today, the team announced its plans and festivities 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. Potatohead 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. Potatohead will play until approximately 6:30 p.m., 30 minutes before the start of the game, at which time the Hurricanes’ “Here to Play Here to Stay” pre-game show inside the RBC Center seating bowl will begin.

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

Following the game, the band Brickhouse will entertain fans wishing to celebrate in the arena club restaurant. The Hurricanes will hold post-game celebrations in the club restaurant for fans following all Friday and Saturday night games this season. Also, fans exiting the building after the game Friday night will receive a miniature Stanley Cup, courtesy of the NHL.

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.

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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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 52 39 9 4 171 117 82
2 FLA 54 32 16 6 150 122 70
3 NYR 53 30 18 5 150 135 65
4 NYI 52 28 18 6 145 129 62
5 TBL 53 29 20 4 140 127 62
6 DET 53 27 18 8 133 131 62
7 BOS 53 28 19 6 153 146 62
8 PIT 52 27 18 7 138 132 61
9 NJD 55 27 21 7 122 123 61
10 MTL 55 27 24 4 147 145 58
11 CAR 54 24 21 9 130 142 57
12 OTT 54 25 23 6 153 166 56
13 PHI 52 23 20 9 122 137 55
14 BUF 54 21 27 6 124 146 48
15 CBJ 55 21 28 6 137 170 48
16 TOR 52 19 24 9 120 144 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Faulk 54 15 19 -13 34
J. Skinner 54 19 12 -3 31
V. Rask 52 12 19 0 31
J. Staal 54 12 19 8 31
K. Versteeg 53 10 21 1 31
E. Staal 54 9 21 0 30
E. Lindholm 54 8 16 -9 24
A. Nestrasil 47 7 12 0 19
J. Nordstrom 43 5 9 2 14
R. Hainsey 54 3 11 -11 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 15 11 6 .908 2.38
E. Lack 9 10 3 .901 2.74
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