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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 x - MTL 77 47 22 8 203 174 102
2 x - NYR 75 47 21 7 228 177 101
3 x - TBL 77 47 23 7 249 201 101
4 PIT 76 42 23 11 210 190 95
5 NYI 77 45 27 5 235 215 95
6 DET 75 40 23 12 220 206 92
7 WSH 76 41 25 10 223 188 92
8 BOS 76 38 25 13 201 196 89
9 OTT 75 37 26 12 218 203 86
10 FLA 76 35 26 15 190 207 85
11 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
12 CBJ 75 36 35 4 207 232 76
13 NJD 76 31 33 12 168 194 74
14 CAR 75 28 36 11 174 204 67
15 TOR 76 28 42 6 198 244 62
16 BUF 76 21 47 8 148 255 50

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 70 21 28 -12 49
J. Faulk 75 15 32 -17 47
E. Lindholm 74 16 21 -19 37
J. Skinner 70 18 13 -21 31
V. Rask 73 11 20 -12 31
R. Nash 68 8 17 -10 25
N. Gerbe 71 8 17 -13 25
J. McClement 75 7 13 -3 20
A. Nestrasil 47 7 13 4 20
J. Staal 39 4 16 -7 20
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 20 21 5 .911 2.40
A. Khudobin 8 15 6 .904 2.60