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Promotions: Spend This Weekend with the Canes

Thursday, 10.30.2008 / 1:29 PM ET / Tracking the Storm
By Paul Branecky
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Promotions: Spend This Weekend with the Canes

The carousel has stopped turning and the fried snickers are no longer cooking.  The dinosaurs have walked to the next town and the Hurricanes are back!

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What better way to celebrate the return of hockey then to spend the weekend with the ‘Canes.

We have two games coming up on Saturday and Sunday.  Other then great Hurricanes hockey, here are a few things to keep an eye out for at the RBC Center:

Saturday, November 1, 2008 vs. Edmonton Oilers
The first 10,000 fans will receive a car magnet and magnetic schedule. It is a new giveaway item and a pretty cool 2-1 deal. They come attached and break apart so you can have one for the house and one for the road.  Thanks again to Excel Moving and Storage and Allied for sponsoring the giveaway.

Olympic hero Cullen Jones will be in the building.  Jones, part of the infamous 4x100 men’s freestyle team at the 2008 Summer Olympics, will be the honorary guest operating the Hurricanes warning siren and signing autographs on the concourse during the first intermission outside of section 108.

Erik Smallwood’s band will be playing at Front Lawn Party II. Hopefully Mother Nature will be more forgiving than she was on Opening Night. Joining the band will be food and beverage for purchase, inflatables, street hockey, ZSpotlight and 99.9 the Fan. Party starts at 1:00 p.m.

The grand prize winner for the Car Flag Program will receive an autographed picture of Cam Ward and Ray Whitney. Twenty runner ups will receive two tickets to an upcoming Hurricanes game.

Sunday, November 2nd vs. Toronto Maple Leafs
The first of three Slap Shot Sunday’s will take place.  Kid’s 16 and under will have the opportunity to be on the RBC Center ice and take a shot on goal following the game. It is easy to participate- 1) Visit the Promotions kiosk during the game at section 108/109 to pick up a waiver 2) Bring the signed waiver to the top of 115/115 or 123/123 following the game.

Sunday is Hockey Fights Cancer Night.  The community relations department has teamed up with the NHL initiative to raise awareness about cancer and honor those who are battling or help fighting against the horrible disease. Last years Hockey Fights Cancer Night included a moment I will never forget. Before the face-off NC State women’s coach, Kay Yow, dropped the ceremonial first puck and received a standing ovation.  Meeting Yow and being in the presence of a true hero and inspiration was a highlight of my professional career.  

There are many new faces on the Eye Care Associates Storm Squad this year. As usual members of the team will be roaming the concourse before the game. If you happen to see Anna, Ashley, Courtney, Laura and Lauren feel free to say hello and welcome them to the family.

The ‘Canes will be sporting their black jerseys for the second time this season.  If you have not seen them yet, they are the best looking third jerseys in the league. And of course I am not biased!

See you all this weekend!

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 248 187 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 214 184 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 259 206 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 237 199 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 245 224 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 231 211 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 232 208 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 217 204 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 209 201 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 198 213 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 227 248 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 212 223 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 176 209 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 183 219 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 206 257 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 153 269 54

STATS

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