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Promotions: Celebrate New Year's Eve with the Canes

Tuesday, 12.30.2008 / 2:46 PM ET / Tracking the Storm
By Jon Chase
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Promotions: Celebrate New Year\'s Eve with the Canes
Still looking for something to do on New Year’s Eve….how about a Hurricanes game?
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Naturally, there is only one way to explain why you should join us for the New Year’s Eve game and that is with a countdown. To avoid doing the expected Top 10 countdown, I will mix it up a little by having a Top 8.  I know your time is valuable and you are busy creating New Year’s Resolutions!

Carolina Hurricanes vs. Atlanta Thrashers, 8:00 p.m.

8. The host - Who needs Dick Clark, Ryan Seacrest or Carson Daly when you can bring in the New Years with host Ron the Ref?

7. New York City Ball Drop - The coverage from New York will be shown on the jumbotron and MANY TV’s, giving all in attendance a great view.  In addition we will continue the tradition of dropping a massive hockey puck at midnight.

6. Eric Staal - Consider these quick facts- *Earned his sixth career hat trick with three third-period goals at ATL (12/26) and matched the franchise record he already shared for goals in one period. * In the last 11 games Staal has earned 13 points (12/7-12/27: 9g, 4a). *Is first on the team (10th in the NHL) in goals (17) and second on the team in points (28) through the season's first 37 games * Last but not least the Hurricanes are 9-0-1 when Staal scores a goal.

5. SPACE - Why cram, jam and pack your way into a bar when you can have the space of the RBC Center. The Arena Club and Ledge Lounge will remain open immediately following the game and offer more space then 87% of New Year’s Eve parties in the Triangle Area. (Note: this is not based on scientific numbers or any research, simply me stopping to think for a few seconds and the number seemed right. However, I am confident we offer more space then most venues!)

4. Who, What, When, Where? -The puck drops for the game at 8:00 p.m. The after party is open to individuals of all ages andwill begin immediately following the game! 

3. Fireworks - There will be an 8-12 minute fireworks show starting at 12:30 AM. Individuals will be able to see the fireworks from the Arena restaurant or the south side of the RBC Center.

2. Another Type of Explosion, Offensive Explosion - Last time the Canes took on the Thrashers it resulted in nine goals, and a 5-4 Hurricanes victory. However, it also included hat tricks by Staal (review reason number 6) and Bryan Little of the Atlanta Thrashers.  

1. Three for the Price of One - Many parties charge high prices for one event. For the price of one ticket you receive access to a professional sporting event, after party (featuring the music of the Party Nuts) and fireworks.

See you all tomorrow night!

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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