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Community: Canes Playroom at Rex Now Open

Thursday, 02.19.2009 / 10:18 AM ET / Tracking the Storm
By Doug Warf
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Community: Canes Playroom at Rex Now Open
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Yesterday was the culmination of nearly two years of work and planning as the Carolina Hurricanes Playroom at Rex Hospital opened.  The playroom, located on Rex’s 7th floor pediatric wing, represents a partnership between the Kids ‘N Community Foundation and the Rex Hospital Foundation.

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The Kids ‘N Community Foundation fully supplied the playroom with all of the tools that will be used for rehab, education and daily “play” therapy.  The room, designed by RGG Architects of Durham, turned out better than I expected.

We were originally approached about assisting with Rex’s new state-of-the-art birthing center, but could not help due to our Foundation’s funding guidelines.  However, Rex pointed out a need on their pediatric wing as their former playroom was about 1/3 of the size of the current one and consisted mainly of a fish tank, a few chairs with puzzles and books. 

The new room has a Wii, a computer station, a reading corner, an arts and crafts center as well as several TVs…and of course, a fish tank.  The room is adorned with great Canes photos and memorabilia like game-worn jerseys of Eric Staal and Tim Gleason.

Yesterday, Chad Larose, Patrick Eaves and Stormy helped open the new room.  The pre-school children from Rex Hospital’s day care were also on-hand to assist us in breaking in the room. 

It was fun to watch the kids as they were not sure if they should get an autograph from Chad and Patrick, take a photo with Stormy, play with the Wii or work on the computer.  I think a 4-year-old Doug would have run around like a mad man, but all of the kids had a blast with all of the new amenities.  The adults in the room tried stay out of the way, which is exactly how it should be in a playroom (especially one that has a door that says no adults allowed).  

Hopefully this room will provide a fun retreat for the kids who unfortunately have to spend time on Rex’s pediatric wing.

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 252 192 113
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
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 238 215 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 221 210 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 213 211 96
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

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