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Tuesday, 03.3.2009 / 2:38 PM ET / Tracking the Storm
By Doug Warf
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I wanted to follow up now that we have four new Hurricanes who have freshly shaven heads. On Saturday, February 21, Canesvision did a great job of documenting the shaving of Niclas Wallin, Dennis Seidenberg and Tripp Tracy. All three guys have shaved their heads before and each was happy to do it again. However, Nic was a little nervous and lost the paper, rock, scissors game with Dennis that decided who went first. You would never know that Nic was a little nervous as his fresh facial scars and stitches helped make him look even tougher with the Mr. Clean look. - Photo Gallery

I do want to mention that Tripp admitted to the crowd that day that he once had an inverted mullet as he and his brothers dressed up as Michael Jackson. He did not give an age to the stunt…but I hope it was pre-teen. 

I wanted to also update everyone that Ryan Bayda has now completed the fearsome foursome by shaving his head Sunday at an event held by the Andy Thomas and the Raleigh Youth Hockey Association. Last year, the Raleigh Youth Hockey Association joined the fun in helping St. Baldrick’s as several youth hockey players raised money for their shaved heads. 

This year, nearly 40 youth hockey players and coaches showed up at the Factory Ice House in Wake Forest to shave their heads. For the second straight year Connor Brody led the fundraising as he raised over $4,000 this year. It was cool to see all of the youth hockey players who were excited about the opportunity…especially seeing how many of them were very “shaggy” as they headed towards the chair.  

Congrats to Connor and all of his hockey buddies who not only raised a great deal of money for pediatric cancer research but showed solidarity with the young kids who are unfortunately do not have a choice regarding their hair. 

NHL Diversity Team
Prior to Thursday’s home game against Buffalo, the NHLPA presented the “Capital City Crew” with a check for $10,000. The Capital City Crew is the newest addition to the NHL Diversity league, the first team in the southeast, and it represents a three party collaboration between the Boys and Girls Club of Wake County, Raleigh Youth Hockey Association and the Carolina Hurricanes. 

The $10,000 check from the NHLPA’s Goals and Dreams Foundation will help provide the 20 youth hockey players with new ice hockey equipment. All of the players on the team will be provided by the Boys and Girls Club and the ice time and instruction will be provided by the Raleigh Youth Hockey Association. 

Thursday’s check presentation served as a soft announcement and I will be happy to actually “unveil” the team later this year. They hope to start playing in August and we hope to officially announce the members of the team in March. Thanks to the NHLPA for getting us started on a positive note.

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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