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Promotions: What to Look for at Game 4

Friday, 05.8.2009 / 12:19 PM ET / Tracking the Storm
By Jon Chase
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Promotions: What to Look for at Game 4
Hello All, I hope everyone is doing well.

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We are going to give the front lawn party another shot tonight, after the threat of severe weather forced us to cancel the festivities on Wednesday. The lawn will open at 5:00 p.m. with inflatables, street hockey, food and beverage, face painters and regular season favorite Zegg, will start playing at 5:30 p.m. In addition to our playoff giveaways the first 5,000 will receive a Caniac Mom button in honor of the big day on Sunday- Happy Mother’s Day MOM : )
A few quick side notes:

- It has been nice to see the Hurricanes Warning Siren receive local and national attention as it has recently had increased coverage in news articles and led off FS Carolinas broadcast and highlights on ESPN, TSN and NHL network. As I walked with Bill Cowher on Wednesday night from his seats to the siren, it was nice to see that fans were not only saying hello and recognizing him as the great coach he is but wishing him luck on sounding the siren. With the win last night, Cowher has improved his playoff record to 1-1! Thanks coach!

As with everything our organization does, I am always open to suggestions on who we should have sound the siren in the playoffs or next season. I will preface it though with this- I can promise you we are reaching out to a wide range of individuals, while keeping in mind who has brought us luck in the past and gets the crowd riled up- but feel free to email any suggestions

TONIGHT, on the siren will be….1983 National Champion and current head coach of NC State’s basketball team Sidney Lowe.  

- Despite what players, fans, foes, and countless media outlets have said in the past praising Caniacs and the atmosphere at the RBC Center, Boston Globe writer and PTI back-up, Bob Ryan was not impressed with his experience at the game on Wednesday night. While Ryan has a right to his opinion and is an excellent writer, I hope this was more an attempt to get a rise out of our fans then anything else. For whatever reason there are still a few individuals out there that still like to take swipes at the great fans of the Carolina Hurricanes. What is the point? So Caniacs take this as a challenge or laugh it off, but I have no doubt that once again the RBC Center will be the loudest house in the NHL tonight and will continue to be so as long as this journey continues in the 2009 playoffs. Have a safe flight back to Boston Bob.

-Sports Franchise Rankings: ESPN is once again conducting the Ultimate Fan Standings. You all have rallied behind us in the past and praised the team and organization. So yes this is a shameless plug but if you have a moment visit here to fill out the latest SURVEY.

-As they have throughout the playoffs, Ron the Ref and members of the Eye Care Associate Storm Squad will be roaming the parking lots before the game to interact with fans. While my game day duties rarely allow me to venture from the arena, I have decided to join them today to take in the festivities and soak up the atmosphere. I look forward to seeing you all out there and as always thank you for the support!

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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