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Canes Open 2011-12 Season on Friday at the RBC Center

Front lawn party and pre-game ceremonies highlight Opening Night

Wednesday, 10.5.2011 / 1:45 PM ET / News
By Pace Sagester
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Canes Open 2011-12 Season on Friday at the RBC Center

RALEIGH, NC – Jon Chase, Director of Community Relations and Promotions for the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today outlined the details surrounding the team’s Opening Night, this Friday, Oct. 7, at the RBC Center against the Tampa Bay Lightning  (7 p.m., FOX Sports Carolinas HD, Hurricanes Radio Network).

Beginning at 5 p.m., the band GrooveTown will entertain fans during the Front Lawn Party presented by Verizon Wireless, featuring inflatable games, street hockey and more. The final THINK ICE event, which begins at 9 a.m. on Friday on the RBC Center’s front lawn, will wrap up during the Front Lawn Party, with a grand prize of an upgrade to Champions Club tickets for Friday’s game. Please visit www.CarolinaHurricanes.com/thinkice for more information on the Hurricanes’ THINK ICE campaign.

Upon entering the RBC Center prior to Friday’s game, fans can pick up a car magnet and a 2011-12 schedule magnet, courtesy of Excel Moving & Storage. Fans are encouraged to be in their seats by 6:45 p.m. for a special pre-game ceremony, including tributes to Donnie MacMillan, Chopper Harrison and Josef Vasicek, members of the Hurricanes family that passed away during the offseason. Hurricanes great Jeff O'Neill will be part of the Hurricane Warning Siren ceremony, and will be signing autographs on the concourse outside of Section 113 from 6:10-6:40 p.m. Private First Class Kyle M. Levy from Fort Bragg will sound the Hurricane Warning Siren, and there will be a special introduction of the 2011-12 team.

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - MTL 76 47 21 8 200 169 102
2 x - NYR 75 47 21 7 228 177 101
3 TBL 76 46 23 7 244 198 99
4 PIT 76 42 23 11 210 190 95
5 NYI 77 45 27 5 235 215 95
6 DET 75 40 23 12 220 206 92
7 WSH 76 41 25 10 223 188 92
8 BOS 76 38 25 13 201 196 89
9 OTT 75 37 26 12 218 203 86
10 FLA 76 35 26 15 190 207 85
11 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
12 CBJ 75 36 35 4 207 232 76
13 NJD 76 31 33 12 168 194 74
14 CAR 75 28 36 11 174 204 67
15 TOR 76 28 42 6 198 244 62
16 BUF 75 20 47 8 144 254 48

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 70 21 28 -12 49
J. Faulk 75 15 32 -17 47
E. Lindholm 74 16 21 -19 37
J. Skinner 70 18 13 -21 31
V. Rask 73 11 20 -12 31
R. Nash 68 8 17 -10 25
N. Gerbe 71 8 17 -13 25
J. McClement 75 7 13 -3 20
A. Nestrasil 47 7 13 4 20
J. Staal 39 4 16 -7 20
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 20 21 5 .911 2.40
A. Khudobin 8 15 6 .904 2.60