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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 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Skinner 82 28 23 -2 51
V. Rask 80 21 27 -6 48
J. Staal 82 20 28 6 48
E. Lindholm 82 11 28 -23 39
J. Faulk 64 16 21 -22 37
K. Versteeg 63 11 22 -6 33
E. Staal 63 10 23 -3 33
J. Nordstrom 71 10 14 1 24
A. Nestrasil 55 9 14 4 23
R. Nash 64 9 13 -5 22
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 23 17 10 .909 2.41
E. Lack 12 14 6 .901 2.81