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Canes Announce Fan Appreciation Week Promotions

Contest, giveaways and lawn parties highlight final week of the regular season

Tuesday, 03.20.2012 / 3:41 PM ET / News
By Terrell Williams
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Canes Announce Fan Appreciation Week Promotions
RALEIGH, NC – Jon Chase, Director of Community Relations and Promotions for the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced the details of Fan Appreciation Week, which will be held in conjunction with the team’s final three regular-season home games, March 30-April 5.

Friday, March 30, will be Susan G. Komen for the Cure Night presented by Belk, as the Hurricanes will host the Winnipeg Jets at 7 p.m. at PNC Arena. Beginning at 5 p.m., fans can enjoy a front lawn party presented by Verizon Wireless, featuring live music, an inflatable obstacle course, a Hurricanes moon bounce, street hockey, the slap shot booth and food and beverage. In addition, the first 10,000 fans will receive a limited edition Jamie McBain bobblehead, the last in this year’s series sponsored by Compuware and 99.9 The Fan. The game is also the final Family Night at PNC Arena. Four-ticket packages will be available, starting at $39, and every Family Night features $1 hot dogs. In keeping with game-week pricing, the special Family Night ticket offers expire one week prior to the game.

On Saturday, March 31, the team will take on the New Jersey Devils at 7 p.m. All fans in attendance will receive a 2011-12 team poster, courtesy of the North Carolina Governor’s Highway Safety Program. Following the game, selected fans will be invited onto the ice to receive an authentic jersey directly from a Hurricanes player. Fans can enter contests to win a Justin Faulk jersey by visiting www.CarolinaHurricanes.com or a Tim Brent jersey by visiting the team’s Facebook page. Fans can also bid on Brandon Sutter’s jersey at the Kids ‘N Community Foundation kiosk located outside of section 129, or visit the promotions and fan development kiosk outside of section 108, to enter to win the jersey’s from Tuomo Ruutu or Brian Boucher. There will also be a front lawn party sponsored by Verizon Wireless prior to the game, and Hurricanes mascot Stormy will be celebrating his birthday with fellow mascots throughout the night.

On Sunday, April 1, the Hurricanes will hold their first “Alumni Fantasy Game,” as locally-based alumni including Ron Francis, Rod Brind’Amour and Glen Wesley take to the ice at PNC Arena. Admission and parking to the event is free of charge to all fans. Doors open to all fans at 2 p.m. and seating will be general admission.

On Thursday, April 5, the Hurricanes host the Montreal Canadiens in the team’s final regular-season home game at PNC Arena this season. The first 14,000 fans through the doors will receive a limited edition Carolina Hurricanes hat, courtesy of Chevrolet. The game will again be preceded by a front lawn party, presented by Verizon Wireless, beginning at 5 p.m. Following the game, fans 18 and older will be invited to come onto the ice and take a shot from center ice, and all those participating will earn a chance to win pizza for a year from Papa John’s.

Prior to the final game of the season, the Hurricanes will also host a special contest, with the winner receiving 16 tickets to the game and the honor of sounding the Hurricane Warning Siren. In order to enter, fans need to submit an explanation of how they represent the pride, passion and community of the Carolina Hurricanes, and how they would use the 16 tickets to help pass it on. Submissions will be accepted from March 20-27, and a winner will be notified by March 28.

For more information on all of the contests associated with Fan Appreciation Week, please visit carolinahurricanes.com/fanappreciation.

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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 74 47 20 7 226 172 101
3 TBL 76 46 23 7 244 198 99
4 PIT 75 41 23 11 207 188 93
5 NYI 76 44 27 5 230 211 93
6 DET 74 40 22 12 216 201 92
7 WSH 75 40 25 10 218 186 90
8 BOS 75 37 25 13 199 195 87
9 OTT 74 37 25 12 216 199 86
10 FLA 75 34 26 15 186 205 83
11 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
12 CBJ 75 36 35 4 207 232 76
13 NJD 75 31 32 12 167 192 74
14 CAR 74 28 36 10 173 202 66
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 69 21 28 -11 49
J. Faulk 74 15 32 -17 47
E. Lindholm 73 16 21 -19 37
J. Skinner 69 18 13 -21 31
V. Rask 72 11 20 -11 31
R. Nash 68 8 17 -10 25
N. Gerbe 70 7 17 -13 24
J. McClement 74 7 13 -3 20
A. Nestrasil 46 7 13 4 20
J. Staal 38 4 16 -7 20
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 20 21 5 .911 2.40
A. Khudobin 8 15 5 .903 2.62