Cary, NC — The Staal brothers of Jordan and Marc, may look at this game as just another of the 60-odd games they’ve played against each other but for Andrei and Evgeny Svechnikov, they both get all jacked up when they have the opportunity to play against their brother who is also their best friend.
Cary, NC — For the first time since moving to Raleigh, the Carolina Hurricanes will be in the playoffs for the third consecutive year after stealing a point in a 4-3 overtime loss against last season’s Stanley Cup runner-up, Dallas Stars.
Cary, NC — Both the Carolina Hurricanes and Florida Panthers were tied for first place before this 2-game series.
Cary, NC — Coach Rod Brind’Amour said it best after they got a point Monday. Based on the Canes’ play through 2 periods, they probably didn’t deserve it, but he was happy with the team’s typical never say die attitude.
Cary, NC — After coach Rod Brind’Amour used the word “awful” to describe the teams’ last performance and after a day off on Tuesday, it was back to work with a hard practice on Wednesday last week to address the multitude of issues he (and the Caniacs) saw during the past two games.
Cary, NC — Coach Rod Brind’Amour said it best after Saturday’s game — the Red Wings earned those 2 points.
Cary, NC — The winning 5-2 score of the Canes over the first-place Florida Panthers is no reflection on how the game went. This was a battle, or really, battles.
Cary, NC — Coach Rod Brind’Amour reminded everyone the Dallas Stars, who are in a battle with Nashville, Columbus and Chicago for the fourth and final playoff spot, are virtually the same team that was runner-up for the Stanley Cup last season and know how to win. And win they did.
Cary, NC — The Hurricanes and Chicago Blackhawks split the two-game series in the Windy City with the Hawks taking the first game and the Canes winning the second.
Cary, NC — Martin Necas has been on a tear since the end of January and had a career night on Saturday against the defending Stanley Cup Champions, the Tampa Bay Lightning. He finished the night with 4 points and a had a hand in all Canes scoring with 2 goals and 2 assists.