With Pittsburgh and the Rangers both losing Sunday, the Hurricanes benefited and currently control their own destiny to reach the playoffs. The Panthers, who sit ninth with 80 points (five behind sixth-place Carolina with two games in hand) host the Canes tonight in a crucial playoff race matchup.
Panthers Game Previews
News & Observer: Hurricanes chase 'bigger and bigger'
N&O's Canes Now: Hurricanes' Cullen won't play against the Panthers
Associated Press: Hurricanes-Panthers preview
Miami Herald: Florida Panthers begin final 10-game stretch
Palm Beach Post: Horton expected back to Panthers on Monday
Visit Litter Box Cats for a Panthers perspective
The Hockey News: Getting to know Eric Staal
Albany River Rats
Schnectady Daily Gazette: Rats goalie comes up with another gem
Canes Prospects In CHL Playoffs
Belleville Bulls (Bulls lead series vs. Sudbury 2-1): Win Game 3
Spokane Chiefs (Chiefs lead series 1-0): Win Game 1 (Bowman scores both goals in 2-1 win)
Jamie McBain named WCHA player of the year: More accolades for the defenseman.