The Hurricanes are the NHL's hottest team, but won't play again until Thursday. Will the long rest be good for the bruised and battered (specifically Matt Cullen and Scott Walker)? Or will so many days away from live action cool off piping-hot Cam Ward and Anton Babchuk? Off the ice, there are rumors that Erik Cole and the Hurricanes may be negotiating a new deal. In the NCAA, all three of the Carolina prospects in the tournament saw their teams eliminated, while all of the CHL juniors prospects are still in the hunt.
Canes Country: Erik Cole on the verge of a new deal?
Ottawa Sun: Bruce Garrioch story (check "Off The Glass" for not on Cole contract info)
The Hockey News: Recent cup champs on a roll
Toronto Star: Hurricanes adopt their 'Canadian' anthem
HockeysFuture.com: Hurricanes junior prospects 2008-09 review
Lethbridge Hurricanes (Lead series 3-2 over Saskatoon): Win Game 5 (Boychuk scores game-winning shorthanded goal)
Belleville Bulls: Did not play, resume series vs. Sudbury (Bulls lead series 3-2) today
USCHO: Bemidji State topples top-seeded Notre Dame (Kyle Lawson scoreless) • Top-seeded Boston University storms past Ohio State (Zac Dalpe scoreless) • Unlikely sources propel Cornell in comeback win over Northeastern (Justin Krueger scoreless) • Bemidji State earns historic Frozen Four berth over Cornell (Krueger scoreless)