Hurricanes Over Rangers, 4-3 In Game One At Traverse City

Victor Rask scored the first goal of the game in the win against the Rangers at Traverse City, Michigan - Nick Laham

Rask, Tolchinsky, Mitchell, and McGinn with goals, Altshuller has 36 saves in win

The Hurricanes prospects started off the Traverse City tournament with a 4-3 win over the New York Rangers prospects on Thursday.  The Canes were out-shot early, but took a 1-0 lead on a goal by Victor Rask.  Sergey Tolchinsky, Zach Mitchell, and Brock McGinn scored the other goals for Carolina.  (Mitchell was a last minute invitee.)

Daniel Altshuller made 36 saves for the winning team.

You can check out more details at Carolina Hurricanes.com.  The Rangers have posted video highlights of the game.  You can check that out here.    (glove tap to "Resonated" for the link.)

The team will take on the Columbus Blue Jackets prospects today, (Friday) at 3:30 p.m.  There are no streaming options for this game.  The Buffalo Sabres are providing radio broadcasts of their games and they will be playing Carolina on Sunday, at 3:30 p.m.

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Still waiting on Joni Pitkanen news

Hurricanes GM Jim Rutherford sent out news on Twitter yesterday that the team was waiting for the physician on the results of Pitkanen's CT scan and that was not expected until Monday.

Joni Pitkanen had a CT scan today. His doctor will return to the country on Monday and we will get a prognosis at that time.

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Puck Daddy with Hurricanes preview

Some good stuff as always from Puck Daddy, who portrays an accurate rendering of the Hurricanes off season.  They include a video of "the pass" from Alexander Semin to Jiri Tlusty but when the third best thing listed about Carolina is that the new jerseys look "pretty good", that might not be a positive sign of what they think about the team's chances.

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Tickets go on sale today at 10 a.m. for the home opener against Detroit.  You know the game is going to be a sell out, so do not procrastinate on this one.  Carolina Hurricanes.com

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