Back-to-back games. Long layoffs. It doesn't seem to matter. The Carolina Hurricanes just keep winning, and the North American media is taking notice. The Canes won their seventh straight game last night — 10th in a row at the RBC Center — and are in fourth place in the Eastern Conference.
Also winning were the OHL's Plymouth Whalers and Belleville Bulls, home to four total Canes prospects. Both won their semifinal series openers last night. In the AHL, Albany looks to break its five-game losing streak tonight, but the bigger news is defenseman Casey Borer is set to resume skating today. Borer was hurt in the River Rats scary Feb. 19 bus accident.
Rangers Game Recaps
Canes Country: Guns N’ Roses — Canes win again, 4-2
Blueshirt Banter: Rangers recap: Hurricanes 4, Rangers 2
Associated Press: Hurricanes 4, Rangers 2
CarolinaHurricanes.com: Hurricanes 4, Rangers 2
New York Post: Rangers fade in third period, fall to Hurricanes 4-2
New York Daily News: Rangers can't weather Canes
850 The Buzz: Canes make it 10 in a row at the RBC (video and audio)
From The Rink: Hockey's hottest team? It's Carolina
Puck Daddy: Thursday's three stars (Chad LaRose No. 3)
NHL.com: If the playoffs started today...
Albany River Rats
Schenectady Daily Gazette: Rats take act up north (note here about Casey Borer planning to resume skating today)
OntarioHockeyLeague.com: Top performers of the month (Mike Murphy named top goaltender for third time this season)
Belleville Bulls (Lead series vs, Niagara 1-0): Win Game 1 in OT
Plymouth Whalers: (Lead series vs. Windsor 1-0): Win Game 1 (Chris Terry with a goal and two assists; Brett Bellemore scores shorthanded game-winner)
Spokane and Lethbridge both play Game 1s tonight in their respective WHL semifinals series.