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Afternoon Notes: Canes Country Jeopardy Coming Monday Night - Other Tidbits

I'll take "In The Penalty Box" for $100

Prepare yourselves friends, we're about to take off to uncharted territory. On Monday night, May 16th at 9 p.m., Canes Country will attempt to run a Carolina Hurricanes version of everyone's favorite quiz show, Jeopardy. Matt Karash, from Hockeybuzz, will be our host and is presently finishing up work on the categories, questions, and answers.

We have not worked out all the details, (and rules) yet, but look for more about this late Monday afternoon. To start out, instead of selecting just three contestants, everyone is invited to participate in this inaugural event. We will have an open thread, just like our regular open game thread, and the first person to respond with the correct question, (all responses must be in that form), will earn the associated "dollar" amount and can make the next selection.

After the first two rounds, the top three players will then participate in "Final Jeopardy" and the winner will get a small prize package, (a couple of pucks, and a memorabilia item or two). This should be a lot of fun, so please join us if you can. If the night works out well, we will continue to do this throughout the long offseason.

A big thanks to Matt for coming up with the idea.

More tidbits after the jump:

Sens Light Up Charlotte in Game One

After winning a tight series against the Pens in which a total of 20 goals were scored, the lowest goal total in a six game series in AHL history, the Checkers find themselves in a whole different world now. Binghamton scored three times in the blink of an eye last night and if the game total of 11 goals is any indication, this series could break a record in the opposite direction.

Charlotte's coaching staff is sure to have the team's attention tonight as they look to slow things down a bit and tighten things up. We'll see how it works out.

Brian will be working the game tonight and will be running the open thread/live blog. This game will also be on Time Warner cable 520.

It's Official: Hurricanes Playing Exhibition in Charlotte

It's a great partnership between the Hurricanes and Checkers so far and things continue to get better and better. Who wins? Hockey fans throughout the state of North Carolina.

As we mentioned yesterday on the blog, Hurricanes general manager Jim Rutherford officially announced today in Charlotte that the Hurricanes would be playing an exhibition game against the Atlanta Thrashers on September 25, 2011 at Time Warner Cable Arena at 5 p.m. Tickets will start at $20.

A special pre-sale for season ticket holders of both teams will be held from July 6-8. Tickets will go on sale to the public on July 12.

Will the Thrashers still be in Atlanta by then? That's another topic for another day.

Jim Rutherford to address local media on Tuesday, May 17

The busy Carolina GM will take the time to address the media next Tuesday at 11 a.m. It should be very interesting. I'll be there and will have a report posted afterward.