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Number To Know — Oct. 8, 2014

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In today’s Number To Know, we leap two days into the future — and then years in the past — and learn more about past opening nights.

Nic Wallin and Dennis Seidenberg protect the net in front of Cam Ward in the 2008-09 season opener vs. Florida. Carolina came out on top, 6-4.
Nic Wallin and Dennis Seidenberg protect the net in front of Cam Ward in the 2008-09 season opener vs. Florida. Carolina came out on top, 6-4.
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4 — Goals scored by the Hurricanes in each of their two previous Oct. 10 season openers, both home games. Carolina opens the 2014-15 campaign at home on Friday, Oct. 10. Here's a look at how the previous two games went on that date.

  • On Oct. 10, 1998, current GM Ron Francis had a goal and an assist in his first game back with the franchise, as did defenseman Steve Chiasson, and Jeff O’Neill added two assists in a 4-4 tie — yes, tie! remember those! — against the Lightning. Trevor Kidd stopped 21 of 25 shots.
  • On Oct. 10, 2008, the Hurricanes rolled to a 6-4 win with six different goals scorers against the Florida Panthers. Tim Gleason assisted on three of the goals, and Dan LaCouture — who had won a contract after a training camp PTO — had the game-winner, one of two he scored with Carolina before defecting for the KHL. Cam Ward got the win with 29 saves on 33 shots.