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Carolina’s big win on Tuesday made their standing in the playoff race even stronger.

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Jamie Kellner

Reading Assignments

  • If you missed last night’s game, you missed a doozie of a Carolina Hurricanes hockey match. (Canes Country)
  • Hurricanes Digital Marketing Director Dan LaTorraca talks about the Hurricanes’ social media approach and how it has changed over time. (Sports Business Journal)
  • A certain rookie head coach is starting to see his name mentioned in Jack Adams conversations.
  • A year after unexpectedly taking the job, the Hurricanes are starting to talk about their eventual GM succession plan to take a bit off Don Waddell’s plate. (The Athletic)
  • Tonight, the Carolina Hurricanes are hosting a benefit game for wounded Raleigh Police Officer Charles Ainsworth and his family at 7:00 pm at PNC Arena. Defenseman Jaccob Slavin will coach the RPD Blueliners, a team of Raleigh police officers, and Canes alumnus Erik Cole will coach the NC Leatherheads, a team of local firefighters. Admission is free to the public. (Carolina Hurricanes)
  • April 4 is not only the final home game of the season, but it’s also American Sign Language night. The Canes are offering discounted group tickets and an ASL rally towel for fans that buy their tickets through the Canes group site, available here. A portion of each ticket sold will be donated to the National Association for the Deaf.

Stalking the Standings

While it wasn’t a clean regulation win, the Hurricanes will definitely take their shootout win over the Penguins from Tuesday night, as they moved even closer to a Metropolitan Division playoff spot.

Elsewhere, the Calgary Flames beat the Columbus Blue Jackets in regulation (shoutout to Bill, Derek, Noah, and Elias), the New York Islanders got dusted by the Boston Bruins by a 5-0 final score, and the Washington Capitals and Montreal Canadiens both picked up important regulation wins.

  • Metro 1: Washington Capitals: 73 GP, 93 points, 105 pt pace, 39 ROW
  • Metro 2: New York Islanders: 73 GP, 91 points, 102 pt pace, 38 ROW
  • Metro 3: Pittsburgh Penguins: 74 GP, 89 points, 99 pt pace, 38 ROW
  • WC 1: Carolina Hurricanes: 72 GP, 87 points, 99 pt pace, 38 ROW
  • WC 2: Columbus Blue Jackets: 73 GP, 84 points, 94 pt pace, 39 ROW
  • 9th: Montreal Canadiens: 73 GP, 83 points, 93 pt pace, 36 ROW
  • 10th: Philadelphia Flyers: 73 GP, 78 points, 88 pt pace, 33 ROW

Tonight’s Rooting Guide:

  • Lightning over Capitals