The Carolina Hurricanes ripped the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-2 Thursday at PNC Arena as Eric Staal had a goal and two assists, 11 players had points and goalie Cam Ward came up with some high-quality, did-you-see-that saves.
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In spending a few days in Raleigh, former Canes defenseman Nic Wallin was able to chat with a couple of fellow Swedes: Elias Lindholm and Victor Rask. He also had some thoughts on their play for the Canes.
Niclas Wallin flew in from Sweden to play in the Canes' Alumni Fantasy Game on Sunday, to be back with former Carolina teammates. Paul Lawson flew in from Scotland for the game. For him, it was a bucket-list thing.
Eric Staal was at center Friday when the Carolina Hurricanes held their practice at PNC Arena. And at Saturday’s morning skate? Back on the wing as Canes coach Bill Peters continues to tweak and tinker.
Carolina Hurricanes coach Bill Peters was a little surprised to see defenseman John-Michael Liles at practice Friday. Liles suffered a leg injury Tuesday but could play Saturday against the New York Rangers.
The NHL has announced it will recommend some form of three-on-three overtime. Carolina Hurricanes defensemen Michal Jordan and Ryan Murphy, who got a taste of it this season with the Charlotte Checkers of the AHL, say it would add more excitement to the game.