The Canes' captain Eric Staal (12) fist-bumbs with the fans as he is introduced at the start of an NHL game played between the Carolina Hurricanes and the Tampa Bay Lightning at the PNC Arena in Raleigh, N.C. on Jan. 22, 2012. It is the home opener for the Canes.
The Canes' captain Eric Staal (12) fist-bumbs with the fans as he is introduced at the start of an NHL game played between the Carolina Hurricanes and the Tampa Bay Lightning at the PNC Arena in Raleigh, N.C. on Jan. 22, 2012. It is the home opener for the Canes. 2012 NEWS & OBSERVER FILE PHOTO
The Canes' captain Eric Staal (12) fist-bumbs with the fans as he is introduced at the start of an NHL game played between the Carolina Hurricanes and the Tampa Bay Lightning at the PNC Arena in Raleigh, N.C. on Jan. 22, 2012. It is the home opener for the Canes. 2012 NEWS & OBSERVER FILE PHOTO

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