Found April 05, 2012 on Fox Sports Carolinas:
RALEIGH, N.C. The final home game of the 2011-12 season for the Carolina Hurricanes wasn't a conclusion to an overall disappointing season. The 'Canes are now 33-32-16 after beating the Montreal Canadiens in a shootout Thursday night at PNC Arena. They were eliminated from the playoff hunt a week ago, but this night was more like the first game of next season. Actually, about the last 35 have seemed that way. Once Kirk Muller began implementing his system after being hired Nov. 28, replacing fired former coach Paul Maurice, the Hurricanes started playing quality hockey. It certainly entertained the fans more than Maurice's approach. The 'Canes have played faster, shifts were shortened to better allow them to maximize giving full effort every time on the ice and the general vibe around the franchise has dramatically changed. This wasn't a total turnaround, but it was impressive nonetheless. Now the question is, can the Hurricanes build off how they closed thi...
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