Ward defending against FLA's Jonathan Huberdeau (AP)
– The Carolina Hurricanes are looking to erase an “Opening Day” loss to Florida
in their home opener.
Canes take on the Tampa Bay Lightning at PNC Arena Tuesday night. Puck drops at
7:00pm. This will be the first of five meetings between the Southeast Division
rivals in the 48-game, 2012-13 regular season.
the first game back from a tremendously long 113-day lockout, it’s hard to
believe that any team would automatically be in Stanley Cup-contender form. Most
of the Canes roster stayed active during the lockout, but playing against your
teammates and playing against the defending Southern Division champions are two
“First game, it’s tough to get real
crisp right off the bat,” Eric Staal told the (Raleigh) News & Observer after
the Panthers’ game.
goalie Cam Ward gave up four goals on the first eleven shots, and backup goalie
Dan Ellis made...