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Ward defending against FLA's Jonathan Huberdeau (AP) RALEIGH – The Carolina Hurricanes are looking to erase an “Opening Day” loss to Florida in their home opener. The 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.  In 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 different things. “First game, it’s tough to get real crisp right off the bat,” Eric Staal told the (Raleigh) News & Observer after the Panthers’ game. Canes goalie Cam Ward gave up four goals on the first eleven shots, and backup goalie Dan Ellis ...
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