January 31, 2012; Raleigh, NC, USA; Carolina Hurricanes coach Kirk Muller has a talk with referee Brad Meier (34) during the 2nd period against the New York Islanders at the RBC center. The Islanders defeated the Hurricanes 5-2. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-US PRESSWIRE

Road Trip



The Carolina Hurricanes will embark on a road trip that will bounce them back and forth across North America.  The Canes will depart Raleigh today and head out to Anaheim.

The Canes will first face the Anaheim Ducks Wednesday, who currently sit in the 14th spot of the Western Conference.  This will mark the first time since 2009 that the Canes have traveled to play in Anaheim.  Anaheim is currently led by veteran Teemu Selanne and Corey Perry.  The last time these teams met the Canes were able to notch a victory, winning in Raleigh 4-2.


On Friday the Canes will be playing in Colorado.  Colorado currently sits in the 10th spot of the Western Conference, trailing Minnesota by just 3 points for the final playoff spot in the West.  The Av’s have been struggling as of late.  In their last 10 games their record has been a disappointing 3-5-2, while the Canes have recorded a 6-2-2 mark.  The two teams only met one time last year.  Carolina walked away from that game with a 2-1 victory in overtime.

From Colorado, the Canes will head to Montreal.  It will be a homecoming visit for Jaroslav Spacek, and Head Coach Kirk Muller. It also marks a meeting with Ex-Cane Erik Cole.  I know that one of our writers here on the site will be torn for that game. :)  The Canes have played the Canadiens twice this year so far.  In the first matchup, the Canes were beaten 4-0.  The second meeting proved to be more of the same.  The Canes were defeated 4-3 in a shootout.

This road trip will be pivotal for the Canes.  While it is a stressful roadie, the Canes will have a couple of days off in between games to travel and readjust to the different time zones.

Rumor Mill speculating that the Hurricanes are going to place Anthony Stewart on waivers.

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