April 23, 2013; Raleigh, NC, USA; Carolina Hurricanes left wing Jeff Skinner (53) is congratulated by teammates after his shoot out winner against the New York Islanders at the PNC center. The Hurricanes defeated the Islanders 4-3 in a shoot out. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

Wednesday Hurricanes Report


*A recap of last night’s game can be found here.

*Jared Staal will play in his first NHL game on Thursday.

*Riley Nash and Tim Wallace were sent down to Charolotte Checkers today for their playoff run (Raleigh  News & Observer)

*Central Scouting released its top 100 skaters for the 2013 draft (NHL.com)

Playoff Race:

*New York Islanders clinched a playoff spot last night despite losing to the Hurricanes

*Washington Capitals clinched a playoff spot and the Southeast Division with their win over the Winnipeg Jets

*St. Louis Blues took a spot in the Western Conference with a 3-1 win over the Colorado Avalanche

*Minnesota Wild increased their chances of a playoff spot with a win over the Los Angeles Kings

*Dallas Stars chances were hurt with a 3-2 loss to the San Jose Sharks

Game To Watch Tonight:

*L.A. Kings vs Detroit Red Wings – The Red Wings sit one point out of eighth place in the Western Conference