April 25, 2013; Raleigh, NC, USA; Carolina Hurricanes center Tuomo Ruutu (15) is congratulated by teammates after his 2nd period goal against the New York Rangers at the PNC center. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

Friday Hurricanes Report

  • A recap of last night’s game can be found here
  • Who will be at the World Championships from the Hurricanes

  • Hurricanes’ awful luck playing into bad season (Bleacher Report)
  • Mock draft for 2013 NHL Entry Draft (NHL.com)

Playoff Race:

  • The New York Rangers and Ottawa Senators clinched the final two spots in the East last night
  • The Detroit Red Wings and Columbus Blue Jackets kept their hopes alive with wins last night
  • The Dallas Stars were eliminated with their loss to the Blue Jackets
  • The Red Wings, Blue Jackets and Minnesota Wild are the three teams competing for the last two spots in the West

Game To Watch Tonight:

Minnesota Wild vs Edmonton Oilers, 8 ET – The Wild will clinch a playoff spot with a win. They have a game in hand on the Red Wings and Blue Jackets, but a loss could severely hurt their chances.