April 27, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Paul Martin (7) reaches for the puck against Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Justin Faulk (27) during the second period at the CONSOL Energy Center. The Pittsburgh Penguins won 8-3. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Sunday Hurricanes Report

  • A recap from last night’s game can be found here
  • The Charlotte Checkers lost Game Two to the Oklahoma City Barons, tying the series at one-apiece (Checkers Website)
  • Eric Staal was nominated for the King Clancy award (Hurricanes Website)

Playoff Race: The Detroit Red Wings and Minnesota Wild both won last night, clinching the final two spots in the West. The Columbus Blue Jackets won also, but had less wins than the Wild, finishing just out of the playoffs. The Western Conference first round will be:

  • #1 Chicago Blackhawks vs #8 Minnesota Wild
  • #2 Anaheim Ducks vs #7 Detroit Red Wings
  • #3 Vancouver Canucks vs #6 San Jose Sharks
  • #4 St. Louis Blues vs #5 Los Angeles Kings

The Eastern Conference match-ups will be determined by the ending of the Ottawa Senators-Boston Bruins game, which starts at 7 ET and will be televised on the NBC Sports Network.

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