Thursday Hurricanes Report

  • Yesterday’s story on Jay Harrison can be found here
  • Ron Francis was inducted into the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame yesterday (Raleigh News & Observer)
  • The Charlotte Checkers beat the Oklahoma City Barons, 6-1, yesterday to take a 2-1 lead in the series (Checkers Website)
  • NHL announced that Pittsburgh Penguins vs Chicago Blackhawks would be one of the outdoor games in 2014 (NHL.com)

Yesterday’s Playoff Games:

  • The Pittsburgh Penguins beat the New York Islanders in a 5-0 rout to take a 1-0 lead in the series
  • The Toronto Maple Leafs first playoff game since the 2004-05 lockout didn’t go well either losing to the Boston Bruins, 4-1. Bruins lead the series 1-0
  • The San Jose Sharks became the first lower-seeded team to win a game, beating the Vancouver Canucks, 3-1, and taking a 1-0 series lead

Today’s Schedule:

Eastern Conference:

  • #2 Montreal Canadiens vs #7 Ottawa Senators, 7 ET, CNBC
  • #3 Washington Capitals vs #6 New York Rangers, 7:30 ET, NBC Sports Network

Western Conference

  • #4 St. Louis Blues vs Los Angeles Kings, 9:30 ET, CNBC, Blues lead series 1-0
  • #2 Anaheim Ducks vs #8 Detroit Red Wings, 10 ET, NBC Sports Network, Ducks lead series 1-0
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