Jan 23, 2014; Buffalo, NY, USA; Carolina Hurricanes goalie Anton Khudobin (31) in net during the second period against the Buffalo Sabres at First Niagara Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Monday Carolina Hurricanes Report

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Oct 24, 2013; Saint Paul, MN, USA; Carolina Hurricanes forward Brett Sutter (42) against the Minnesota Wild at Xcel Energy Center. The Wild defeated the Hurricanes 3-1. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Carolina Hurricanes News

  • Yesterday’s blog on the Hurricanes not having an identity can be found here.
  • Mark Jones explains why it’s the coaches fault that the Canes lost over the weekend (Bleacher Report)
  • Corey Sznajder looks at the game against the New Jersey Devils by the numbers (Shutdown Line)

Charlotte Checkers Recap

The Checkers won their second game in three last night as they defeated the San Antonio Rampage, 4-3.

Brett Sutter scored four minutes into the game before Jared Staal, who has dealt with injuries all season, scored his first of the season to take a 2-0 lead. But before the stanza was over, the Rampage tied it at two.

Sutter scored his second of the game for the lone goal in the second period.

Rampage center Wade Megan scored seven minutes in to tie it at three. Four minutes later, Aaron Palushaj scored his 20th of the season to give the Checkers the lead they held onto until the end of regulation.

Palushaj also added an assist to his game-winner, while John Muse made 34 saves to earn the win.

The Checkers still sit in 10th and three points behind ninth place, but still have a game-in-hand. Some good news is that they are now only five points out of a playoff spot.

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