Mar 13, 2014; Raleigh, NC, USA; Carolina Hurricanes forward Jeff Skinner (53) is congratulated by teammates after his 1st period goal against the Buffalo Sabres at PNC Arena. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

Sunday Carolina Hurricanes Report

October 28, 2013; Raleigh, NC, USA; Carolina Hurricanes center Brett Sutter (42) and Pittsburgh Penguins forward Joe Vitale (46) fight during the 1st period at PNC Center. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

Carolina Hurricanes News

  • Yesterday’s grades on defensemen can be found here. Grades on the goalies and depth players will be posted later today.
  • The Canes should only draft Kasperi Kapanen for the right reasons  (Cardiac Cane)
  • Corey Sznjader talks about Jordan Staal and his impact with the team (Shutdown Line)
  • Michael Peckerar explains why the Hurricanes must make better use of Eric Staal next season (Rant Sports)

Charlotte Checkers Recap

The Checkers season couldn’t have ended much worse as they lost to the Rockford Ice Hogs, 7-3, last night.

At the end of the first, the game was actually tied at two with Charlotte’s goals coming from Ryan Murphy and Victor Rask, but by the end of the second, it was 4-2 Ice Hogs.

Rockford then scored the next three goals before Brody Sutter scored in the third to get the run stopped.

John Muse made 30 saves, while Murphy added an assist and Phil Di Giuseppe recorded his first AHL point in the form of an assist on Sutter’s goal. Sergey Tolchinsky played in his first AHL game of his career.

This offseason could be an interesting one in Charlotte with management changes possibly affecting the team and players like Brett Sutter, Zach Boychuk and Chris Terry free agents.

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