Opening Night, October 3rd, 2019 vs Montreal Canadiens
Opening. Night. I shouldn’t have to say more, but I will. This game is huge. If you miss this game, you better have an epic reason. I completely expect this game to be sold out. Every Single seat filled with red, black, and white as the Carolina Hurricanes kick off their season against a new arch-nemesis in the form of the Montreal Canadiens.
This is the battle for Sebastian Aho. While yes, Aho is currently signed with the Carolina Hurricanes for the next five years, there was a moment in time, however brief, that the Montreal Canadiens and their fanbase thought they may have stolen the future of the Hurricanes from Carolina.
While the team and their leadership now know that the offer sheet to Aho was absolutely meaningless, that Aho had signed it to make sure he was on a roster from day one of training and not drag this deep into the season like some other RFAs, the Montreal fanbase seems to think that there is still a chance.
Look to see Aho strike more than once in this game and solidify his presence as a Carolina Hurricane. It would make another epic chapter in this historic rivalry between the “Traditional” Montreal fanbase and the “non-traditional” Carolina one. Will Carolina start their season on the right foot with a win and stick it to the traditionalists?
If that story-line isn’t enough to get you into a seat, opening night will feature the first time the Carolina Hurricanes fully incorporate their brand new scoreboard and fully use their 3D projector as they introduce the roster to the fans. Add on the LED bracelets that will be given to all the fans as they light up PNC and it will be a show worth the cost of admission alone.
You will not want to miss this game Caniacs.