Rod Brind'Amour (center) celebrates the goal that put the Canes in the Stanley Cup finals.
Hurricane season started Thursday. In Carolina, it never ended. Rod Brind'Amour scored at 11:22 of the third period as the Hurricanes beat the Sabres 4-2 in Game 7 to reach the Cup finals. Story
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Nicolas Roy - C - Oct 19 Roy (undisclosed) practiced in a regular jersey Tuesday, Steve Carp of VegasHockeyNow reports.
Mike Smith - G - Oct 20 IR
Mike Smith - G - Oct 20 Smith (leg) was placed on injured reserve on Wednesday, Mark Spector of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Mike Smith - G - Oct 19 Smith (leg) is considered day-to-day and will visit a doctor Wednesday to determine the severity of the injury he suffered in the second period versus the Ducks on Tuesday, Mark Spector of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Mike Smith - G - Oct 19 Day-To-Day
Devin Shore - C - Oct 18 Shore (undisclosed) will be a game-time decision against the Ducks on Tuesday, Daniel Nugent-Bowman of The Athletic reports.
The Hurricanes were the ninth team to win Game 7 of an NHL postseason series after trailing at the end of the second period. But they were the first to do so in a conference finals or the Stanley Cup finals since 1979, when the Canadiens overcame a 3-1 deficit after two periods to beat the Bruins 5-4 and advance to the Stanley Cup finals.
Eric Staal is leading all players in playoff points
and shots heading into Game 5 with Buffalo on Sunday night. That
includes points in 14 straight games, the NHL's longest postseason
streak in a dozen years, following a 100-point regular season.