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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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HURRICANES WIN 4-3
|2014 SEASON LEADERS
|Patrick Dwyer - RW - Dec 7|
Dwyer (upper body) missed Friday's win over San Jose, according to the Raleigh News and Observer.
Mike Komisarek - D - Dec 6
Komisarek (lower body) was placed on injured reserve Friday.
Mike Komisarek - D - Dec 5
Komisarek left Thursday's game against the Predators with a lower-body injury, Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News and Observer reports.
Alexander Semin - RW - Dec 5
Semin (concussion) could join the team on their upcoming four game road trip, the Raleigh News and Observer reports.
Brett Bellemore - D - Dec 5
Bellemore has been diagnosed with a concussion, Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News and Observer reports.
Tim Gleason - D - Dec 4
Gleason (lower body) returned to practice Wednesday, the Raleigh News and Observer reports.
Brett Bellemore - D - Dec 4
Bellemore (neck) will not play Thursday against the Predators, Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News and Observer reports.
Eric Staal - C - Dec 4
Staal missed practice Wednesday with a touch of the flu but should be good to go Thursday against the Predators, Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News and Observer reports.
Andrej Sekera - D - Dec 3
Sekera (upper body) is considered probable for Tuesday's game against the Capitals, Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News and Observer reports.
Tim Gleason - D - Dec 3
Gleason (lower body) was not at Monday's practice, Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News and Observer reports.
Anton Khudobin - G - Dec 2
Khudobin (ankle) will travel on the Hurricanes' upcoming two-game road trip that begins Tuesday.
Andrej Sekera - D - Dec 2
Sekera (upper body) returned to practice Monday and could return for Tuesday's game against the Capitals, Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News and Observer reports.
|Boyd Gordon - C - Dec 8|
Oilers coach Dallas Eakins said Sunday that Gordon (undisclosed) is close to returning to the lineup.
Ilya Bryzgalov - G - Dec 8
Bryzgalov (concussion) said Sunday that he's feeling "much better."
Jeff Petry - D - Dec 7
Petry (head) will not return after leaving Saturday's game with a head injury, according to a report on CBC's Hockey Night in Canada.
Jeff Petry - D - Dec 7
Petry was forced into the quiet room during the second period of Saturday's game after he hit his head on the turnbuckle on a big hit. There is no word on his return.
Boyd Gordon - C - Dec 6
Gordon (undisclosed) was placed on injured reserve Friday, Bob Stauffer of 630 CHED reports.
Tyler Pitlick - RW - Dec 4
Pitlick (knee) skated with the team during Wednesday's session, Tom Gazzola of OilersTV.com reports.
Richard Bachman - G - Dec 4
Bachman (lower body) skated Wednesday morning for the first time since suffering his injury, Tom Gazzola of OilersTV.com reports.
Ilya Bryzgalov - G - Dec 4
Bryzgalov (concussion) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday, Seth Rorabaugh of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Ilya Bryzgalov - G - Dec 3
The Oilers confirmed Tuesday that Bryzgalov is dealing with concussion and whiplash symptoms.
Ilya Bryzgalov - G - Dec 2
The Oilers' decision to recall goaltender Jason LaBarbera on Monday indicates Bryzgalov could miss some time due to the head injury he suffered Sunday.
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||Sabres in 7
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|ELIAS SAYS ...|
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.
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Thursday, June 1
Sabres' McKee doesn't travel, out vs. CarolinaJay McKee did not travel with the Sabres to Carolina, leaving the team potentially down four regular defensemen for Game 7 of the Eastern Conference final on Thursday.
Wednesday, May 31
Fitting finale: Sabres, Hurricanes prepare for Game 7For nearly two weeks, the Carolina
Hurricanes and Buffalo Sabres have fought to a standstill to see
who will play for the Stanley Cup, so closing the intense series
with a Game 7 seems fitting.
Monday, May 29
Sabres, down 3-2, think pressure is all on CarolinaThe Sabres trail the Eastern Conference final series 3-2 to
Carolina, but Buffalo coach Lindy Ruff did his best Monday to gain
a psychological edge.
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Sunday, May 28
Groin injury sidelines Sabres' Numminen for Game 5Buffalo Sabres defenseman Teppo Numminen
missed Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals series on Sunday
night because of a lingering groin injury.
Saturday, May 27
Sabres defenseman Numminen expects Game 5 returnInjured Sabres defenseman Teppo Numminen expects to return for Game 5 on Sunday against the Carolina
Hurricanes in the Eastern Conference final.
Staal stealing playoff spotlight with offensive wizardyEric 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.
Friday, May 26
With neck injury still healing, Canes' Cole out for seasonThe Hurricanes announced Friday that winger Erik Cole will miss the rest of the season because of a neck injury.
Sabres down defenseman Numminen for Game 4Buffalo Sabres defenseman Teppo Numminen
will miss Friday's Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals series
against the Carolina Hurricanes because of a groin injury.
Thursday, May 25
Sabres D Tallinder done for playoffs with broken armSabres defenseman Henrik Tallinder has a
broken left arm and will miss the rest of the playoffs.
Fashion faux pas: Man cuts Canes sweaters off statuesA man irritated by oversized Hurricanes jerseys draped on four statues at the North Carolina Capitol slashed two of the garments off the monuments.
Sabres vow to persevere despite loss of TallinderThe Sabres have refused to use injuries as an excuse this season and they're not about to start now -- even after losing yet another defenseman.
Tuesday, May 23
Hurricanes will try to keep Sabres off their game againCredit the Carolina Hurricanes for being the first team in the postseason to get the Buffalo Sabres off their game.
Sunday, May 21
Canes' Cole back on ice for practice, iffy for playoffsWill Carolina's Erik Cole be back in the postseason? Cole won't be sure until he has a CT scan in the upcoming week to check his progress.