Located in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA, the Carolina Hurricanes are a professional ice hockey team. Carolina Hurricanes are the members of the Eastern Conference’s Southeast Division of the National Hockey League (NHL); Carolina Hurricanes played their home games at the 18,680-seat RBC Center. Of the three major professional sports franchises based in the state of North Carolina, the Carolina Hurricanes are the only one that is not located in Charlotte (Carolina Panthers, Charlotte Bobcats).
The Carolina Hurricanes was established in the year1971 as the New England Whalers of the World Hockey Association, and joined the National Hockey League in the year 1979 as the Hartford Whalers, relocating to North Carolina in year 1997. Carolina Hurricanes won their first Stanley Cup in the 2005–06 season, by beating the Edmonton Oilers four by three.
The Cup-winning coach the Peter Laviolette was fired earlier in December and was replaced by his own precursor, Paul Maurice. The club, on 7th Feb, acquired utility forward the Jussi Jokinen from the Tampa Bay Lightning in an exchange for the Wade Brookbank, Josef Melichar and Carolina’s fourth-round draft pick in year 2009 and retained winger Erik Cole. The stretch run includes nine straight wins, matching a franchise record from the 2005-06 seasons, and capped off a stripe of twelve straight home wins, which set a new franchise score.