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Carolina Hurricanes Information

Formerly the Hartford Whalers, the Hurricanes franchise started in 1972. The team is based in Raleigh, North Carolina and is part of the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference. Their most successful season was 2005-06 when they won their first and only Stanley Cup. For the following two seasons they were unable to make the playoffs, posting records barely over .500.

The 2009 Hurricanes came back and were ready to take on the best teams in the league. They advanced to the playoffs and through the first two rounds, including a second round series victory over the top seeded Boston Bruins. They lost to the Pittsburgh Penguins in just four games, and in 2010, failed to make the playoffs. Again in the 2011-2012 season, the Hurricanes had an overall record of 33-33 and did not qualify for the playoffs.

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