Oct. 2, 2009, was a day of missed opportunities, disappointments, and an opening-day home loss for the Carolina Hurricanes. In front of a sellout crowd, rowdy and ready to watch the Canes march their way to the Cup in the new season, Carolina had two shots sail wide with plenty of net open, two wristers off the post, and one goal nullified from a hand pass. The Hurricanes were also a dreadful 0-for-8 on the powerplay. New Flyers goalie Ray Emery was perfect throughout the night, and the Hurricanes are still waiting to score their first goal of the year, losing to Philadelphia, 2-0. Now they have to fly quickly into Boston tired, disappointed, and anxious. There is a loud, opposing crowd waiting in New England, and another elite and talented team on the other side of the ice. But they are h ...
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