After visiting Russia, Finland, Ottawa, Vancouver, San Jose, Los Angeles and Phoenix, the Carolina Hurricanes
are glad to be back in Raleigh.
The 'Canes, who've traveled more than 15,000 miles since their last home preseason game 26 days ago, become the last of the NHL's 30 teams to play its home opener when the Washington Capitals
come to the RBC Center Wednesday night for a 7 p.m. ET faceoff.
The Hurricanes return home with a 4-3-0 record after a 4-3 overtime victory in Phoenix on Saturday -- a game they won in OT after blowing a 3-0 lead in the final 15 minutes of regulation. The Capitals also are coming off an overtime victory; they beat Atlanta 4-3 at home on Saturday.
The Caps-Hurricanes game is one of six on the NHL schedule.