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Tweetmail No. 231: Schedule, Flights & Fights

by Michael Smith @MSmithCanes / CarolinaHurricanes.com

VANCOUVER - Hello and welcome to Tweetmail, a weekly feature on Hurricanes.com in which I take your Twitter questions about the Carolina Hurricanes or other assorted topics and answer them in mailbag form. Hopefully the final product is insightful to some degree, and maybe we have some fun along the way.

Let's get to it.

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Canes Bash to be Held March 1

The event presented by PNC Bank will benefit the Carolina Hurricanes Foundation

by Canes PR @Canes / Carolina Hurricanes News Release

RALEIGH, NC - The Carolina Hurricanes will host the third annual Canes Bash benefitting the Carolina Hurricanes Foundation on Sunday, March 1st at PNC Arena. The Canes Bash is proudly presented by PNC Bank, long-time supporter of the Carolina Hurricanes Foundation. This year, there will be a mystery looming over PNC Arena. Attendees can join in the fun and help solve the mystery of "whodunit" while they try their luck at various casino games or challenge one of the Canes players to a variety of other games. Carolina Hurricanes coaches, broadcasters and front-office executives will also be in attendance.

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Recap: Canes Double Up Oilers, 6-3

Martinook nets game-winner in third, Aho scores twice

by Michael Smith @MSmithCanes / CarolinaHurricanes.com

EDMONTON - Though the Carolina Hurricanes saw a 3-0 lead they built in the first period go by the wayside in the third, they responded with three unanswered goals to top the Edmonton Oilers, 6-3.

Jordan Martinook netted the game-winning goal in the third period, while Sebastian Aho followed up his hat trick with a two-goal performance.

Here are five takeaways from the first game of the Canes' road trip.

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Projected Lineup: Hurricanes at Oilers

Necas returns to the lineup in Edmonton

by Michael Smith @MSmithCanes / CarolinaHurricanes.com

EDMONTON - The Carolina Hurricanes kick off a five-game road trip in Edmonton on Tuesday night.

Martin Necas, who has missed the last four games with a lower-body injury, will draw back into the lineup, while Julien Gauthier is back with the big club after making his NHL debut in October.

GAME PREVIEW

Here is the projected lineup for the Hurricanes.

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Preview: Hurricanes at Oilers

Canes begin five-game road trip in Edmonton

by Michael Smith @MSmithCanes / CarolinaHurricanes.com

EDMONTON - The Carolina Hurricanes begin a five-game road trip in Edmonton, where they meet the Pacific Division-leading Oilers for the first time this season.

Before embarking on their longest road trip of the season, the Canes scored two straight wins at home over San Jose and Minnesota.

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Upbeat Canes Embark on Lengthy Road Trip

Wins over San Jose, Minnesota helped Canes build momentum for five-game road swing

by Michael Smith @MSmithCanes / CarolinaHurricanes.com

Two countries. Six cities. Five games. Eleven days. Some 7,000-odd miles.

The Carolina Hurricanes have embarked on their longest road trip of the season - there's another five-game trip on the schedule in March, but it's not as long in duration - that will take them through Western Canada and Colorado. From Raleigh to Edmonton to Vancouver to Calgary to Winnipeg to Denver and then back to Raleigh, an 11-day flight pattern that loosely resembles the beginnings of some sort of cross-stitch design.

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Canes Recall Gauthier from Charlotte

Forward leads Checkers with 10 goals

by Canes PR @Canes / Carolina Hurricanes News Release

RALEIGH, NC - Don Waddell, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has recalled forward Julien Gauthier from the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League (AHL).

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Recap: Aho, Canes Tame Wild

Aho records hat trick, five points in 6-2 win

by Michael Smith @MSmithCanes / CarolinaHurricanes.com

A hat trick and a career high five points from Sebastian Aho helped the Carolina Hurricanes roll past the Minnesota Wild, 6-2.

In addition to Aho's five-point night, which included an even-strength goal, a power-play goal and a shorthanded goal, Teuvo Teravainen posted three primary assists.

Here are five takeaways from Star Wars Night.

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Canes Reassign Bishop and Gibbons to Charlotte

by Canes PR @Canes / Carolina Hurricanes News Release

RALEIGH, NC - Don Waddell, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has reassigned forwards Clark Bishop and Brian Gibbons to the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League (AHL).

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Projected Lineup: Wild vs. Hurricanes

Van Riemsdyk draws in, Mrazek in net

by Michael Smith @MSmithCanes / CarolinaHurricanes.com

It's Star Wars Night at PNC Arena, and time to drop the puck, it almost is.

Petr Mrazek will start in net for the Canes, who will also make a swap on defense with Trevor van Riemsdyk drawing in and Haydn Fleury sitting out, according to head coach Rod Brind'Amour.

GAME PREVIEW

Here is the projected lineup for the Hurricanes.

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