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Finland Upset, Team USA Advances in Worlds

Ryan, Darling advance to semifinals

by Michael Smith @MSmithCanes / CarolinaHurricanes.com

Medal hopes remain alive for just two Carolina Hurricanes after quarterfinal play in the 2018 IIHF World Championship.

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Canes Sign Maenalanen to One-Year Contract

Former Predators pick skated for Finland at 2018 IIHF World Championship

by Terrell Williams @CanesPR / 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 signed forward Saku Maenalanen to a one-year, two-way contract. The deal will pay Maenalanen $832,500 in the NHL or $70,000 in the American Hockey League (AHL) during the 2018-19 season. He receives as signing bonus of $92,500.

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Tweetmail No. 188: Front Office, Available Players & Worlds

by Michael Smith @MSmithCanes / CarolinaHurricanes.com

Hello and welcome to Tweetmail, presented by our friends at Tijuana Flats! Wear your Canes gear to participating Raleigh locations on Wednesdays throughout the season and receive 50% off any entrée.

Tweetmail is a weekly feature on CarolinaHurricanes.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 in Worlds Advance to Quarterfinals

Aho, Teravainen lead Team Finland to first place in Group B

by Michael Smith @MSmithCanes / CarolinaHurricanes.com

The 2018 IIHF World Championship wrapped up preliminary round play on Tuesday, and all five Carolina Hurricanes involved in the tournament are moving on to the medal round, which begins with a quartet of quarterfinals games on Thursday, May 17.

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Recap: Checkers Eliminated by Phantoms

Charlotte falls 5-1 to Lehigh Valley in Game 5

by Michael Smith @MSmithCanes / CarolinaHurricanes.com

CHARLOTTE - The Charlotte Checkers were eliminated from Calder Cup Playoff contention in a 5-1 loss to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms in Game 5 of the second round.

As he was all series long, Alex Lyon was a difference-maker in net for the Phantoms. He made 27 saves on 28 shots, with Roland McKeown scoring the lone goal for the Checkers.

Here are four takeaways from a decisive Game 5.

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Hurricanes Sign Geekie to Entry-Level Contract

Forward netted 17 goals in 14 playoff games for Tri-City

by Terrell Williams @CanesPR / Carolina Hurricanes News Release

RALEIGH, NC - The Carolina Hurricanes today announced that the team has signed forward Morgan Geekie to a three-year, entry-level contract. On the NHL level, the deal will pay Geekie $650,000 in 2018-19 and $700,000 in 2019-20 and 2020-21. He will be paid $70,000 per season on the AHL level and receives a signing bonus of $240,000.

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Recap: Checkers Lose in Quintuple OT

Game 4 marathon loss has Charlotte on brink of elimination

by Mike Maniscalco @MikeManiscalco / CarolinaHurricanes.com

CHARLOTTE - The Checkers and Phantoms played the longest AHL playoff game in history. The teams were tied at one after 60 minutes of regulation then went on to play and additional 86:48 of overtime to set the record.

Alex Krushelnyski netted the game winner for the Phantoms 6:48 into the FIFTH overtime period to give Lehigh Valley the 2-1 victory. Charlotte put 95 shots on goalie Alex Lyon who turned away all but Patrick Brown's shot in the second period.

The Checkers now trail the best of seven second round series 3-1.

Here are five takeaways from Game 4.

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Recap: Checkers Fall 5-1 to Phantoms

Lehigh Valley leads the series 2-1

by Mike Maniscalco @MikeManiscalco / CarolinaHurricanes.com

CHARLOTTE - The Charlotte Checkers suffered their first home loss of this postseason, dropping a 5-1 decision to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. The Checkers now trail the second round, best-of-seven series two games to one.

Phantoms goaltender Alex Lyon made 34 saves, Valentin Zykov's power-play goal in the second period was the lone Checkers marker.

Following in the footsteps of "The Web's Michael Smith," here are five takeaways from Game 3.

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The Only Choice

by Mike Sundheim @MikeSundheim / CarolinaHurricanes.com

RALEIGH - Elliotte Friedman had hardly hit send on the tweet breaking the news, and the texts started to come in.

From across the continent, and even over an ocean, former teammates, staff members and current players chimed in. They all said differing (and often quite colorful) versions of the same message:

"Finally."

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Hurricanes Name Rod Brind'Amour as Head Coach

Former captain is 14th person to serve as head coach in franchise history

by Terrell Williams @CanesPR / Carolina Hurricanes News Release

RALEIGH, NC - The Carolina Hurricanes today announced that the team has named Rod Brind'Amour as its head coach. The team also announced that Don Waddell will officially serve as president and general manager.

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