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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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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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Recap: Checkers Top Penguins to Take 2-0 Series Lead

Fleury scores twice, Nedeljkovic makes 27 saves in 4-1 win

by Michael Smith @MSmithCanes / CarolinaHurricanes.com

CHARLOTTE - The Charlotte Checkers took a 2-0 lead in their first-round Calder Cup Playoff series with a 4-1 victory over the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in a pivotal Game 2.

Josiah Didier netted the game-winning goal in the third period, while Haydn Fleury chipped in with a pair of goals, as well.

Here are five takeaways from Game 2.

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Recap: Checkers Complete Comeback to Win Game 1 in OT

Wallmark nets game-winner early in overtime

by Michael Smith @MSmithCanes / CarolinaHurricanes.com

CHARLOTTE - The Charlotte Checkers took Game 1 of their first-round Calder Cup Playoff series in dramatic fashion with a comeback 3-2 overtime win over the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.

Lucas Wallmark netted the game-winning goal just over three minutes into overtime, while Aleksi Saarela and Valentin Zykov scored to tie the game in the third period.

Here are five takeaways from tonight's playoff opener in Charlotte.

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Recap: Canes Top Bolts in OT in Season Finale

Lindholm scores the game-winner 49 seconds into overtime

by Michael Smith @MSmithCanes / CarolinaHurricanes.com

It took 49 seconds of extra time, but the Carolina Hurricanes finished the 2017-18 season with a win, as they defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2 in overtime.

Elias Lindholm netted the game-winner, a one-time bullet, while Jordan Staal and Justin Williams found the back of the net in regulation.

Here are five takeaway's from tonight's season finale.

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Gameday: Lightning vs. Hurricanes

by Michael Smith @MSmithCanes / CarolinaHurricanes.com

Thank you, fans!

This is the gameday hub, where you can find all the latest news and information you need to know for tonight's season finale featuring the Tampa Bay Lightning and Carolina Hurricanes. Make Hurricanes.com a regular stop throughout the day, as we update this hub with notes, videos, photos and more as puck drop draws near.

We'll be rinkside at PNC Arena for the Hurricanes' final morning skate of the season, slated for 10 a.m.

Last updated: 4:55 p.m.

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Recap: Canes Drop Road Finale in Philadelphia

Canes suffer 4-3 loss in final road game of season

by Michael Smith @MSmithCanes / CarolinaHurricanes.com

PHILADELPHIA - The Carolina Hurricanes dropped a 4-3 decision to the Philadelphia Flyers in their final road game of the season.

Klas Dahlbeck scored his first goal of the season, Sebastian Aho scored his 29th goal of the season and Jordan Staal tied the game late in the third period, but Jakub Voracek netted the game-winner with just under six minutes left in regulation.

Here are five takeaways from tonight's road finale.

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Gameday: Hurricanes at Flyers

by Michael Smith @MSmithCanes / CarolinaHurricanes.com

PHILADELPHIA - The road (schedule) ends here.

This is the gameday hub, where you can find all the latest news and information you need to know for tonight's road finale featuring the Carolina Hurricanes and Philadelphia Flyers. Make Hurricanes.com a regular stop throughout the day, as we update this hub with notes, photos and more as puck drop draws near.

The Hurricanes will not hold a morning skate today.

Last updated: 6:35 p.m.

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Recap: Canes Come Up Short Against Panthers

Canes drop 3-2 decision to desperate Panthers club

by Michael Smith @MSmithCanes / CarolinaHurricanes.com

SUNRISE, Fla. - The Carolina Hurricanes fell 3-2 to the Florida Panthers on Monday night at BB&T Center.

Trevor van Riemsdyk and Derek Ryan netted goals for the Hurricanes in their first game after being mathematically eliminated from postseason contention.

Here are five takeaways from tonight's game.

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