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'Brass Bonanza,' iconic Whalers song, returns during Hurricanes victory

Old school gem played in final seconds of win against Canadiens at PNC Arena

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Brass Bonanza plays in Raleigh

Brass Bonanza rings throughout the arena in Raleigh

Brass Bonanza, the Hartford Whalers theme, plays in the final minute of the Hurricanes' 2-0 win as the announcers and fans enjoy the moment

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With 27 seconds remaning in the Carolina Hurricanes' 2-0 victory against the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday, they struck up the old band.

The public address system blared the theme song from the franchise's past: "Brass Bonanza."

The iconic song from the days of the Hartford Whalers before their move to Carolina in 1997 delighted the crowd at PNC Arena, as well as announcers John Forslund and Tripp Tracy.

The decision to play "Brass Bonanza" comes on the heels of new owner Tom Dundon talking about how he wants to embrace the legacy of the Whalers. As usual, there were some classic Whalers jerseys on the backs of some of the fans in attendance.

Dundon officially became the Hurricanes majority owner on Jan. 11.

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