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Hamilton, Stormy sport spectacular mullets before Game 3

Mascot rolls out new hairdo to look like Hurricanes defenseman

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / Staff Writer

Stormy the Pig was all business in the front, but pure party in the back for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Final.

The Carolina Hurricanes mascot became defenseman Dougie Hamilton's doppelganger by sporting a spectacular mullet before their conference final home opener against the Boston Bruins at PNC Arena on Tuesday.

Tweet from @NHLStormy: #FlowBrothers

Hamilton has been working on his mullet throughout the Stanley Cup Playoffs, but Stormy's hairstyle was new and a dramatic departure from his regular wispy tuft of black hair. They debuted their similar hair and continued their season-long routine of getting together before home games at PNC Arena. 
Tweet from @NHLStormy: we stay surging ! #surgetogether

Hamilton clearly has a kinship with pigs. Aside from his close friendship with Stormy, he gave a good luck pet to Hamilton the Pig, Carolina's alternate mascot for the Stanley Cup Playoffs, before taking the ice for the third period of Game 3.

Tweet from @brookecain: Third period about to start and #HamiltonThePig gets a good luck pat from Dougie Hamilton @NHLCanes #TakeWarning #StanleyCup #gocanes

Unfortunately for Stormy and the Hurricanes, the new do didn't bring luck to the team. Carolina lost 2-1 and fell behind 3-0 in the best-of-7 series.

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