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Hurricanes shout out March Madness, van Riemsdyk throws down dunk

Storm Surge following win against Wild inspired by NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament

by Dan O'Leary @DanOLeary25 / Staff Writer

Canes' March Madness celebration

MIN@CAR: Canes imitate March Madness in Storm Surge

The Hurricanes celebrate their 5-1 win at home by participating in their own NCAA Tournament in the team's latest Storm Surge

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The Carolina Hurricanes know it's March Madness time.

For the latest Storm Surge, the Hurricanes broke out a basketball hoop and set up a play following their 5-1 win against the Minnesota Wild on Saturday.

Defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk was the point guard, and he ended up calling his own number.

Forward Greg McKegg came out to defend but a screen from Calvin de Haan sprung van Riemsdyk, who threw down a dunk with authority.

As he was skating off the ice, van Riemsdyk paid homage to one of the all-time greatest dunkers by pulling out Vince Carter's famous "It's over" gesture from the 2000 NBA Slam Dunk Contest.

Tweet from @NHLCanes: .@TvanRiemsdyk6 inspired by the best

After the slam, "One Shining Moment," the song traditionally played at the end of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament, played over the PNC Arena sound system.

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