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Haula hits Slavin for touchdown during 'Super' Storm Surge

Hurricanes play football after victory against Canucks

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / NHL.com Staff Writer

Hurricanes' Super Bowl Surge

VAN@CAR: Hurricanes break out pigskin for Storm Surge

The Hurricanes celebrate Super Bowl Sunday in grand fashion, as Erik Haula passes over the middle to Jaccob Slavin for a touchdown

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The Carolina Hurricanes capped a Super Sunday with a stellar Storm Surge.

The Hurricanes played football, with forward Erik Haula completing a touchdown pass to defenseman Jaccob Slavin, for their postgame celebration after their 4-3 shootout win against the Vancouver Canucks.

After goalie James Reimer stopped Bo Horvat to clinch the victory, the Hurricanes lined up in football formation, and a pigskin appeared on the ice, while participating in the setup Skol clap. Haula fielded a subpar snap from Petr Mrazek, faked a handoff to forward Jordan Martinook and hit Slavin over the middle for the score.

Slavin slammed the ball into the ice, perhaps in his best Rob Gronkowski or Julian Edelman impersonation.

We'll let you decide if this was better than the football celebration from Fayetteville of the SPHL.

Carolina's football game was the appetizer for Super Bowl LIV between the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs.

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