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Whalers Night features 'Brass Bonanza,' Pucky and those great uniforms

Hurricanes fire up the fun in homage to franchise's old days

by Daniel O'Leary @DanOLeary25 / NHL.com Staff Writer

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What a whale of a night.

The Carolina Hurricanes dipped into their past for a game on Sunday against the Boston Bruins, donning the classic uniforms of the Hartford Whalers.

The Hurricanes franchise was known as the Whalers until 1997.

The reason for the celebration was simple, according to Hurricanes owner Tom Dundon.

Tweet from @TDCanes: Hockey is about having fun. I hope fans everywhere can enjoy this today as we honor Hartford and our past. pic.twitter.com/vkmU5H0cGz

The team went all out in celebration of all things Whalers, starting by changing the profile pictures on all social media accounts to the famous whale tail logo.

The uniforms were just as incredible as we all remember.

Tweet from @NHLCanes: Decades in the making pic.twitter.com/1uyB1gTL6G

Goalie Petr Mrazek had a custom mask and pads made for the occasion.

Tweet from @NHLCanes: .@pmrazek34's mask 👌 pic.twitter.com/3O27FxNxWC

Even Pucky, the Whalers mascot, was in attendance.

Tweet from @NHLCanes: Pucky sounds the @VectorSecurity Storm Siren! pic.twitter.com/Vg2R9oMg8O

And, of course, when a goal was scored, "Brass Bonanza" was played.

Tweet from @NHLCanes: Teuvo hits the goal and Brass Bonanza plays! pic.twitter.com/8ZsjEZBAFo

And, because it is 2018, emojis were tweeted.

Tweet from @NHLCanes: 🎺🎺🎺🎺🎺🐳🐳🐳🐳🐳🎺🎺🎺🎺🎺🐳🐳🐳🐳🐳🎺🎺🎺🎺🎺🐳🐳🐳🐳🐳🎺🎺🎺🎺🎺🐳🐳🐳🐳🐳🎺🎺🎺🎺🎺🐳🐳🐳🐳🐳🎺🎺🎺🎺🎺🐳🐳🐳🐳🐳🎺🎺🎺🎺🎺🐳🐳🐳🐳🐳🎺🎺🎺🎺🎺🐳🐳🐳🐳🐳🎺🎺🎺🎺🎺🐳🐳🐳🐳🐳🎺🎺🎺🎺🎺🐳🐳🐳🐳🐳🎺🎺🎺🎺🎺🐳🐳🐳🐳🐳🎺🎺🎺🎺🎺🐳🐳🐳🐳🐳🎺🎺🎺🎺🎺 pic.twitter.com/rGOmNNyY6D

After the 5-3 win, the players, who have found unique ways to celebrate all year, went with what sort of looked like whales out of water in celebration.

Tweet from @NHLCanes: Whale whale whale, what have we got here? pic.twitter.com/SvCSdExMIA

All in good fun.

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