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It's a Blackhawks reunion with Hurricanes

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  • Chicago Blackhawks' Brandon Saad fails on a penalty shot to get the puck past Carolina Hurricanes goalie Scott Darling during the first period on Saturday in Raleigh, N.C.

    Chicago Blackhawks' Brandon Saad fails on a penalty shot to get the puck past Carolina Hurricanes goalie Scott Darling during the first period on Saturday in Raleigh, N.C.
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By Mark Lazerus
Chicago Sun-Times

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Tanner Kero caught a glimpse of the dry-erase board stuck to the wall of the cramped visitors dressing room at PNC Arena and could only smile. Teuvo Teravainen was listed on the top line, Joakim Nordstrom and Marcus Kruger in the bottom six. Trevor van Riemsdyk was on defense, Scott Darling was in goal, and Klas Dahlbeck was among the healthy scratches.

More than a quarter of the Carolina Hurricanes roster is ex-Blackhawks. Even their head coach, Bill Peters, spent three seasons as coach of the Rockford IceHogs, guiding the likes of Corey Crawford and Niklas Hjalmarsson before they became Stanley Cup champions.

"It's definitely different," Kero said. "But it's exciting. I think both teams will be fired up for this one."

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