The Carolina Hurricanes are on a roll and having fun in the process. Their postgame celebrations have garnered plenty of attention, even drawing the ire of Don Cherry, who dubbed the team as a "bunch of jerks". Does this look like a "bunch of jerks" to you?
Look at them! Even Stormy's having fun in the celebration! Anyway, the Hurricanes have won five straight games and are three points out of first place behind the Stanley Cup Champion Washington Capitals and the surprising New York Islanders. In fact, Carolina's 13-3 in their last 16 games. Sebastian Aho's emergence as a quality left wing (72 points, 26 goals) has been a major catalyst for the Hurricanes' surge. Justin Williams (18 goals), Teuvo Teravainen (18 goals), and Michael Ferland (17 goals) have also contributed to Carolina's balanced line attack.
It's been a long time since the Hurricanes last made the playoffs. In fact, the Hurricanes last made the playoffs in 2009. If Carolina keeps winning, they might be celebrating in the most lavish of ways: hoisting the Stanley Cup for only the second time in franchise history.
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