Hurricanes release seven-game preseason schedule

Just two exhibition games at PNC Arena

Eamon Queeney—The North State Journal
The Carolina Hurricanes take the ice before the NHL game against the Toronto Maple Leafs at PNC Arena in Raleigh on Feb. 19.

RALEIGH — The Carolina Hurricanes announced their seven-game preseason schedule Thursday, which includes just two games at PNC Arena and one neutral site game in Saskatchewan.The Hurricanes open their exhibition slate with two road games in two nights, in Buffalo on Sept. 18 and in Tampa Bay on Sept. 19. Carolina returns home the next day, Sept. 20, to host Tampa Bay at 7 p.m. at PNC Arena.The team returns to action Sept. 23 in Washington before playing its next two games against the Edmonton Oilers. The first is Sept. 25 at Rogers Place, and the second is Sept. 27 at SaskTel Centre in Saskatchewan. The Hurricanes close their preseason schedule Sept. 29 when they host the Capitals at 7:30 p.m. It is the second straight season the Hurricanes will play seven exhibition games. Last season Carolina went 4-2-1 in the preseason, including winning three of four that went past regulation.