The Canes are their typical selves this season.They're two games over .500, 5-10-6 on the road, and have lost two games in a row. They're relying on Jeff Skinner (13-14-27), Victor Rask (10-26-26), and Teuvo Teravainen (9-11-20) for point production.
As an added bonus, old friend Lee Stempniak is on the Canes this year, if you were keeping track.
It's a bit anti-climatic to play a non-conference team right after the Winter Classic, but it's also probably anti-climatic to play a game indoors, so maybe any feelings of meh this evening aren't entirely the Canes' fault.
This is your morning open thread. Check back later on for a Lighting the Lamp from Rick, your preview, and a GDT. While you're waiting on puck drop, head to Canes Country and discuss what constitutes a proper BBQ sauce (spoiler: it's not Carolina).