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With the Captain benched, Carolina gets first road win

On Monday, there was a lot of contention amongst Hurricanes fans when rumors started to circulate that Rod Brind’Amour would be a healthy scratch for the Pens game.  While some refused to believe it and some chose to have their feelings by it, the rumor had truth to it.  Carolina’s 78 year-old Captain was exiled to the press box as a healthy scratch.  The coaching staff finally decided that his five minutes of ice time should go to someone else. 
On some teams, this might have made waves in the room, but it didn’t seem to upset the group in white tonight.  When the final horn sounded, Carolina got its first road win of the season on their penultimate visit to the Mellon Arena.

Manny Legace managed not to get injured tonight, which disproves my theory about his health in the first seven days of December.  Or at least it stops a bizarre trend.  One other bizarre trend continued, and it was that Eric Staal registered zero goals and two assists for the third straight game.   

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