The Canes are No. 3 in NHL power rankings

The Carolina Hurricanes are ready to storm the NHL. 🏒

The Carolina Hurricanes hockey team huddle and celebrate on the ice.

The Canes’ will debut black as their primary home jersey color for the 25th Anniversary Season.

Photo by Jaylynn Nash + Carolina Hurricanes

Take Warning — hockey is back and the Canes are ready to storm the NHL.

Carolina is ranked No. 3 in the power rankings for the upcoming season, and ESPN has them as the No. 1 most promising team over the next three seasons. But back to the present. The Canes beat the Florida Panthers 4-3 during Saturday’s home preseason matchup.

Last season, the Hurricanes were eliminated from the Stanley Cup Playoffs by the New York Rangers after losing 6-2 in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. As the Canes look to compete in their 25th Anniversary Season, they will debut black as their primary home jersey color + a new, vintage-inspired uniform.

In addition to new threads, the team retooled in the offseason, bringing in two all-star players in defenseman Brent Burns and forward Max Pacioretty. Unfortunately, Carolina lost center Vincent Trocheck to the Rangers.

Opening night of the Canes’ 2022-23 NHL season is on Wed., Oct. 12, where they will take on the Columbus Blue Jackets on home ice at 7 p.m. Buy tickets.

We can’t wait to hear the loudest fans in hockey back in action + see how far the Canes go this season — with high hopes of another shot at the cup.

Here are nine home theme nights to plan ahead for (and get loud at) this season:

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