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Canes fans welcome home winners

Posted April 29, 2009

— Hundreds of Carolina Hurricanes fans cheered as their team arrived at Raleigh-Durham International Airport early Wednesday after beating the New Jersey Devils 4-3 Tuesday night in one of the greatest last-minute comebacks in NHL history.

"I've seen a lot of stuff, but nothing quite like this," said fan Corbin Cummings.

Brooke Bailey said she begged her dad to let her go to RDU to welcome the team home, even though it was a school night for her.

"(He) told me I had to wake up real good tomorrow or I couldn't go again. So, I'm kind of excited," she said. "I've been a 'Canes fan since I was born. I was kind of born when they came here."

Fans waived signs and screamed as players drove by, leaving the airport.

"I'm a big sports fan, but there's nothing like playoff hockey," said fan Freddie Bailey.

Carolina next plays the top-seeded Bruins in a series that starts on Friday in Boston.


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  • aoakley336 Apr 29, 2009

    Squeek, what is your problem? How does cheering on your team have anything to do with class? We were greeting our own players!! It would've been different if we were down at the airport making fun of the Devils after they lost a game here. You live your life in your little shell, I'm gonna have a little bit of harmless fun before I die! Let's Go Canes!

  • mrmud4x4 Apr 29, 2009

    go canes, go canes, go canes !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • BottomLine Apr 29, 2009

    Go Canes ! Way to stick with it

  • ECU 2916 Apr 29, 2009

    No Problem Squeek ............ WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!

  • Squeek Apr 29, 2009

    Ya'll are mean. I don't care what state did in 83, I didn't graduate from state, my husband did. (He just won't let me pull for anybody else, hehehe) Thanks for the face ECU.

  • panthers254 Apr 29, 2009

    kind of like those state students throwing furniture out the window in 83 and setting it on fire. they know how to celebrate, it's just they dont get to do it very often.

  • ECU 2916 Apr 29, 2009

    Hey Squeek I'm making one of those faces just for you now.......GO CANES!!!!!

  • Squeek Apr 29, 2009

    To each his own, I guess. You can celebrate however you like, I just choose to act like I have some sense. And no WTVD, I'm a very happy person, I just show it in different ways apparently.

  • wildervb Apr 29, 2009

    Squeek, They're cheering for their team because they're happy, sports is a wonderful diversion from the real world. Don't be such a stick in the mud.

  • Squeek Apr 29, 2009

    No WTVD, I'm not Amish. I just have more class than to act stupid in public.