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Hurricanes May Be Out Of Playoffs, But Stanley Cup Comes To Raleigh

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RALEIGH, N.C. — The Carolina Hurricanes may be out, but the StanleyCup is in Raleigh.

The Stanley Cup made a special visit to the WRAL studio during themorning show, along with the Carolina Hurricanes' mascot,Stormy. Each player on the championship team getsthe trophy for one day.

Mike Bolt, who takes the trophy to different locations, recalled the story of a group of players who got a flat tire and almost lost theStanley Cup.

"They had to pull the Cup out to get at thejack. They changed the tire took off for a partyand left the Cup by the side of the road," he says. "Itwas 40 miles away, and they realized when theygot to the party -- Oops! They had to turnaround, and sure enough, it was still sitting therewhen they got back."

The Stanley Cup is on the road 300 days a year.It is in the Triangle as part of the NHL's Hockey Fights Cancer charityfund-raising program.