NHL - Teravainen helps lift Hurricanes past Wild 5-1

The Columbus Dispatch

RALEIGH, N.C. — As the final minutes ticked down off the clock Saturday night, the nearly sold-out crowd at PNC Arena began chanting: "We Want Play-OFFS!" at high volume and in perfect unison. The Carolina Hurricanes are close, and they and their postseason-starved fans can feel it. Teuvo Teravainen had a goal and two assists and the Hurricanes kept pace in the playoff race with a 5-1 win over the Minnesota Wild. Jordan Staal, Brett Pesce, Andrei Svechnikov and Lucas Wallmark also scored for Carolina, which picked up its fifth win in seven games to keep its hold on the Eastern Conference's first wild-card spot. Petr Mrazek stopped 24 shots. Get the news delivered to your inbox: Sign up for our

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