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Hurricanes clinch top spot in Central Division, McCormick clears waivers

May 8, 2021, 3:30 PM ET [1 Comments]
Ben Shelley
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The Carolina Hurricanes clinched top spot in the Central Division last night, as a result of the Tampa Bay Lightning falling 5-2 to the Dallas Stars.

The Hurricanes will face either the Dallas Stars or Nashville Predators in the first round of the playoffs. Tampa Bay and Florida will face off in the other first round Central Division series.

Securing top spot in the division was key for Carolina, as it means they’ll have a more favourable matchup than facing either the Lightning or Panthers in the first round. There’s currently a 15-point gap between the Lightning/Panthers and the Nashville Predators.

In other news, the Hurricanes placed forward Max McCormick on waivers yesterday and he cleared today. McCormick has played 10 games with the Hurricanes this season, scoring two goals.

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