When the Carolina Hurricanes opened their 2017-18 campaign with an overtime victory against the Minnesota Wild on Saturday they did so in front of a sold-out crowd of 18,680 at PNC Arena. On Tuesday, the Hurricanes’ second home game of the season had a different feel. This time the team lost to the Columbus Blue Jackets in overtime and the announced attendance at PNC Arena was a sparse 7,892. The Hurricanes are about to embark on a four-game road trip, so their next home game isn’t until Oct. 24 when they host the Tampa Bay Lightning. There are plenty of tickets remaining for that contest, as the below Ticketmaster arena map indicates. The blue sections mean there are tickets available. The grey sections are sold out. Out of the 30 lower-bowl sections, 22 of them are listed as having more than 100 tickets available.
Hurricanes attendance drops by more than 10,000 after one game
Sportsnet | Oct 11