RALEIGH — The Carolina Hurricanes have enjoyed record attendance this season. And, apparently, fans have paid for it. The Hurricanes set a regular-season attendance...

RALEIGH — The Carolina Hurricanes have enjoyed record attendance this season. And, apparently, fans have paid for it. The Hurricanes set a regular-season attendance record in the 38th game of 41 home dates. That came with a March 24 overflow crowd of 18,763 against the San Jose Sharks.

Now with two home games remaining, the Hurricanes have drawn an announced total of 677,064 in 39 home dates to the RBC Center. That’s an average of 17,361 per game, including 18 sellouts or overflow crowds….

The Hurricanes end the season with home games Friday and Saturday against the Atlanta Thrashers and Florida Panthers, respectively. They won’t qualify for the playoffs.

This season’s seating capacity for hockey games at the RBC Center was decreased to 18,639 because of the addition of the Champion’s Club on the club level of the north end of the arena. Capacity for hockey had been 18,730.

Some attendance figures are listed above the seating capacity because standing room tickets are available for some games.

The Hurricanes are 20-15-4 this season at the RBC Center… (Full Story)