Some people are afraid of spiders. Some are afraid of the dark. For the Carolina Hurricanes, it seems that their boogeyman is the New York Rangers. After a disappointing 5-2 loss Friday night at PNC Arena, the Rangers completed the season series sweep, 4-0-0.

Hurricanes right wing Andrei Svechnikov shouts back at the Rangers after a scuffle on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020 at PNC Arena. Svechnikov had one assist in 19 shifts and one penalty served in the 5-2 loss to the New York Rangers.

For those who grew up around the sport of hockey, skating on an outdoor pond is supposed to invoke feelings of a simpler time long gone by. For a lot of the people who play in the National Hockey League today, it’s where they grew to love the game and decided to make it their profession. Even for those who weren’t quite as talented at hockey (that would include me), outdoor hockey still conjures up feelings of childlike joy and memories of when they were younger.

Although this week is a little slow with sports, the games that are around campus this week are vital to each team. Wrestling takes on a fierce top-10 North Carolina team, while club hockey starts to wrap up its season at home.