What do you need to play a sport? Well, obviously you need at least one person or entity. Then, depending on the sport, you might not need more than yourself and maybe some equipment, like a bat or a racket, or maybe a computer and program for some esports. But one very common element in a lot of sports is the presence of a ball.

During the league’s continued suspension, the Carolina Hurricanes signed college seniors David and Jason Cotton, both forwards, to deals after their collegiate careers came to a close with the cancellation of the rest of the NCAA D1 men’s hockey season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Carolina Hurricanes have had a mixed bag when it comes to this season. There have been highs, a 5-0-0 start and a 4-0-1 West Coast road trip, but there have also been plenty of lows, injury problems and struggles against their own division.

With a great opportunity to move back into a playoff spot and try to beat some of the hopefuls away, the Carolina Hurricanes dropped yet another home game. In front of their 12th sold-out crowd, the Canes lost their fourth straight home game in wrenching fashion to the Colorado Avalanche 3-2 at PNC Arena Friday night.

Hurricanes left wing Teuvo Teravainen celebrates a goal that tied the game versus the Avalanche on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020 at PNC Arena. Teravainen had two goals on five shots in the 3-2 loss to the Colorado Avalanche.

The Carolina Hurricanes couldn’t overcome a handful of costly mistakes as they lost to the Dallas Stars 4-1 at PNC Arena Tuesday night.