By R.L. Bynum
Hubert Davis continued to crank out success in Raleigh on Monday night.
After his Carolina team easily defeated N.C. State 84–74 on Feb. 26 in his first visit to PNC Arena as UNC’s head coach, he brought the Carolina Hurricanes good luck in the opener of their first-round Stanley Cup playoffs series with the Boston Bruins.
Before the third period, Davis cranked the hurricane siren with the Canes already ahead 2–0. The final period went well for Carolina, which pulled out a 5–1 victory.
With the number of N.C. State fans who show up at Canes games, it was hard to predict what the crowd reaction would be. It appeared to be a mixture of cheers and boos, but there was some disagreement from reporters on Twitter as to which side was louder.
Cory Lavalette, the Canes beat writer for the North State Journal, gives a grade to each siren cranker and he gave Davis an “A.”
Davis is the second Tar Heel to crank the siren since UNC’s run to the Final Four. On April 7, three days after UNC’s loss to Kansas in the NCAA final, Brady Manek cranked the siren when the Canes defeated the Buffalo Sabres 5–3.