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Equipment manager gets in game at goalie for Hurricanes

The Carolina Hurricanes could actually enjoy the final seconds of a loss.

Carolina equipment manager Jorge Alves played the last 7.6 seconds of the Hurricanes' 3-1 loss Saturday night to the Tampa Bay Lightning after signing a professional tryout contract to be the backup goalie in place of Eddie Lack, who is ill.

"It's special, it's unbelievable," said Alves, who didn't face a shot. "It's still pretty emotional for me. Yeah, amazing. I just remember looking down the ice and seeing the puck in the corner, and saying, 'Stay in that corner.'"

Alves, 37, has been one of Carolina's full-time equipment managers since the 2012-13 season and practices...

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