Carolina Hurricanes Make History, Win First-Ever Presidents’ Trophy as Top Seed in NHL Playoffs

The Carolina Hurricanes have won the Presidents’ Trophy for the first time in franchise history, finishing with the best record in the NHL during the 2020-21 regular season. The Hurricanes clinched the trophy with a 5-0 win over the Nashville Predators on Saturday, finishing the season with a record of 36-12-8 for 80 points.

The Presidents’ Trophy is awarded annually to the team that finishes with the most points in the regular season. The Hurricanes are now the top seed in the NHL playoffs and will face the Nashville Predators in the first round.

The Presidents’ Trophy has been won by 24 different teams since its inception in the 1985-86 season, with the Detroit Red Wings holding the record for the most wins with six.

The Tampa Bay Lightning won the trophy last year before going on to win the Stanley Cup, and the Hurricanes will be hoping to follow in their footsteps and claim their first-ever championship in franchise history.

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