Wayne Simmonds

Canes' Bickell gets SO goal before retiring due to MS

After Bryan Bickell put such a memorable end to his hockey career, it was hard to find a dry eye in the Carolina Hurricanes' locker room.

Bickell scored in the shootout of his final game before retiring because of multiple sclerosis, and the Hurricanes beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-3 Sunday night in the season finale for both teams.

"I think I sweated all the tears out, so I don't have much left," Bickell said after receiving countless handshakes and hugs from teammates. "It's been an emotional week leading into this day. Seeing my family here, all the people that supported me through it all, I'm just happy."

During a stoppage in the first period,...

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