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PREVIEW: Senators at Hurricanes

Monday, 10.24.2005 / 9:40 AM ET / News
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PREVIEW: Senators at Hurricanes

Ottawa Senators vs. Carolina Hurricanes

Monday, October 24, 7:00 p.m.
RBC Center, Raleigh, NC
TICKETS

Hurricanes:
4-2-1 (9 pts.)
Senators: 6-0-0 (12 pts.)

Tonight’s Game
The Carolina Hurricanes return to the RBC Center on Monday night to face the undefeated Ottawa Senators in the first game of a three-game home stand (7 p.m., Fox Sports Net, Hurricanes Radio Network).

The Hurricanes will host the Boston Bruins on Wednesday and the Philadelphia Flyers on Friday in the second and third games of Carolina’s first extended home stand of 2005-06. The Hurricanes are coming off of a three-game road swing that saw the team collect five of six possible points with wins at New Jersey (10/15, 6-1) and Washington (10/22, 4-0), and an overtime loss at Toronto (10/20, 5-4). Carolina has now earned at least a point in each of its last four games, dating back to a 7-2 win against Washington at the RBC Center on Oct. 12. The Hurricanes have not lost in regulation since a 3-2 loss at the New York Islanders on Oct. 8.

Milestone Watch

  • Center Kevyn Adams will earn his 100th NHL point with his next goal or assist.
  • Center Josef Vasicek played in his 300th NHL/Hurricanes game in Carolina’s 4-0 win at Washington on Oct. 22.
  • Defenseman Glen Wesley passed Kevin Dineen (708) for second place on the franchise games-played list on Oct. 20 at Toronto
  • Hurricanes coach Peter Laviolette earned his 100th NHL coaching win with Carolina’s 6-1 win at New Jersey on Oct. 15.

Television: Fox Sports Net
Radio: Hurricanes Radio Network – WWMY 102.9 FM (Raleigh – flagship), WYSR 1590 AM (High Point), WMFD 630 AM (Wilmington)
Internet: www.carolinahurricanes.com

Carolina Notes
Hurricanes center Eric Staal ranked tied for third in the NHL in scoring through Saturday’s games with 12 points (5g, 7a) in seven games. New York Rangers winger Jaromir Jagr led the league with 15 points (10g, 5a) through Saturday’s games, while Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Bryan McCabe ranked second with 13 points (2g, 11a).

With a power-play goal in the Hurricanes’ 4-0 shutout win at Washington on Oct. 22, Captain Rod Brind’Amour now carries a four-game goal-scoring and points streak into Monday’s game (10/12-10/22: 5g, 2a). But, Brind’Amour isn’t the only one with a hot stick lately. Winger Erik Cole’s name has made the score sheet in each of the last four games, matching Brind’Amour’s points streak (10/12-10/20: 3g, 4a). Likewise, Cory Stillman has at least one point in each of Carolina’s last four contests (10/12-10/22: 2g, 4a). Defenseman Oleg Tverdovsky (10/8-10/20: 1g, 5a) and center Eric Staal (10/5-10/12: 5g, 3a) have each already recorded four-game points streaks for Carolina this season.

Hurricanes netminders Cam Ward and Martin Gerber recorded the first combined shutout in franchise history on Oct. 22 at Washington, teaming up to make 18 saves in Carolina’s 4-0 win. Ward started the game, but left less than four minutes into the first period with an injury after making one save. Gerber proceeded to stop the Capitals’ remaining 17 shots and record the win. It was the Hurricanes’ first shutout of 2005-06, and first shutout since a 2-0 win at Toronto on Jan. 27, 2004 when Kevin Weekes made 32 saves.

CAROLINA AT HOME: 2-0-0
CAROLINA ON THE ROAD: 2-2-1
CAROLINA ON THE POWER PLAY: 9-of-44 (20.5%)
CAROLINA SHORTHANDED: 34-of-39 (87.2%)

Injury Report
Goaltender Cam Ward, arm injury, day-to-day

Against the Senators
Monday marks the first of four regular-season meetings between Carolina and Ottawa. The teams last met on March 20, 2004, a 3-2 Hurricanes overtime win at the Corel Centre. The Senators won the 2003-2004 season series against the Hurricanes 2-0-1-1 (Hurricanes: 1-2-1-0).

Sean Hill (1g, 2a) led Carolina in the 2003-04 season series against the Senators with three points (1g, 2a). Marian Hossa paced Ottawa with eight points (5g, 3a) in the four-game season series. The Carolina franchise posts a 29-19-8-0 all-time record against the Senators, going 16-7-4-0 at home and 13-12-4-0 in Ottawa.

Carolina
GP
G
A
PTS
12 Staal
7
5
7
12
17 Brind'Amour
7
5
3
8
61 Stillman
7
3
4
7
26 Cole
7
3
4
7

Goaltenders
GP
GAA
W-L-OT
SV %
30 Ward
7
2.53
3-1-1
.910
29 Gerber
2
2.50
1-1-0
.889

Senators
GP
G
A
PTS
19 Spezza
6
3
8
11
11 Alfredsson
6
6
4
10
15 Heatley
6
3
6
9
25 Neil
6
4
3
7

Goaltenders
GP
GAA
W-L-OT
SV %
39 Hasek
5
1.74
5-0-0
.938
1 Emery
1
2.00
1-0-0
.931

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 248 187 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 214 184 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 259 206 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 237 199 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 245 224 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 231 211 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 232 208 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 217 204 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 209 201 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 198 213 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 227 248 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 212 223 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 176 209 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 183 219 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 206 257 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 153 269 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 77 23 31 -13 54
J. Faulk 82 15 34 -19 49
E. Lindholm 81 17 22 -23 39
V. Rask 80 11 22 -14 33
J. Skinner 77 18 13 -24 31
N. Gerbe 78 10 18 -14 28
R. Nash 68 8 17 -10 25
J. Staal 46 6 18 -6 24
J. Liles 57 2 20 -9 22
J. McClement 82 7 14 -7 21
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 22 24 5 .910 2.40
A. Khudobin 8 17 6 .900 2.72