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PREVIEW: Bruins at Hurricanes

Thursday, 11.3.2005 / 9:24 AM ET / News
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PREVIEW: Bruins at Hurricanes

Boston Bruins vs. Carolina Hurricanes

Wednesday, Oct. 26, 7:00 p.m.
RBC Center, Raleigh, NC
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Hurricanes:
5-2-1 (11 pts.)
Bruins: 4-5-1 (9 pts.)

Tonight's Game
The Carolina Hurricanes continue their three-game home stand on Wednesday at the RBC Center against the Boston Bruins (7 p.m., Hurricanes Radio Network). The Hurricanes began the home stand with a 3-2, come-from-behind win against Ottawa on Monday, and will wrap up the three-game stretch on Friday against Philadelphia (7 p.m., Fox Sports Net, Hurricanes Radio Network).

The Hurricanes currently post a 5-2-1 record and ranked first in the Southeast Division through games of Oct. 24. With 11 points in their first eight regular-season games, the Hurricanes are off to their best start since the franchise relocated to North Carolina prior to the 1997-98 season. The fast start to the season marks just the third time in franchise history that the team has earned 11 points in its first eight games (1991-92, and 1996-97). Carolina has now earned at least a point in each of its last five 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: none
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 Monday’s games with 13 points (6g, 7a) in eight games. New York Rangers winger Jaromir Jagr (10g, 5a) and Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Bryan McCabe (3g, 12a) led the league with 15 points each through Monday’s games. Through eight games this season, the Carolina Hurricanes have amassed 11 points in the standings, putting them in first place in the Southeast Division and ranked second in the NHL’s Eastern Conference through games of Oct. 24. This marks the team’s best eight-game start to a season since relocating to North Carolina prior to the 1997-98 season, and ties the franchise record for best eight-game start. The Hartford Whalers started the 1996-97 and 1991-92 seasons with 5-2-1 records, good for 11 points.

CAROLINA AT HOME: 3-0-0
CAROLINA ON THE ROAD: 2-2-1
CAROLINA ON THE POWER PLAY: 10-of-52 (19.2%)
CAROLINA SHORTHANDED: 39-of-45 (86.6%)

Injury Report
The Hurricanes have no injuries to report.

Against the Bruins
Wednesday marks the first of four regular-season meetings between Carolina and Boston. The teams last met on March 30, 2004, a 3-2 Bruins win at the RBC Center. The Hurricanes won the 2003-04 season series against the Bruins 2-1-1-0, scoring wins in each of their two visits to Boston, including a 2-0 shutout win on Oct. 23, 2003. Josef Vasicek (2g, 4a) led Carolina in the 2003-04 season series against the Bruins with six points (2g, 4a). Joe Thornton paced Boston with five points (1g, 4a) in the four-game season series. The Carolina franchise posts a 56-82-16-0 all-time record against the Bruins, going 31-36-9-0 at home and 25-46-7-0 in Boston.

Carolina
GP
G
A
PTS
12 Staal
8
6
7
13
17 Brind'Amour
8
5
4
9
8 Cullen
8
4
3
7
61 Stillman
8
3
4
7
26 Cole
8
3
4
7

Goaltenders
GP
GAA
W-L-OT
SV %
30 Ward
7
2.53
3-1-1
.910
29 Gerber
3
2.31
2-1-0
.928

Bruins
GP
G
A
PTS
27 Murray
10
6
6
12
19 Thornton
7
2
10
12
11 Axelsson
10
4
6
10
14 Samsonov
10
4
6
10

Goaltenders
GP
GAA
W-L-OT
SV %
1 Raycroft
8
3.30
3-4-1
.896
33 Toivonen
3
4.49
1-1-0
.869

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 51 38 9 4 166 114 80
2 FLA 52 31 15 6 143 115 68
3 NYR 52 29 18 5 148 134 63
4 TBL 51 29 18 4 137 118 62
5 BOS 52 28 18 6 151 137 62
6 NYI 51 27 18 6 143 127 60
7 DET 52 26 18 8 130 131 60
8 PIT 51 26 18 7 132 130 59
9 NJD 53 26 20 7 119 120 59
10 CAR 54 24 21 9 130 142 57
11 MTL 54 26 24 4 143 143 56
12 PHI 51 23 19 9 121 133 55
13 OTT 53 24 23 6 148 165 54
14 BUF 53 21 26 6 120 139 48
15 TOR 51 19 23 9 117 140 47
16 CBJ 54 21 28 5 135 168 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Faulk 54 15 19 -13 34
J. Skinner 54 19 12 -3 31
V. Rask 52 12 19 0 31
J. Staal 54 12 19 8 31
K. Versteeg 53 10 21 1 31
E. Staal 54 9 21 0 30
E. Lindholm 54 8 16 -9 24
A. Nestrasil 47 7 12 0 19
J. Nordstrom 43 5 9 2 14
R. Hainsey 54 3 11 -11 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 15 11 6 .908 2.38
E. Lack 9 10 3 .901 2.74
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