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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
TICKETS

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 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 252 192 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 221 189 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 262 211 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 242 203 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 252 230 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 235 221 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 238 215 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 221 210 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 213 211 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 206 223 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 236 250 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 215 234 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 181 216 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 188 226 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 211 262 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 161 274 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