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PREVIEW: Hurricanes at Sabres

Wednesday, 11.09.2005 / 12:53 PM / News
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PREVIEW: Hurricanes at Sabres

Carolina Hurricanes vs. Buffalo Sabres

Wednesday, Nov. 9, 7:00 p.m.
HSBC Arena, Buffalo, NY
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Hurricanes:
10-2-1 (21 pts.)
Sabres: 7-7-0 (14 pts.)

Tonight’s Game
The Southeast Division-leading Carolina Hurricanes take to the road for the first of two consecutive games away from the RBC Center when they travel to Buffalo to take on the Sabres on Wednesday night at HSBC Arena (7 p.m., Fox Sports Net, Hurricanes Radio Network). The Hurricanes have won each of their last seven games, tying the franchise record for longest winning streak set March 16-29, 1985. Carolina has not lost in regulation since a 3-2 loss at the New York Islanders on Oct. 8.

With 21 points in their first 13 regular-season games, the Hurricanes are off to their best start in franchise history, eclipsing the previous first-13-games record of 15 points in 1986-87 and 1998-99. Carolina has now earned at least a point in each of its last 10 games, dating back to a 7-2 win against Washington at the RBC Center on Oct. 12.

Milestone Watch
Defenseman Frantisek Kaberle is two assists shy of 100 assists for his NHL career Defenseman

Oleg Tverdovsky is two points shy of 300 points for his NHL career

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
On Nov. 1, the NHL named center Eric Staal Offensive Player of the Month for October. Staal, who also was named the NHL’s Offensive Player of the Week for the period ending Oct. 30, ranked first in the NHL in scoring through games of Nov. 3 with 25 points (11g, 14a). In the Hurricanes’ four games during the week of Oct. 24-Oct. 30, Staal scored four goals and had six assists (10 points), including his first NHL hat trick on Oct. 28 against Philadelphia, and his first NHL four-assist game on Oct. 29 at Pittsburgh. He added a three-point effort (2g, 1a) on Nov. 3 in Carolina’s 4-3 win against Toronto for his third consecutive three-or-more point game, and seventh multi-point game of the season. Staal has notched points in all but one of the Hurricanes 12 games this season, and carries a career-high seven-game points streak (10/20-11/3: 6g, 11a) into Thursday’s game against Toronto.

CAROLINA AT HOME: 7-0-0
CAROLINA ON THE ROAD: 3-2-1
CAROLINA ON THE POWER PLAY: 19-of-86 (22.0%)
CAROLINA SHORTHANDED: 62-of-75 (82.6%)

Hurricanes Practice Schedule
Nov. 9 Wednesday HSBC Arena 11:30 a.m.
Nov. 10 Thursday TBD (Florida) TBD
Nov. 11 Friday Bank Atlantic Center 11:30 a.m.
Nov. 12 Saturday RBC Center 10:30 a.m.
Nov. 13 Sunday RBC Center (off/optional) TBD
Nov. 14 Monday RecZone 11:00 a.m.
Nov. 15 Tuesday Corel Centre 11:30 a.m.
Nov. 16 Wednesday RecZone 12:00 p.m.
Nov. 17 Thursday RBC Center 10:30 a.m.

*All times and locations subject to change

Injury Report
The Hurricanes have no injuries to report.

Against the Sabres
Wednesday marks the first of four regular-season meetings between Carolina and Buffalo. The teams last met on Jan. 25, 2004, a 2-4 Hurricanes loss at HSBC Arena. The Sabres won the 2003-04 season series against the Hurricanes 3-1-0-0, holding the Hurricanes to just five goals in the four-game set.

Kevyn Adams (1g, 1a) led Carolina in the 2003-04 season series against the Sabres with two points (1g, 1a). Jochen Hecht paced Buffalo with four points (3g, 1a) in the four-game season series. The Carolina franchise posts a 56-80-18-1 all-time record against the Sabres, going 32-35-11-0 at home and 24-45-7-1 in Buffalo.

Hurricanes vs. Sabres 2005-06 Schedule
Nov. 9 HSBC Arena 7:00 p.m.
Feb. 12 RBC Center 5:00 p.m.
March 22 HSBC Arena 7:00 p.m.
April 18 RBC Center 7:00 p.m.

Carolina
GP
G
A
PTS
12 Staal
13
11
15
26
61 Stillman
13
5
10
15
17 Brind'Amour
13
8
6
14

Goaltenders
GP
GAA
W-L-OT
SV %
29 Gerber
6
2.12
5-1-0
.927
30 Ward
9
3.06
5-1-1
.893

Sabres
GP
G
A
PTS
48 Briere
14
10
6
16
61 Afinogenov
14
3
8
11
12 Kotalik
14
7
3
10
17 Dumont
14
5
5
10

Goaltenders
GP
GAA
W-L-OT
SV %
43 Biron
4
4.66
1-2-0
.862
35 Noronen
1
7.27
0-1-0
.765

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 63 41 17 5 171 139 87
2 NYR 62 39 17 6 196 153 84
3 NYI 64 41 21 2 205 179 84
4 TBL 64 38 20 6 210 171 82
5 DET 61 35 15 11 180 159 81
6 PIT 62 36 17 9 181 155 81
7 WSH 64 34 20 10 188 159 78
8 BOS 62 31 22 9 165 161 71
9 FLA 63 28 22 13 154 178 69
10 PHI 63 27 25 11 168 183 65
11 OTT 60 27 23 10 171 163 64
12 NJD 63 26 27 10 141 164 62
13 CBJ 62 26 32 4 160 196 56
14 CAR 62 24 31 7 144 167 55
15 TOR 63 25 33 5 170 193 55
16 BUF 63 19 39 5 123 212 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Faulk 62 12 28 -18 40
E. Staal 57 18 20 -12 38
E. Lindholm 61 11 16 -18 27
J. Skinner 57 16 10 -17 26
N. Gerbe 58 7 16 -10 23
R. Nash 59 7 15 -10 22
V. Rask 60 8 12 -16 20
J. McClement 62 6 13 3 19
J. Staal 26 4 12 -4 16
A. Nestrasil 34 4 11 4 15
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 17 20 4 .911 2.43
A. Khudobin 7 11 3 .905 2.61