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PREVIEW: Carolina Hurricanes vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

Tuesday, 11.22.2005 / 9:27 AM / News
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PREVIEW: Carolina Hurricanes vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

Carolina Hurricanes vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

Sunday, Nov. 20, 7 p.m.
RBC Center, Raleigh, NC
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Hurricanes: 14-4-1 (29 pts.)
Lightning: 9-9-3 (21 pts.)

Tonight's Game
The Southeast Division-leading Carolina Hurricanes return to the RBC Center on Sunday to face the Tampa Bay Lightning (7 p.m., FSN South, Hurricanes Radio Network) for the first game of a four-game home stand and the second game of a back-to-back set. The Hurricanes fell 4-3 to the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on Saturday afternoon. Following Sunday's game against Tampa Bay, Carolina will host Ottawa, Toronto and Atlanta to round out the four-game home stand.

Carolina has won 11 of its last 13 games, dating back to a 4-0 win at Washington on Oct. 22, and holds an eight-point lead in the Southeast Division standings. With 29 points in their first 19 regular-season games, the Hurricanes are off to their best start in franchise history, eclipsing the previous first-19-games record of 23 points in 1986, 87, 1996-97 and 2001-02.

Milestone Watch

  • Right wing Radim Vrbata will play his 100th game with the Hurricanes with his next game played
  • Defenseman Frantisek Kaberle is one assist shy of 100 assists for his NHL career
  • Defenseman Oleg Tverdovsky is two points shy of 300 points for his NHL career
  • Defenseman Aaron Ward played his 500th NHL game on Nov. 19 at NY Rangers
  • Center Eric Staal played his 100th NHL/Hurricanes game on Nov. 19 at NY Rangers

Television: FSN South
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
Carolina is in the midst of its fourth set of back-to-back games this season after suffering a 4-3 loss at Madison Square Garden against the Rangers on Saturday afternoon. Carolina currently posts a 4-3-0 record in back-to-back games this season, including a 3-1-0 record in the first games of those sets and a 1-2-0 record in the second games. The Hurricanes played their second set of back-to-back games in 2005-06 and scored wins against Philadelphia (8-6) on Oct. 28 and at Pittsburgh (5-3) on Oct. 29. It marked the first time since March 12 and March 13, 2004 that the team won both ends of a back-to-back set. The Hurricanes are scheduled to play 13 sets of back-to-back games during the 2005-06 regular season, the fewest number of those situations the team has had since relocating to North Carolina in 1997-98. The Hurricanes played 17 back-to-back sets in 2003-04, posting a 12-16-4-2 record in those 34 contests; 4-9-2-2 in the first games of back-to-back sets and 8-7-2-0 in the second games.

CAROLINA AT HOME: 8-1-0
CAROLINA ON THE ROAD: 6-3-1
CAROLINA ON THE POWER PLAY: 24-of-125 (19.2%)
CAROLINA SHORTHANDED: 89-of-111 (80.2%)

Injury Report
Left wing Erik Cole, left foot, day-to-day
Center Rod Brind'Amour, groin, day-to-day, missed 2 games
Center Josef Vasicek, left knee, injured reserve, missed 4 games
Defenseman Niclas Wallin, wrist, day-to-day, missed 5 games
Defenseman Glen Wesley, groin, injured reserve, missed 6 games

Hurricanes Practice Schedule
Nov. 20 Sunday RecZone 11:00 a.m. (optional)
Nov. 21 Monday RecZone 11:00 a.m.
Nov. 22 Tuesday RBC Center 10:30 a.m.
Nov. 23 Wednesday RecZone 11:00 a.m.
Nov. 24 Thursday RBC Center 11:00 a.m.
Nov. 25 Friday RBC Center 10:30 a.m.
Nov. 26 Saturday RBC Center 11:00 a.m.
Nov. 27 Sunday RBC Center 9:30 a.m.
Nov. 28 Monday RBC Center 11:00 a.m.
Nov. 29 Tuesday Philips Arena 11:30 a.m.
Nov. 30 Wednesday RBC Center 12:00 p.m.

*All times and locations subject to change

Against the Lightning
The Hurricanes and Lightning meet for the second time this season and the first of four meetings at the RBC Center this season. The Lightning took the teams' first meeting 5-2, on opening night in Tampa. The teams met twice during the 2005 exhibition season, with the Hurricanes winning each contest (9/22: 5-2 at CAR; 9/30: 6-2 at TB).

Carolina and Tampa Bay met six times during the 2003-04 season, with the Lightning posting a 3-1-2-0 victory in the season series. Sean Hill led the Hurricanes with two goals and four assists (6 points) in the season series, and now-Hurricane Cory Stillman paced the Lightning with two goals and five assists (7 points). The Hurricanes post a 24-19-10-1 all-time record against Tampa Bay, with a 15-4-7-1 home mark and a 9-15-3-0 mark in Tampa.

Hurricanes vs. Lightning 2005-06 Schedule
Oct. 5 St. Pete Times Forum L, 5-2
Nov. 20 RBC Center 7:00 p.m.
Dec. 20 RBC Center 7:00 p.m.
Dec. 26 St. Pete Times Forum 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 9 St. Pete Times Forum 7:30 p.m.
March 27 RBC Center 7:00 p.m.
April 14 RBC Center 7:00 p.m.
April 15 St. Pete Times Forum 7:30 p.m.

Carolina
GP
G
A
PTS
12 Staal
19
14
13
27
61 Stillman
19
5
13
18
26 Cole
19
6
10
16
13 Whitney
13
5
11
16

Goaltenders
GP
GAA
W-L-OT
SV %
29 Gerber
12
2.13
9-3-0
.931
30 Ward
10
3.60
5-1-1
.879

Lightning
GP
G
A
PTS
20 Prospal
20
13
17
30
4 Lecavalier
21
10
14
24
19 Richards
21
7
15
22

Goaltenders
GP
GAA
W-L-OT
SV %
47 Grahame
16
2.90
7-8-1
.893
1 Burke
5
1.87
2-0-2
.914

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 PIT 32 22 6 4 102 72 48
2 NYI 33 23 10 0 104 91 46
3 MTL 34 21 11 2 92 83 44
4 TBL 35 20 11 4 113 93 44
5 DET 34 17 8 9 94 84 43
6 TOR 34 19 12 3 114 102 41
7 NYR 31 17 10 4 93 81 38
8 WSH 32 16 10 6 95 85 38
9 BOS 34 17 14 3 86 88 37
10 FLA 31 14 9 8 69 79 36
11 OTT 33 14 13 6 89 92 34
12 PHI 33 13 14 6 92 99 32
13 CBJ 32 14 15 3 79 102 31
14 NJD 35 12 17 6 77 102 30
15 BUF 34 13 18 3 66 109 29
16 CAR 33 9 20 4 68 92 22

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Faulk 33 6 14 -13 20
E. Staal 28 7 11 -10 18
J. Skinner 29 8 8 -4 16
R. Nash 33 4 12 -3 16
E. Lindholm 33 8 7 -8 15
J. Tlusty 28 10 3 -11 13
N. Gerbe 29 3 10 -2 13
A. Sekera 31 1 11 -8 12
C. Terry 24 6 3 -1 9
V. Rask 33 4 5 -8 9
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 9 12 2 .911 2.44
A. Khudobin 0 8 2 .900 2.91