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GAME NOTES: Carolina Hurricanes at Anaheim Mighty Ducks

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GAME NOTES: Carolina Hurricanes at Anaheim Mighty Ducks

Carolina Hurricanes at Anaheim Mighty Ducks

Tuesday, Dec. 6, 10:30 p.m.
Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim, Anaheim, CA
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Hurricanes: 16-8-2 (34 pts.)
Mighty Ducks: 12-11-4 (28 pts.)

Tonight's Game
The Southeast Division-leading Carolina Hurricanes visit the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim on Tuesday (10:30 p.m. ET, FSN South, Hurricanes Radio Network) the third of five consecutive road games against Pacific Division teams. The Hurricanes are in the midst of a six-game road swing - the team's longest stretch of games away from Raleigh this season - that began with a 4-3 overtime win at Atlanta on Nov. 29. Carolina suffered a 5-4 shootout loss at Dallas on Friday and fell 8-4 at Phoenix on Saturday.

Carolina has won 13 of its last 20 games, dating back to a 4-0 win at Washington on Oct. 22. With 34 points in their first 26 regular-season games, the Hurricanes are off to their best start in franchise history, eclipsing the previous first-26-games record of 32 points, accomplished in 1986-87 and 1996-97.

Milestone Watch

  • Captain Rod Brind'Amour is two penalty minutes shy of 900 for his NHL career
  • Defenseman Glen Wesley surpassed Jeff O'Neill (536) to become the Hurricanes' all-time games-played leader, Dec. 3 at Phoenix
  • Defenseman Mike Commodore played his 100th NHL game, Dec. 3 at Phoenix
  • Defenseman Oleg Tverdovsky is two points shy of 300 points for his NHL career

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
The Hurricanes recalled right wing Chad LaRose on Dec. 4, after left wing Andrew Ladd suffered a torn meniscus in his right knee during Carolina's game at Phoenix on Dec. 3. Dr. Douglas Martini of Cary Orthopedic performed surgery on Ladd on Dec. 5, and the 19-year-old rookie is expected to miss six to eight weeks.

Hurricanes center Eric Staal, who was named Offensive Player of the Month for October, currently leads the Hurricanes and was ranked sixth in the league with 38 points through games of Dec. 4. Staal has notched points in all but five of the Hurricanes' 26 games this season, and had a career-high 10-game points streak (10/20-11/11: 7g, 12a) prior to the Hurricanes' Nov. 12 shutout loss against Atlanta. He ranked fourth in the league with 19 goals and tied for second in the league with two shorthanded goals through games of Dec. 4.

Carolina goaltenders Martin Gerber and Cam Ward became the first goaltending duo in NHL history to each notch assists in the same game on Dec. 3 at Phoenix. Ward earned the first assist on Staal's power-play goal in the second period and Gerber earned the second assist on Rod Brind'Amour's power-play goal in the third frame.

CAROLINA AT HOME: 9-4-0
CAROLINA ON THE ROAD: 7-4-2
CAROLINA ON THE POWER PLAY: 32-of-170 (18.8%)
CAROLINA SHORTHANDED: 116-of-151 (76.8%)

Injury Report

  • Left wing Andrew Ladd, torn meniscus (right knee), surgery 12/5, injured reserve, out 6-8 weeks
  • Defenseman Oleg Tverdovsky, concussion, day-to-day, missed 5 games
  • Left wing Ray Whitney, groin, day-to-day, missed 6 games
  • Center Josef Vasicek, left knee, surgery 12/5, injured reserve, out 3-4 months, missed 11 games
  • Defenseman Niclas Wallin, wrist, injured reserve, missed 12 games

Hurricanes Practice Schedule
Dec. 6 Tuesday Toyota Sports Center 11:30 a.m.
Dec. 7 Wednesday Toyota Sports Center 12:45 p.m.
Dec. 8 Thursday Staples Center 11:30 a.m.
Dec. 9 Friday Toyota Sports Center 12:45 p.m.
Dec. 10 Saturday HP Pavilion 11:30 a.m.
Dec. 11 Sunday OFF
Dec. 12 Monday RecZone 11:00 a.m.
Dec. 13 Tuesday RBC Center 10:30 a.m.
Dec. 14 Wednesday RecZone 11:00 a.m.

*All times are local - Times and locations subject to change

Against the Coyotes
Tuesday marks the only regular-season meeting between Carolina and Anaheim. The teams last met on Feb. 4, 2004, a 3-2 Mighty Ducks win at the Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim. The Mighty Ducks won the 2003-04 season series against the Hurricanes 2-0-0-0.

Rod Brind'Amour (1g, 1a) led Carolina in the 2003-04 season series against the Mighty Ducks with two points. Sergei Fedorov, Samuel Pahlsson, Vitaly Vishnevski and Jason Krog paced Anaheim with two points each the two-game season series. The Carolina franchise posts an 8-8-2-0 all-time record against the Mighty Ducks, going 5-3-1-0 at home and 3-5-1-0 in Anaheim.

Carolina
GP
G
A
PTS
12 Staal
26
19
19
38
61 Stillman
25
7
15
22
26 Cole
26
10
10
20

Goaltenders
GP
GAA
W-L-OT
SV %
29 Gerber
17
2.59
10-5-1
.915
30 Ward
13
4.05
6-3-1
.865

* Hurricanes statistics prior to Carolina's game at Dallas on Dec. 2

Mighty Ducks
GP
G
A
PTS
13 Selanne
27
15
9
24
15 Lupul
26
11
8
19
19 McDonald
27
9
9
18

Goaltenders
GP
GAA
W-L-OT
SV %
35 Giguere
15
2.49
6-3-4
.915
30 Bryzgalov
16
2.39
6-8-0
.917

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Skinner 82 28 23 -2 51
V. Rask 80 21 27 -6 48
J. Staal 82 20 28 6 48
E. Lindholm 82 11 28 -23 39
J. Faulk 64 16 21 -22 37
K. Versteeg 63 11 22 -6 33
E. Staal 63 10 23 -3 33
J. Nordstrom 71 10 14 1 24
A. Nestrasil 55 9 14 4 23
R. Nash 64 9 13 -5 22
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 23 17 10 .909 2.41
E. Lack 12 14 6 .901 2.81