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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 x - MTL 77 47 22 8 203 174 102
2 x - NYR 75 47 21 7 228 177 101
3 x - TBL 77 47 23 7 249 201 101
4 PIT 76 42 23 11 210 190 95
5 NYI 77 45 27 5 235 215 95
6 DET 75 40 23 12 220 206 92
7 WSH 76 41 25 10 223 188 92
8 BOS 76 38 25 13 201 196 89
9 OTT 75 37 26 12 218 203 86
10 FLA 76 35 26 15 190 207 85
11 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
12 CBJ 75 36 35 4 207 232 76
13 NJD 76 31 33 12 168 194 74
14 CAR 75 28 36 11 174 204 67
15 TOR 76 28 42 6 198 244 62
16 BUF 76 21 47 8 148 255 50

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 70 21 28 -12 49
J. Faulk 75 15 32 -17 47
E. Lindholm 74 16 21 -19 37
J. Skinner 70 18 13 -21 31
V. Rask 73 11 20 -12 31
R. Nash 68 8 17 -10 25
N. Gerbe 71 8 17 -13 25
J. McClement 75 7 13 -3 20
A. Nestrasil 47 7 13 4 20
J. Staal 39 4 16 -7 20
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 20 21 5 .911 2.40
A. Khudobin 8 15 6 .904 2.60