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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 MTL 61 40 16 5 167 135 85
2 NYR 60 38 16 6 190 148 82
3 NYI 62 40 20 2 200 173 82
4 TBL 62 37 19 6 203 167 80
5 DET 60 34 15 11 176 156 79
6 PIT 61 35 17 9 176 152 79
7 WSH 62 33 19 10 184 156 76
8 BOS 60 29 22 9 158 158 67
9 FLA 61 26 22 13 145 172 65
10 PHI 62 26 25 11 164 181 63
11 OTT 59 26 23 10 167 161 62
12 NJD 61 25 27 9 137 161 59
13 CBJ 60 26 30 4 157 189 56
14 TOR 61 25 31 5 170 185 55
15 CAR 59 22 30 7 134 159 51
16 BUF 62 19 38 5 120 207 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Faulk 59 11 27 -16 38
E. Staal 54 18 18 -9 36
E. Lindholm 58 11 15 -16 26
J. Skinner 54 15 9 -16 24
R. Nash 56 7 14 -9 21
N. Gerbe 55 6 14 -13 20
A. Sekera 57 2 17 -7 19
V. Rask 57 8 10 -18 18
J. McClement 59 4 12 1 16
J. Staal 23 4 11 -1 15
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 16 19 4 .914 2.35
A. Khudobin 6 11 3 .901 2.73