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GAME NOTES: Carolina Hurricanes vs. New York Islanders

Friday, 01.13.2006 / 10:16 AM / News
Carolina Hurricanes

Carolina Hurricanes vs. New York Islanders

Friday, Jan. 6, 7:00 p.m. (ET)
RBC Center, Raleigh, NC

Saturday, Jan. 7, 7:00 p.m. (ET)
Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY

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Hurricanes: 25-10-4 (54 pts.), Southeast Division, 1st place
Islanders: 18-19-2 (38 pts.), Atlantic Division, 4th place

Back-to-Back, Home-and-Home Series
The Southeast Division-leading Carolina Hurricanes wrap up a four-game home stand on Friday in the first game of a home-and-home series against the New York Islanders (7 p.m., Hurricanes Radio Network) that will conclude on Saturday at Nassau Coliseum (7 p.m., FSN South, Hurricanes Radio Network). The Hurricanes fell 4-3 in overtime to Philadelphia on Dec. 29 to open the home stand, but rebounded with a 5-3 win against Montreal on New Year's Eve and a 4-3 win against Atlanta on Jan. 4. The Hurricanes are now 16-4-1 in 21 home games this season.

The Hurricanes currently post a 25-10-4 record, have earned points in 11 of the last 13 games (12/6-1/4: 9-2-2) and hold the largest lead of any NHL division leader. With 54 points in their first 39 games, the Hurricanes are off to the best start in franchise history, eclipsing the previous first-39-games record of 46 points, accomplished in 1986-87.

Hurricanes Current Streaks and Milestone Watch

  • The Carolina Hurricanes are one home win shy of 100 wins at the RBC Center
  • Left wing Cory Stillman has earned points in nine straight games (12/15-1/4: 5g, 12a) and goals in three straight (12/29-1/4: 4g, 3a)
  • Defenseman Frantisek Kaberle has earned assists and points in each of the last three games (12/29-1/4: 0g, 4a)
  • Captain Rod Brind'Amour has earned points in each of the last two games (12/31-1/4: 2g, 1a)
  • Left wing Erik Cole has scored goals and earned points in each of the last two games (12/31-1/4: 2g, 1a)
  • Defenseman Oleg Tverdovsky has earned assists and points in each of the last two games (12/31-1/4: 0g, 2a)
  • Goaltender Martin Gerber has earned wins in each of the last two games (12/31-1/4)

Television: FSN South (Saturday only)
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 Carolina Hurricanes are 16-4-1 at home this season after scoring a 4-3 win against Atlanta on Jan. 4. Their regular-season record at the RBC Center is 99-83-37-7. Eric Staal currently leads the Hurricanes with 27 points (15g, 12a) in Carolina's 21 home games this season. The Hurricanes have outscored opponents 80-68 at home this season. The Hurricanes' power play is 24-for-153 (15.7%) at home while the penalty kill has been successful in 96 of 121 (79.3%) shorthanded situations.

The Carolina Hurricanes post a 9-6-3 road record after falling 6-2 to the Ottawa Senators at Corel Centre on Dec. 28. Eric Staal currently leads the Hurricanes with 25 points (11g, 14a) in Carolina's 18 road games this season. The Hurricanes have outscored opponents 64-60 on the road this season. Carolina's power-play is 25-for-107 (23.4%) on the road while the penalty kill has been successful in 81 of 100 (81.0%) shorthanded situations.

The Hurricanes enter their seventh set of back-to-back games on Friday in the first game of a home-and-home series with the New York Islanders. Carolina currently posts a 4-6-2 record in back-to-back games, including a 3-2-1 record in the first games of those sets and a 1-4-1 record in the second games.

CAROLINA AT HOME: 16-4-1
CAROLINA ON THE ROAD: 9-6-3
CAROLINA ON THE POWER PLAY: 49-of-260 (18.8%)
CAROLINA SHORTHANDED: 177-of-221 (80.1%)

Injury Report

  • Defenseman Glen Wesley, MCL sprain, 12/31, out 4-6 weeks, missed 1 games
  • Left wing Andrew Ladd, torn meniscus (right knee), surgery 12/5, injured reserve, out 6-8 weeks, missed 13 games
  • Center Josef Vasicek, left knee, surgery 12/5, injured reserve, out 3-4 months, missed 24 games

Hurricanes Practice Schedule
Jan. 6 Friday RBC Center 10:30 a.m.
Jan. 7 Saturday Nassau Coliseum 11:30 a.m.
Jan. 8 Sunday none
Jan. 9 Monday RBC Center 11:00 a.m.
Jan. 10 Tuesday RBC Center 10:30 a.m.
Jan. 11 Wednesday RBC Center 5:30 p.m.
Jan. 12 Thursday RBC Center 11:00 a.m.
Jan. 13 Friday RBC Center 10:30 a.m.

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

Against the Islanders
Friday marks the second of four match ups between the Hurricanes and Islanders this season, and the first game of a home-and-home back-to-back series between the teams. The teams will round out their four-game season series on Jan. 19 at the RBC Center. The Islanders took the teams' first meeting this season 3-2 on Oct. 8 at Nassau Coliseum.

The teams met four times during the 2003-04 season and the season series was tied 2-2-0. Islanders forward Trent Hunter led all scorers in the 2003-04 season series with five points (2g, 3a). Josef Vasicek led the Hurricanes with four points (1g, 3a). The Hurricanes post a 41-38-9-2 all-time record against the Islanders, including a 21-18-5-1 home mark and a 20-20-4-1 record at Nassau Coliseum.

Carolina
GP
G
A
PTS
12 Staal
39
26
26
52
61 Stillman
38
12
30
42
17 Brind'Amour
35
16
18
34
26 Cole
39
14
20
34

Goaltenders
GP
GAA
W-L-OT
SV %
29 Gerber
29
2.80
19-7-2
.907
30 Ward
15
4.01
6-3-2
.869


Islanders
GP
G
A
PTS
79 Yashin
39
15
23
38
55 Blake
37
17
14
31
16 York
39
9
21
30

Goaltenders
GP
GAA
W-L-OT
SV %
34 Dubielewicz
1
0.00
1-0-0
1.000
39 DiPietro
31
3.45
13-12-2
.889
60 Cloutier
0
0.00
0-0-0
-

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 23 16 6 1 61 57 33
2 PIT 21 15 4 2 76 49 32
3 NYI 22 16 6 0 72 59 32
4 TBL 23 15 6 2 81 63 32
5 DET 22 12 5 5 64 54 29
6 BOS 23 13 9 1 59 57 27
7 TOR 22 11 8 3 70 67 25
8 OTT 21 10 7 4 58 56 24
9 FLA 20 8 6 6 42 51 22
10 WSH 21 9 8 4 58 57 22
11 NYR 21 9 8 4 60 62 22
12 NJD 22 9 10 3 53 63 21
13 PHI 21 8 10 3 59 66 19
14 CAR 21 6 12 3 48 63 15
15 CBJ 21 6 13 2 51 76 14
16 BUF 22 6 14 2 37 72 14

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Nash 21 4 11 0 15
E. Staal 16 6 7 -6 13
J. Faulk 21 2 10 -9 12
J. Skinner 17 5 6 -4 11
J. Tlusty 21 8 2 -11 10
E. Lindholm 21 6 4 -4 10
N. Gerbe 17 2 6 2 8
A. Sekera 20 0 8 -4 8
C. Terry 17 4 3 1 7
V. Rask 21 3 2 -7 5
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 6 8 1 .907 2.61
A. Khudobin 0 4 2 .898 2.97