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GAME NOTES: Carolina Hurricanes vs. St. Louis Blues

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GAME NOTES: Carolina Hurricanes vs. St. Louis Blues

Carolina Hurricanes vs. St. Louis Blues

Sunday, Jan. 15, 1:30 p.m. (ET)
RBC Center, Raleigh, NC

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Hurricanes: 29-10-4 (62 pts.), Southeast Division, 1st place
Blues: 10-27-5 (25 pts.), Central Division, 5th place

Sunday's Game
The Southeast Division-leading Carolina Hurricanes wrap up a three-game home stand with a Sunday matinee against the St. Louis Blues (1:30 p.m., Hurricanes Radio Network). Carolina took the first game of the home stand on Jan. 10, a 3-2 win against the Detroit Red Wings, and scored a 5-4 overtime win against Nashville on Jan. 13.

The Hurricanes will celebrate Military Appreciation Day on Sunday. Prior to the game, military vehicles and equipment, including an Apache helicopter, will be on display on the RBC Center south lawn. The 82nd Airborne band and chorus will perform prior to game time and the Hurricanes will pay tribute to all branches of the armed services throughout the game.

The Hurricanes wrapped a four-game home stand on Jan. 6 with a 4-1 win against the New York Islanders and have now earned points in each of their last 11 home games (12/13-1/13: 10-0-1) helping them to a 19-4-1 home record, the best home record in the NHL. Carolina's last regulation loss at the RBC Center occurred on Nov. 27, a 5-2 loss to the Atlanta Thrashers. Overall, the Hurricanes post a 29-10-4 record, have earned points in 15 of the last 17 games (12/6-1/13: 13-2-2) and hold the largest lead of any NHL division leader. With 62 points in their first 43 games, the Hurricanes enjoyed their best first-43 games in franchise history, eclipsing the 50-point, 43-game start by the 2001-02 squad.

Hurricanes Current Streaks

  • The Carolina Hurricanes have earned points in seven straight games (12/29-1/13: 6-0-1) including wins in six straight (12/31-1/13)
  • Goaltender Martin Gerber has earned wins in each of his last five games (12/31-1/4, 1/7-1/13)
  • Left wing Ray Whitney has points in each of the last four games (1/6-1/13: 2g, 3a)
  • Center Eric Staal has assists and points in each of the last two games (1/10-1/13: 0g, 3a)
  • Left wing Erik Cole has goals and poings in each of the last two games (1/10-1/13: 2g, 1a)
  • Defenseman Frantisek Kaberle has points in each of the last two games (1/10-1/13: 1g, 1a)

Milestone Watch

  • Left wing Cory Stillman is two goals shy of 200 for his NHL career

Television: none
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 Hurricanes center Eric Staal ranked tied for seventh in the NHL with 26 goals and tied for eighth with 55 points through games of Jan. 13. Staal has notched points in 32 of the Hurricanes' 43 games this season. Through games of Jan. 13, he ranked tied for third in the league with three shorthanded goals and tied for 12th in the league with 10 power-play goals.

Defenseman Frantisek Kaberle's overtime, penalty-shot game-winner on Jan. 13 against Nashville was just the fourth overtime game-winning goal to be scored on a penalty shot since overtime was reinstated in the NHL in 1983-84. Since that time, 12 overtime penalty shots have been attempted (including Kaberle's), the last game-winner coming when Colorado's Milan Hejduk scored at Tampa Bay on Jan. 19, 2004.

CAROLINA AT HOME: 19-4-1
CAROLINA ON THE ROAD: 10-6-3
CAROLINA ON THE POWER PLAY: 55-of-286 (19.2%)
CAROLINA SHORTHANDED: 191-of-238 (80.2%)

Injury Report

  • Defenseman Aaron Ward, hernia, surgery 1/11, injured reserve, out 3-6 weeks, missed 1 game
  • Defenseman Glen Wesley, MCL sprain (right knee), 12/31, out 4-6 weeks, missed 5 games Left wing Andrew Ladd, torn meniscus (right knee), surgery 12/5, missed 17 games
  • Center Josef Vasicek, left knee, surgery 12/5, injured reserve, out 3-4 months, missed 28 games

Hurricanes Practice Schedule
Jan. 15 Sunday none
Jan. 16 Monday RecZone 11;00 a.m.
Jan. 17 Tuesday Wachovia Center 11:30 a.m.
Jan. 18 Wednesday RBC Center 12:00 p.m.
Jan. 19 Thursday RBC Center 10:30 a.m.
Jan. 20 Friday RBC Center 10:00 a.m.
Jan. 21 Saturday none
Jan. 22 Sunday RBC Center 12:00 p.m.
Jan. 23 Monday RBC Center 10:30 a.m.
Jan. 24 Tuesday RBC Center 11:00 a.m.
Jan. 25 Wednesday BankAtlantic Center 11:30 a.m.
Jan. 26 Thursday Philips Arena 11:30 a.m.
Jan. 27 Friday RecZone 12:00 p.m.

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

Against the Blues
Sunday marks the lone 2005-06 meeting between the Hurricanes and the Blues. The teams last met on Jan. 6, 2004, a 2-0 Carolina win at the RBC Center behind a 19-save shutout by goaltender Kevin Weekes. Center Kevyn Adams led the Hurricanes in that game with a goal and an assist.

The Hurricanes post a 21-35-5-1 all-time record against the Blues, with a 12-17-2-0 home record and a 9-18-3-1 record in St. Louis. Hurricanes vs. Predators 2005-06 Schedule Jan. 15 RBC Center 1:30 p.m.

Carolina
GP
G
A
PTS
12 Staal
43
26
29
55
61 Stillman
42
14
33
47
17 Brind'Amour
39
20
18
38
11 Williams
43
16
22
38

Goaltenders
GP
GAA
W-L-OT
SV %
29 Gerber
32
2.72
22-7-2
.910
30 Ward
16
3.79
7-3-2
.876


St. Louis
GP
G
A
PTS
39 Weight
39
9
28
37
18 Sillinger
43
14
16
30
48 Young
43
8
18
26

Goaltenders
GP
GAA
W-L-OT
SV %
1 Sanford
15
2.73
4-9-1
.902
30 Bacashihua
10
3.95
3-4-0
.864

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 NYR 22 10 8 4 63 62 24
10 FLA 20 8 6 6 42 51 22
11 WSH 21 9 8 4 58 57 22
12 NJD 22 9 10 3 53 63 21
13 PHI 22 8 11 3 59 69 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