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GAME NOTES: Carolina Hurricanes vs. New Jersey Devils

Tuesday, 04.11.2006 / 9:58 AM ET / News
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GAME NOTES: Carolina Hurricanes vs. New Jersey Devils


Carolina Hurricanes vs. New Jersey Devils

 

Tuesday, April 11, 7:00 p.m. (ET)
RBC Center * Raleigh, NC

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Hurricanes: 51-21-6 (108 pts.), Southeast Division, 1st place
Devils: 42-27-9 (93 pts.), Atlantic Division, 3rd place

Tonight's Game

The Southeast Division Champion Carolina Hurricanes return to the RBC Center on Tuesday to face the New Jersey Devils (7 p.m., FSN South, Hurricanes Radio Network) in the first of two consecutive home games for Carolina. The Hurricanes went 2-1-0 in their recent three-game road trip to Washington and Atlanta, scoring wins at the Verizon Center against the Capitals on April 5 (4-3 in a shootout) and April 7 (4-3 in regulation) before falling on Saturday to the Thrashers at Philips Arena (5-2 in regulation). The Hurricanes will play host to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Friday (7 p.m., FSN South, Hurricanes Radio Network) in the first game of a back-to-back set between the teams.

Carolina has four games remaining in its 82-game regular-season schedule. The Hurricanes' 108 points put them in a tie with Ottawa for first place in the conference and 19 points ahead of Tampa Bay for first place in the Southeast Division through games of April 9.

Hurricanes Current Streaks

  • Center Eric Staal has earned points in each of the last three games (4/5-4/8: 2g, 2a)
  • Right wing Justin Williams has scored goals in each of the last two games (4/7-4/8: 4g, 0a)
  • Captain Rod Brind'Amour has earned assists in each of the last two games (4/7-4/8: 0g, 2a)

Milestone Watch

  • Defenseman Aaron Ward is one point shy of 100 points for his NHL career
  • Captain Rod Brind'Amour is three assists shy of 600 assists for his NHL career
  • The Carolina Hurricanes eclipsed the previous franchise records for wins in a season (43), home wins in a season (27) and points in a season (93) with their 44th win (27th home win) of 2005-06 on March 14 against the New York Rangers

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 currently post a 51-21-6 record, including a 28-11-2 record in 41 games since Dec. 31, and an 12-7-2 record since the Olympic Break. Carolina had its franchise-best nine-game home winning streak (12/13-1/28) snapped against Pittsburgh on Feb. 10. That home winning streak is tied for the longest in the NHL this season (Philadelphia, 10/7-11/12) and the Hurricanes currently have the best home record in the league at 30-7-1 (61 points). With 108 points in their first 78 games, the Hurricanes now look to improve upon their franchise record for points in a season. The previous franchise-high for points in a season was 93, set by the 1986-87 squad.

Hurricanes center Eric Staal leads the team in scoring with 96 points (44g, 51a) and ranked tied for fourth in the NHL through games of April 9. Staal's 44 goals ranked tied for sixth in the league, and his 19 power-play goals ranked him tied for seventh through April 9. He has notched points in 55 of the Hurricanes' 78 games this season.

CAROLINA AT HOME: 30-7-1
CAROLINA ON THE ROAD: 21-14-5
CAROLINA ON THE POWER PLAY: 92-of-511 (18.0%)
CAROLINA SHORTHANDED: 348-of-423 (82.3%)

Injury Report

  • Left wing Cory Stillman, lower body, day-to-day, missed 1 game
  • Defenseman Frantisek Kaberle, upper body, day-to-day, missed 1 game
  • Left wing Ray Whitney, lower body, day-to-day, missed 2 games
  • Left wing Erik Cole, fractured vertebra 3/4, out 6-8 weeks, missed 18 games

Hurricanes Practice Schedule

April 11 Tuesday RBC Center 10:30 a.m.
April 12 Wednesday RecZone 11:00 a.m.
April 13 Thursday RecZone 11:00 a.m.
April 14 Friday RBC Center 10:30 a.m.
April 15 Saturday St. Pete Times Forum 11:30 a.m.
April 16 Sunday none
April 17 Monday RBC Center 11:00 a.m.
April 18 Tuesday RBC Center 10:30 a.m.

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

Against the Devils

Tuesday marks the fourth and final meeting between the Hurricanes and the Devils this season. The two teams last met on Feb. 3 at Continental Airlines Arena, a 3-0 Devils win. The Hurricanes scored a 6-1 victory at New Jersey in the teams' first meeting this season on Oct. 15, and took the first game between the clubs at the RBC Center, 4-1 on Dec. 17. The Carolina franchise has not posted a season-series win against the Devils since 1990-91 when Hartford went 2-1-0 in the teams' three-game season series. The Hurricanes franchise posts a 36-43-12-1 all-time record against the Devils franchise, including a 19-18-8-0 home mark and a 17-25-4-1 road record.

Carolina posted a 1-3-0-0 record against New Jersey in 2003-04, with the Hurricanes' lone win a 2-1 triumph at Continental Airlines Arena on Jan. 21, 2004. Departed Hurricanes Jeff O'Neill (2g, 0a) and Sean Hill (0g, 2a) led Carolina in the 2003-04 season series against the Devils, each posting two points. Six New Jersey players notched three points in the four-game set with the Hurricanes.

Hurricanes vs. Devils 2005-06 Schedule
Oct. 15 Continental Airlines Arena W, 6-1
Dec. 17 RBC Center W, 4-1
Feb. 3 Continental Airlines Arena L, 0-3
April 11 RBC Center 7:00 p.m.

Oct. 15, 2005
Hurricanes 6, New Jersey 1

Carolina notched six-or-more goals for the second consecutive game in scoring a 6-1 win at New Jersey's Continental Airlines Arena. Captain Rod Brind'Amour found the net twice for his first multi-goal game since March 26, 2002, and his second straight multi-point game (10/12 vs. WSH: 1g, 2a). Radim Vrbata scored his second goal of the season, in his second game of the season when he beat New Jersey netminder Martin Brodeur 5:32 into the game for Carolina's first goal. Vrbata's marker came with just six seconds remaining of a 5-on-3 power play as Colin White and Zach Parise each served minor penalties for New Jersey. Erik Cole and Matt Cullen each scored 15 seconds apart in the game's 17th minute to give the Hurricanes a 3-0 first-period lead. Devils winger Jay Pandolfo made the game 3-1 when he scored 6:18 into the second frame, but Brind'Amour and Josef Vasicek extended Carolina's lead to 5-1 by the end of the period. Brind'Amour added a third-period goal for good measure to seal the win for the Hurricanes. Cam Ward stopped 27 of New Jersey's 28 shots to earn his third win in four starts.

Dec. 17, 2005
Hurricanes 4, New Jersey 1
The Hurricanes used three third period goals to score a 4-1 victory and move to 2-0-0 in the second of four games against New Jersey this season. Captain Rod Brind'Amour used his 10th power-play goal of the season to give Carolina a 1-0 lead 8:58 into the first period. New Jersey rookie Aleksander Suglobov used his first NHL goal/point to tie the game in the second period, but Carolina's own rookie Chad LaRose broke the 1-1 deadlock with his first NHL goal 1:59 into the third period when winger Ray Whitney set him up from behind Martin Brodeur's net. Eric Staal and Erik Cole chipped in insurance goals at 2:18 and 15:17, respectively, but LaRose's goal proved to be the game-winner and helped him earn first-star honors. Cory Stillman earned second-star honors with the primary assists on Brind'Amour's, Staal's and Cole's goals, his third three-assist game of the season. Goaltender Martin Gerber made 22 saves on 23 shots to earn his third consecutive win and help Carolina to move to 12-4-0 at home this season.

Feb. 3, 2006
New Jersey 3, Hurricanes 0

The New Jersey Devils ended Carolina's five-game winning streak with a 3-0 blanking on the night that the Devils honored retired defenseman Scott Stevens by raising his number into the rafters. Devils netminder Martin Brodeur stopped all 28 Carolina shots that he faced for his fifth shutout of the season, becoming just the second netminder all season to hold Carolina without a goal. After a scoreless first period, Patrik Elias beat Carolina goaltender Cam Ward at the 2:18 mark of the second period to give the Devils a 1-0 lead. Zach Parise made it 2-0 just over four minutes later, and Brian Gionta completed the scoring with his 30th goal of the season at 8:07 of the third period. Ward made 18 saves in the loss.

Carolina
GP
G
A
PTS
12 Staal
78
44
52
96
11 Williams
78
30
45
75
61 Stillman
68
19
53
72
17 Brind'Amour
74
30
37
67

Goaltenders
GP
GAA
W-L-OT
SV %
29 Gerber
56
2.72
37-13-4
.908
30 Ward
28
3.68
14-8-2
.882


Devils
GP
G
A
PTS
14 Gionta
78
44
35
79
23 Gomez
78
31
46
77
15 Langenbrunner
76
16
33
49

Goaltenders
GP
GAA
W-L-OT
SV %
30 Brodeur
69
2.60
39-23-7
.909
40 Clemmensen
13
3.35
3-4-2
.881

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