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GAME NOTES: Carolina Hurricanes vs. Montreal Canadiens

Saturday, 04.22.2006 / 4:12 PM / News
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GAME NOTES: Carolina Hurricanes vs. Montreal Canadiens


Carolina Hurricanes vs. Montreal Canadiens

Game 1 - Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Series “B”
Saturday, April 22, 7:00 p.m. (ET)
RBC Center, Raleigh, NC

Listen LIVE! (7 p.m.)

Hurricanes: 52-21-8 (112 pts.), Southeast Division, 1st place
Sabres: 51-24-6 (108 pts.), Northeast Division, 2nd place

Tonight's Game

The Carolina Hurricanes and the Montreal Canadiens play Game 1 of their best-of-seven Eastern Conference Quarterfinals series on Saturday at the RBC Center (7 p.m., FSN South, Hurricanes Radio Network). The teams will practice at the RBC Center on Sunday – Carolina 11 a.m., Montreal 1:15 p.m. – and will face off again at the RBC Center on Monday in Game 2 of the series (7 p.m., FSN South, Hurricanes Radio Network).

Television: FSN
Radio: Hurricanes Radio Network – WWMY 102.9 FM (Raleigh – flagship), WYSR 1590 AM (High Point), WMFD 630 AM (Wilmington)
Internet: www.carolinahurricanes.com

Against the Canadiens

The Hurricanes and the Canadiens met four times during the 2005-06 regular season, with Carolina taking all four meetings between the teams. The Hurricanes outscored Montreal 25-9 in the season series, with the biggest victory coming on Jan. 31 at the Bell Centre by an 8-2 margin. Carolina scored home-ice wins on Dec. 31 (5-3) and Jan. 23 (7-3), and a 5-1 win on March 16 at the Bell Centre in the teams’ most recent meeting. Justin Williams led all Hurricanes with nine points (3g, 6a) in the four-game season series while Tomas Plekanec (2g, 1a) and Francis Bouillon (1g, 2a) paced the Canadiens with three points each. Martin Gerber posted a 3-0-0 record and a 2.00 goals-against average against Montreal in 2005-06, while Jose Theodore assumed three of the Canadiens’ four losses. For a detailed breakdown of the 2005-06 series between the teams, please go to page 98 in the 2006 Carolina Hurricanes Playoff Guide. This marks the seventh all-time playoff series between the Carolina franchise and Montreal.

The last time the teams met in the postseason was in the 2002 Eastern Conference Semifinals, a 4-2 Hurricanes series win. The Hurricanes franchise posts a 12-21 all-time record against the Canadiens in the playoffs, including an 8-7 home record and a 4-14 record in Montreal.

Injury Report

  • Right wing Ray Whitney, day-to-day, lower body injury – missed last 6 games of the regular season
  • Left wing Erik Cole, no timetable, fractured vertebra, missed the last 21 games of the regular season

Hurricanes Practice Schedule

April 22 RBC Center 10:30 a.m.
April 23 RBC Center 11:00 a.m.
April 24 RBC Center 10:30 a.m.
April 25 RBC Center 11:00 a.m.
April 26 Bell Centre 11:30 a.m.
April 27 Bell Centre 1:15 p.m.
April 28 Bell Centre 11:30 a.m.
April 29 RBC Center 12:00 p.m.
April 30 RBC Center 10:30 a.m.
May 1 RBC Center 11:00 a.m.
May 2 Bell Centre 11:30 a.m.
May 3 RBC Center 12:00 p.m.
May 4 RBC Center 10:30 a.m.

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

Carolina
GP
G
A
PTS
12 Staal
82
45
55
100
11 Williams
82
31
45
76
61 Stillman
72
21
55
76
17 Brind'Amour
78
31
39
70

Goaltenders
GP
GAA
W-L-OT
SV %
29 Gerber
60
2.78
38-14-6
.906
30 Ward
28
3.68
14-8-2
.882


Canadiens
GP
G
A
PTS
27 Kovalev
69
23
42
65
11 Koivu
72
17
45
62
73 Ryder
81
30
25
55

Goaltenders
GP
GAA
W-L-OT
SV %
39 Huet
36
2.20
18-11-4
.929
30 Aebischer
50
3.09
29-17-2
.899

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 62 41 16 5 171 135 87
2 NYI 64 41 21 2 205 179 84
3 NYR 61 38 17 6 192 152 82
4 TBL 64 38 20 6 210 171 82
5 DET 61 35 15 11 180 159 81
6 PIT 62 36 17 9 181 155 81
7 WSH 64 34 20 10 188 159 78
8 BOS 62 31 22 9 165 161 71
9 FLA 63 28 22 13 154 178 69
10 PHI 63 27 25 11 168 183 65
11 OTT 60 27 23 10 171 163 64
12 NJD 63 26 27 10 141 164 62
13 CBJ 62 26 32 4 160 196 56
14 CAR 61 24 30 7 142 162 55
15 TOR 63 25 33 5 170 193 55
16 BUF 63 19 39 5 123 212 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Faulk 61 12 28 -16 40
E. Staal 56 18 19 -10 37
E. Lindholm 60 11 16 -16 27
J. Skinner 56 16 10 -16 26
R. Nash 58 7 15 -9 22
N. Gerbe 57 7 15 -11 22
V. Rask 59 8 12 -16 20
J. McClement 61 6 12 3 18
J. Staal 25 4 12 -2 16
A. Nestrasil 33 4 10 4 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 17 19 4 .913 2.37
A. Khudobin 7 11 3 .906 2.60