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GAME NOTES: Carolina Hurricanes vs. Montreal Canadiens

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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 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 252 192 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 221 189 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 262 211 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 242 203 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 252 230 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 235 221 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 238 215 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 221 210 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 213 211 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 206 223 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 236 250 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 215 234 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 181 216 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 188 226 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 211 262 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 161 274 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 77 23 31 -13 54
J. Faulk 82 15 34 -19 49
E. Lindholm 81 17 22 -23 39
V. Rask 80 11 22 -14 33
J. Skinner 77 18 13 -24 31
N. Gerbe 78 10 18 -14 28
R. Nash 68 8 17 -10 25
J. Staal 46 6 18 -6 24
J. Liles 57 2 20 -9 22
J. McClement 82 7 14 -7 21
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 22 24 5 .910 2.40
A. Khudobin 8 17 6 .900 2.72