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GAME NOTES: Carolina Hurricanes vs. N.J. Devils (Game 5)

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GAME NOTES: Carolina Hurricanes vs. N.J. Devils (Game 5)


Carolina Hurricanes vs. New Jersey Devils

Game 5, Eastern Conference Semifinals Series “J”
Sunday, May 14, 7 p.m. (ET)
RBC Center, Raleigh, NC

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Sunday's Game

The Carolina Hurricanes and the New Jersey Devils play Game 5 of their best-of-seven Eastern Conference Semifinal series on Sunday at the RBC Center (7 p.m., FSN South, Hurricanes Radio Network). The Hurricanes advanced to the second round by virtue of a 4-2 series win against the Montreal

If a Game 6 is necessary, the Hurricanes will practice at the RBC Center on Tuesday at 11 a.m. before traveling to New Jersey.

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

Hurricanes Current Streaks

  • Center Eric Staal has earned points and in nine straight games (4/24-5/13: 4g, 10a)

  • Right wing Mark Recchi has earned points in each of the last three games (5/8-5/13: 2g, 1a)

Milestone Watch

  • Captain Rod Brind’Amour is 2 points shy of 100 NHL playoff points

Injury Report

  • Left wing Erik Cole, no timetable, fractured vertebra, missed last 21 games of the regular season and 10 playoff games

Hurricanes Practice Schedule

May 15 RBC Center 11 a.m.
May 16 Continental Airlines Arena 11:30 a.m.
May 17 RBC Center 12 p.m.
May 18 RBC Center 10:30 a.m.

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

Against the Devils

The Hurricanes and the Devils met four times during the 2005-06 regular season, with Carolina posting a 2-1-1 record. The Hurricanes outscored New Jersey 13-9 in the four games, with Carolina’s biggest victory coming in a 6-1 game at Continental Airlines Arena on Oct. 15. The Hurricanes posted a 4-1 win against New Jersey at the RBC Center on Dec. 17, and suffered 4-3 overtime loss on April 11 in Raleigh in the teams’ most recent meeting. New Jersey scored its lone regulation win against Carolina on Feb. 3 when Martin Brodeur stopped 28 shots in a 3-0 shutout win on Scott Stevens jersey retirement night. Captain Rod Brind’Amour (3g, 1a), center Matt Cullen (1g, 3a) and left wing Cory Stillman (0g, 4a) led the Hurricanes in the four-game season series against New Jersey, each posting three points. Cam Ward posted a 1-1-0 record, a 2.00 goals-against average and a .918 save percentage in two games against the Devils while Martin Gerber posted a 1-0-1 record, a 2.51 goals-against average and a .902 save percentage in two games. Martin Brodeur started all four games in the series for New Jersey, posting a 2-2-0 record, a 3.27 goals-against average and an .893 save percentage. Brian Gionta led the Devils with five points (2g, 3a).

For a detailed breakdown of the 2005-06 series between the teams, please go to page 99 in the 2006 Carolina Hurricanes Playoff Guide. This marks the third all-time playoff series between the Carolina franchise and New Jersey. The last time the teams met in the postseason prior to this series was in the 2002 Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, a 4-2 Hurricanes series win. The Hurricanes franchise posts a 6-6 all-time record against the Devils in the playoffs, including a 4-2 home record and a 2-4 record in New Jersey.

PLAYOFF STATISTICS

Carolina
GP
G
A
PTS
12 Staal
10
4
10
14
17 Brind'Amour
10
6
4
10
61 Stillman
10
3
5
8

Goaltenders
GP
GAA
W-L
SV %
29 Gerber
3
5.26
0-1
.800
30 Ward
9
1.86
7-2
.929


Devils
GP
G
A
PTS
26 Elias
8
6
10
16
15 Langenbrunner
8
3
10
13
23 Gomez
8
5
4
9

Goaltenders
GP
GAA
W-L
SV %
30 Brodeur
8
2.15
5-3
.926
40 Clemmensen
1
0.00
0-0
1.000

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 248 187 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 214 184 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 259 206 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 237 199 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 245 224 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 231 211 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 232 208 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 217 204 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 209 201 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 198 213 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 227 248 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 212 223 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 176 209 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 183 219 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 206 257 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 153 269 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