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GAME NOTES: Carolina Hurricanes vs. New Jersey Devils

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GAME NOTES: Carolina Hurricanes vs. New Jersey Devils

Friday, October 6, 7:00 p.m. (ET)
RBC Center * Raleigh, NC

Hurricanes: 0-0-1 (1 pts.), Southeast Division
Devils: 0-0-0 (0 pts.), Northeast Division

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Tonight's Game

The Carolina Hurricanes return to the ice Friday at 7 p.m. against the New Jersey Devils for “Opening Night 2” at the RBC Center. The Hurricanes opened the 2006-07 season on Wednesday with a 3-2 shootout loss against the Buffalo Sabres. The Hurricanes will travel to Washington following Friday’s game for a Saturday evening meeting against their division rival, the Washington Capitals.

Friday’s game will be telecast on FSN South, the Hurricanes’ cable television partner. It is the first of 57 Hurricanes games FSN South will carry this season. Prior to the game, fans can enjoy a party on the RBC Center’s south lawn beginning at 4:30 p.m., live music from the band Rubberband starting at 5 p.m. and parking lots will begin opening at 2:30 p.m. Hurricanes Radio Network flagship station Y102.9 FM will broadcast live from the tent party. The Hurricanes will again pay tribute to the 2005-06 championship season prior to the game and the Stanley Cup, Prince of Wales Trophy, Conn Smythe Trophy and Selke Trophy will be on display during the game.

Television: FSN South
Radio: Hurricanes Radio Network – WWMY 102.9 FM (Raleigh – flagship), WGHB 1250 AM/WDLX 930 AM (Greenville, Washington & New Bern, N.C.) and WFNC 640 AM (Fayetteville, N.C.)
Internet: www.carolinahurricanes.com

Milestone Watch

  • Captain Rod Brind’Amour is one assist shy of 600 assists for his NHL career
  • Head Coach Peter Laviolette is one game shy of 300 NHL games coached

Carolina Notes

In Carolina’s regular-season opener against Buffalo on Monday, winger Ray Whitney earned the first assists on goals by linemates Eric Staal and Erik Cole. Whitney posted 17 goals and 38 assists (55 points) in 2005-06, his first season with the Hurricanes.

In 2005-06, center Eric Staal led the Hurricanes with 45 goals and 55 assists while playing in all 82 regular-season games. He also led the NHL in the postseason posting 29 points. In Wednesday’s season opener against Buffalo, Staal picked up where he left off, notching Carolina’s first goal of the season. Staal’s linemate Erik Cole ranked fourth among Hurricanes goal scorers with 30 markers in 2005-06 despite missing the last 22 games of the regular season with a neck injury. Cole notched his first goal of 2006-07 during a 5-on-3 power play in Wednesday’s game.

CAROLINA AT HOME: 0-0-1
CAROLINA ON THE ROAD: 0-0-0
CAROLINA ON THE POWER PLAY: 1-of-9 (11.1%)
CAROLINA SHORTHANDED: 9-of-9 (100.0%)

Injury Report

  • Defenseman Frantisek Kaberle, shoulder, out
  • Left wing Cory Stillman, shoulder, out

Against the Devils

Tonight’s game marks the first of four meetings between the Hurricanes and the Devils. The two teams met four times during the 2005-06 season with Carolina posting a 2-1-1 record. The teams also met in the 2006 Eastern Conference Semifinals with Carolina emerging with a 4-1 win in the best-of-seven series.

Rod Brind’Amour (3g, 1a), Matt Cullen (1g, 3a) and Cory Stillman (0g, 4a) led all Hurricanes skaters with four points in the four-game regular-season series between the teams in 2005-06 while Brian Gionta (2g, 3a) led the Devils. The Hurricanes post a 36-43-13-1 all-time regular-season record against the Devils with a 19-18-9 home record and a 17-25-4-1 record in on the road.

SCORING LEADERS AND GOALTENDERS

Carolina
GP
G
A
PTS
13 Whitney
1
0
2
2
12 Staal
1
1
0
1
26 Cole
1
1
0
1
11 Williams
1
0
1
1
30 Ward
1
0
1
1

Goaltenders
GP
GAA
W-L
SV %
30 Ward
1
1.85
0-0-1
.938

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