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GAME NOTES: Carolina Hurricanes at Florida Panthers

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GAME NOTES: Carolina Hurricanes at Florida Panthers

Wednesday, Oct. 11, 7:30 p.m. (ET)
BankAtlantic Center, Sunrise, FL

Hurricanes: 0-2-1 (1 pt.), 5th Southeast Division
Panthers: 1-1-1 (3 pts.), 2nd Southeast Division

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Wednesday's Game

The Carolina Hurricanes travel to Sunrise, Fla., for a Wednesday for a 7:30 p.m. meeting against the Florida Panthers at BankAtlantic Center (FSN South, Hurricanes Radio Network). Wednesday’s game marks the second game in Carolina’s current seven-game road swing and the team’s second game this season against a Southeast Division opponent.

The Hurricanes enter Wednesday’s game with a 0-2-1 record after earning a point against Buffalo in the season opener on Oct. 4 in a shootout loss, and then suffering losses against New Jersey and at Washington. Following Wednesday’s game, the Hurricanes will travel to Atlanta for a Friday night match up against the Thrashers and then travel on to Pittsburgh and Tampa Bay before returning to Raleigh.

Television: FSN South
Radio: Hurricanes Radio Network – WWMY 102.9 FM (Raleigh – flagship), Pirate Radio – WGHB 1250 AM and WDLX 930 AM (Greenville, NC… check listings for games), News Talk Radio WFNC 640 AM (Fayetteville, NC… Saturdays and Sundays)
Internet: www.carolinahurricanes.com

Milestone Watch

  • Captain Rod Brind’Amour is one assist shy of 600 assists for his NHL career
  • Captain Rod Brind’Amour played his 400th Hurricanes game on Oct. 7 at Washington
  • Head Coach Peter Laviolette coached his 300th NHL game on Oct. 6 against New Jersey

Carolina Notes

The Hurricanes went winless in their first three games of 2006-07, earning just one point in the standings for their Oct. 4 shootout loss against Buffalo. In 2005-06, the Hurricanes went winless in three straight games on three separate occasions – Nov. 19-22, Dec. 26-29 and March 8-11 – en route to a 52-22-8 record, the Southeast Division title and the second seed in the Eastern Conference.

The last five Stanley Cup champions, prior to the Hurricanes – Colorado (2001), Detroit (2002), New Jersey (2000, 2003) and Tampa Bay (2004) – posted a combined 6-7-2 record in their first three games of the next regular seasons, but posted a 3-1-1 combined record in their fourth games.

CAROLINA AT HOME: 0-1-1
CAROLINA ON THE ROAD: 0-1-0
CAROLINA ON THE POWER PLAY: 2-of-19 (10.5%)
CAROLINA SHORTHANDED: 18-of-21 (85.7%)

Injury Report

  • Defenseman Bret Hedican, lower body, day-to-day, missed 1 game
  • Defenseman Frantisek Kaberle, shoulder, out, missed 3 games
  • Left wing Cory Stillman, shoulder, out, missed 3 games

Against the Panthers

Wednesday marks the first of eight 2006-07 regular-season meetings between the Hurricanes and the Panthers, and the first of four meetings between the teams this season at BankAtlantic Center. The teams will next meet on Dec. 23, the last game before the NHL’s two-day holiday break.

Last season the Hurricanes posted a 6-1-1 record in eight games against the Panthers, and went 4-0-0 in the teams’ four meetings at the RBC Center. Eric Staal led all scorers with 11 points (4g, 7a) in the eight-game season series, while Olli Jokinen posted 10 points (5g, 5a) for Florida. The Hurricanes hold a 26-20-12-1 all-time record against the Panthers, with a 17-9-3 home mark and a 9-11-9-1 record in South Florida.

SCORING LEADERS AND GOALTENDERS

Carolina
GP
G
A
PTS
13 Whitney
3
0
2
2
11 Williams
3
0
2
2

Goaltenders
GP
GAA
W-L
SV %
30 Ward
3
3.57
0-2-1
.887

Panthers
GP
G
A
PTS
44 Bertuzzi
3
1
4
5
25 Nieuwendyk
3
1
2
3

Goaltenders
GP
GAA
W-L
SV %
35 Auld
3
2.28
1-0-1
.945
20 Belfour
1
8.89
0-1-0
.556

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