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GAME NOTES: Carolina Hurricanes at Florida Panthers

Friday, 10.13.2006 / 1:13 PM / News
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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 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