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GAME NOTES: Carolina Hurricanes at Florida Panthers

Friday, 10.13.2006 / 1:13 PM ET / 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 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Skinner 82 28 23 -2 51
V. Rask 80 21 27 -6 48
J. Staal 82 20 28 6 48
E. Lindholm 82 11 28 -23 39
J. Faulk 64 16 21 -22 37
K. Versteeg 63 11 22 -6 33
E. Staal 63 10 23 -3 33
J. Nordstrom 71 10 14 1 24
A. Nestrasil 55 9 14 4 23
R. Nash 64 9 13 -5 22
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 23 17 10 .909 2.41
E. Lack 12 14 6 .901 2.81