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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 x - MTL 77 47 22 8 203 174 102
2 x - NYR 75 47 21 7 228 177 101
3 x - TBL 77 47 23 7 249 201 101
4 PIT 76 42 23 11 210 190 95
5 NYI 77 45 27 5 235 215 95
6 DET 75 40 23 12 220 206 92
7 WSH 76 41 25 10 223 188 92
8 BOS 76 38 25 13 201 196 89
9 OTT 75 37 26 12 218 203 86
10 FLA 76 35 26 15 190 207 85
11 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
12 CBJ 75 36 35 4 207 232 76
13 NJD 76 31 33 12 168 194 74
14 CAR 75 28 36 11 174 204 67
15 TOR 76 28 42 6 198 244 62
16 BUF 76 21 47 8 148 255 50

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 70 21 28 -12 49
J. Faulk 75 15 32 -17 47
E. Lindholm 74 16 21 -19 37
J. Skinner 70 18 13 -21 31
V. Rask 73 11 20 -12 31
R. Nash 68 8 17 -10 25
N. Gerbe 71 8 17 -13 25
J. McClement 75 7 13 -3 20
A. Nestrasil 47 7 13 4 20
J. Staal 39 4 16 -7 20
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 20 21 5 .911 2.40
A. Khudobin 8 15 6 .904 2.60