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GAME NOTES: Carolina Hurricanes at Atlanta Thrashers

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GAME NOTES: Carolina Hurricanes at Atlanta Thrashers

Friday, Oct. 13, 7:30 p.m. (ET)
Philips Arena, Atlanta, GA

Hurricanes: 0-3-1 (1 pt.), 5th Southeast Division
Thrashers: 3-0-1 (7 pts.), 1st Southeast Division

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Tonight's Game

The Carolina Hurricanes continue their seven-game road swing on Friday against the Atlanta Thrashers at Philips Arena (7:30 p.m., FSN South, Hurricanes Radio Network). Friday’s game marks the third consecutive road game for the Hurricanes and the third consecutive game against a Southeast Division opponent.

The Hurricanes enter Friday’s game with a 0-3-1 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, at Washington and at Florida. Following Friday’s game, the Hurricanes will travel to Pittsburgh for a Saturday night match up against the Penguins and then travel to 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

On Oct. 11 at Florida, winger Scott Walker and center Eric Belanger each notched their first goals with the Hurricanes in a 6-3 loss. Walker and Belanger also each earned assists in the game, marking both players’ first multi-point games with Carolina. Of the seven goals generated by the Hurricanes in the team’s first four games, Walker and/or Belanger have factored on three while defenseman Tim Gleason factored on one.

CAROLINA AT HOME: 0-1-1
CAROLINA ON THE ROAD: 0-2-0
CAROLINA ON THE POWER PLAY: 3-of-27 (11.1%)
CAROLINA SHORTHANDED: 21-of-25 (84.0%)

Injury Report

  • Defenseman Frantisek Kaberle, shoulder, out, missed 4 games
  • Left wing Cory Stillman, shoulder, out, missed 4 games

Against the Thrashers

Friday marks the first of eight 2006-07 regular-season meetings between the Hurricanes and the Thrashers, and the first of four meetings between the teams this season at Philips Arena. The teams will next meet on Oct. 25 at the RBC Center, and will return to Philips Arena on Nov. 1.

Last season, the Hurricanes posted a 4-4-0 record in eight games against the Thrashers, scoring two wins at home and two on the road, including one in overtime. Justin Williams (4g, 5a) and Rod Brind’Amour (1g, 8a) led all Hurricanes scorers in the eight-game season series while Ilya Kovalchuk paced the Thrashers with 12 points (9g, 3a). The Hurricanes post a 22-7-4-1 all-time record against the Thrashers, including a 12-4-1 home mark and a 10-3-3-1 record at Philips Arena.

SCORING LEADERS AND GOALTENDERS

Carolina
GP
G
A
PTS
25 Belanger
4
1
2
3
24 Walker
4
1
2
3
11 Williams
4
0
3
3

Goaltenders
GP
GAA
W-L
SV %
30 Ward
3
3.57
0-2-1
.887
47 Grahame
1
6.00
0-1-0
.806

Thrashers
GP
G
A
PTS
18 Hossa
4
4
3
7
13 Kozlov
4
2
4
6

Goaltenders
GP
GAA
W-L
SV %
32 Lehtonen
4
.073
3-0-1
.971

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