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GAME NOTES: Carolina Hurricanes at Atlanta Thrashers

Monday, 10.30.2006 / 2:03 PM / News
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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 MTL 61 40 16 5 167 135 85
2 NYR 60 38 16 6 190 148 82
3 NYI 62 40 20 2 200 173 82
4 TBL 62 37 19 6 203 167 80
5 DET 60 34 15 11 176 156 79
6 PIT 61 35 17 9 176 152 79
7 WSH 62 33 19 10 184 156 76
8 BOS 60 29 22 9 158 158 67
9 FLA 61 26 22 13 145 172 65
10 PHI 62 26 25 11 164 181 63
11 OTT 59 26 23 10 167 161 62
12 NJD 61 25 27 9 137 161 59
13 CBJ 60 26 30 4 157 189 56
14 TOR 61 25 31 5 170 185 55
15 CAR 59 22 30 7 134 159 51
16 BUF 62 19 38 5 120 207 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Faulk 59 11 27 -16 38
E. Staal 54 18 18 -9 36
E. Lindholm 58 11 15 -16 26
J. Skinner 54 15 9 -16 24
R. Nash 56 7 14 -9 21
N. Gerbe 55 6 14 -13 20
A. Sekera 57 2 17 -7 19
V. Rask 57 8 10 -18 18
J. McClement 59 4 12 1 16
J. Staal 23 4 11 -1 15
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 16 19 4 .914 2.35
A. Khudobin 6 11 3 .901 2.73