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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 x - NYR 76 48 21 7 231 179 103
2 x - MTL 77 47 22 8 203 174 102
3 x - TBL 78 47 24 7 250 204 101
4 PIT 76 42 23 11 210 190 95
5 NYI 77 45 27 5 235 215 95
6 WSH 77 42 25 10 227 190 94
7 DET 76 40 23 13 221 208 93
8 BOS 77 39 25 13 204 198 91
9 OTT 76 38 26 12 220 204 88
10 FLA 77 35 27 15 192 210 85
11 CBJ 76 37 35 4 210 234 78
12 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
13 NJD 77 31 33 13 170 197 75
14 CAR 76 28 37 11 176 208 67
15 TOR 77 29 42 6 201 245 64
16 BUF 76 21 47 8 148 255 50

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 71 22 28 -12 50
J. Faulk 76 15 32 -19 47
E. Lindholm 75 16 21 -20 37
J. Skinner 71 18 13 -22 31
V. Rask 74 11 20 -13 31
N. Gerbe 72 9 17 -13 26
R. Nash 68 8 17 -10 25
J. McClement 76 7 13 -5 20
A. Nestrasil 48 7 13 5 20
J. Staal 40 4 16 -6 20
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 20 22 5 .909 2.43
A. Khudobin 8 15 6 .904 2.60