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GAME NOTES: Carolina Hurricanes at Atlanta Thrashers

Monday, 10.30.2006 / 2:03 PM ET / 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 WSH 52 39 9 4 171 117 82
2 FLA 54 32 16 6 150 122 70
3 NYR 53 30 18 5 150 135 65
4 NYI 52 28 18 6 145 129 62
5 TBL 53 29 20 4 140 127 62
6 DET 53 27 18 8 133 131 62
7 BOS 53 28 19 6 153 146 62
8 PIT 52 27 18 7 138 132 61
9 NJD 55 27 21 7 122 123 61
10 MTL 55 27 24 4 147 145 58
11 CAR 54 24 21 9 130 142 57
12 OTT 54 25 23 6 153 166 56
13 PHI 52 23 20 9 122 137 55
14 BUF 54 21 27 6 124 146 48
15 CBJ 55 21 28 6 137 170 48
16 TOR 52 19 24 9 120 144 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Faulk 54 15 19 -13 34
J. Skinner 54 19 12 -3 31
V. Rask 52 12 19 0 31
J. Staal 54 12 19 8 31
K. Versteeg 53 10 21 1 31
E. Staal 54 9 21 0 30
E. Lindholm 54 8 16 -9 24
A. Nestrasil 47 7 12 0 19
J. Nordstrom 43 5 9 2 14
R. Hainsey 54 3 11 -11 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 15 11 6 .908 2.38
E. Lack 9 10 3 .901 2.74
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