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GAME NOTES: Carolina Hurricanes at Tampa Bay Lightning

Monday, 10.30.2006 / 2:04 PM / News
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GAME NOTES: Carolina Hurricanes at Tampa Bay Lightning

Monday, Oct. 16, 7:00 p.m. (ET)
St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa, FL

Hurricanes: 2-3-1 (5 pts.), 3rd Southeast Division
Lightning: 2-3-0 (4 pts.), 5th Southeast Division

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Monday's Game

The Carolina Hurricanes continue their seven-game road swing and look for their third straight win on Monday against the Tampa Bay Lightning at St. Pete Times Forum (7 p.m., Versus, Hurricanes Radio Network). Monday’s game marks the fifth consecutive road game for the Hurricanes.

The Hurricanes enter Monday’s game with a 2-3-1 record after earning a point against Buffalo in the season opener on Oct. 4 in a shootout loss, suffering losses against New Jersey, at Washington and at Florida before scoring their first wins at Atlanta on Friday and at Pittsburgh on Saturday. Following Monday’s game, the Hurricanes will fly to Raleigh and will practice at home until leaving for Buffalo on Thursday.

Television: Versus
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 tallied his 600th career assist on Oct. 13 at Atlanta.
  • 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. Walker scored two goals in the Hurricanes’ 5-1 win at Pittsburgh on Oct. 14 and the 33-year old is now tied for the team lead with three goals and five points in Carolina’s first six games.

CAROLINA AT HOME: 0-1-1
CAROLINA ON THE ROAD: 2-2-0
CAROLINA ON THE POWER PLAY: 4-of-37 (10.8%)
CAROLINA SHORTHANDED: 33-of-38 (86.8%)

Injury Report

  • Right wing Trevor Letowski, upper body, day-to-day
  • Defenseman Glen Wesley, upper body, day-to-day, missed 1 game
  • Defenseman Bret Hedican, lower body, day-to-day, missed 1 game
  • Left wing Andrew Ladd, upper body, injured reserve, missed 1 game
  • Defenseman Frantisek Kaberle, shoulder, out, missed 5 games
  • Left wing Cory Stillman, shoulder, out, missed 5 games

Against the Lightning

Monday marks the first of eight meetings this season between the Hurricanes and the Lightning – the last two Stanley Cup champions. Last season, the Hurricanes posted a 3-3-2 record against the Lightning, taking three of the teams’ four meetings at the RBC Center, and losing all four games at St. Pete Times Forum, two in overtime. Eric Staal (4g, 5a) and Cory Stillman (4g, 5a), led the Hurricanes with nine points each in the eight-game series last year, while Brad Richards (4g, 9a) led Tampa Bay with 13 points. The Hurricanes post a 27-21-12-1 all-time record against the Lightning, including an 18-5-7-1 home record and a 9-16-5 mark along the Gulf Coast.

SCORING LEADERS AND GOALTENDERS

Carolina
GP
G
A
PTS
24 Walker
6
3
2
5
13 Whitney
6
1
4
5

Goaltenders
GP
GAA
W-L
SV %
30 Ward
5
2.95
2-2-1
.904
47 Grahame
1
6.00
0-1-0
.806

Lightning
GP
G
A
PTS
34 Craig
5
4
0
4
4 Lecavalier
5
2
2
4
17 Fedotenko
5
2
2
4

Goaltenders
GP
GAA
W-L
SV %
4 Denis
4
1.74
2-2-0
.911
40 Holmqvist
1
3.00
0-1-0
.889

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 NYI 63 41 20 2 202 174 84
3 NYR 60 38 16 6 190 148 82
4 TBL 63 38 19 6 207 167 82
5 DET 60 34 15 11 176 156 79
6 PIT 61 35 17 9 176 152 79
7 WSH 63 33 20 10 184 159 76
8 BOS 61 30 22 9 161 160 69
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 62 25 27 10 139 164 60
13 CBJ 60 26 30 4 157 189 56
14 TOR 61 25 31 5 170 185 55
15 CAR 60 23 30 7 137 159 53
16 BUF 62 19 38 5 120 207 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Faulk 60 11 28 -14 39
E. Staal 55 18 18 -9 36
E. Lindholm 59 11 16 -15 27
J. Skinner 55 16 9 -15 25
R. Nash 57 7 15 -8 22
N. Gerbe 56 7 14 -11 21
V. Rask 58 8 11 -16 19
J. McClement 60 4 12 1 16
J. Staal 24 4 11 -1 15
A. Semin 36 2 12 -8 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 16 19 4 .914 2.35
A. Khudobin 7 11 3 .906 2.60