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GAME NOTES: Carolina Hurricanes at Tampa Bay Lightning

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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 x - NYR 73 47 19 7 224 168 101
2 MTL 75 46 21 8 197 167 100
3 TBL 75 46 22 7 244 194 99
4 NYI 75 44 26 5 228 208 93
5 PIT 74 40 23 11 204 186 91
6 DET 73 39 22 12 212 201 90
7 WSH 74 40 24 10 215 182 90
8 OTT 73 37 25 11 213 195 85
9 BOS 74 36 25 13 195 193 85
10 FLA 74 34 26 14 184 202 82
11 PHI 75 30 29 16 196 216 76
12 NJD 74 31 31 12 166 189 74
13 CBJ 73 34 35 4 198 228 72
14 CAR 73 27 36 10 170 201 64
15 TOR 75 27 42 6 194 241 60
16 BUF 74 20 46 8 141 249 48

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 68 20 27 -13 47
J. Faulk 73 14 32 -18 46
E. Lindholm 72 16 20 -21 36
J. Skinner 68 18 12 -22 30
V. Rask 71 11 19 -12 30
R. Nash 67 8 17 -10 25
N. Gerbe 69 7 17 -13 24
J. McClement 73 7 13 -3 20
A. Nestrasil 45 7 13 4 20
J. Staal 37 4 15 -9 19
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 19 21 5 .910 2.43
A. Khudobin 8 15 5 .903 2.62