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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 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 252 192 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 221 189 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 262 211 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 242 203 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 252 230 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 235 221 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 238 215 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 221 210 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 213 211 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 206 223 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 236 250 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 215 234 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 181 216 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 188 226 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 211 262 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 161 274 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 77 23 31 -13 54
J. Faulk 82 15 34 -19 49
E. Lindholm 81 17 22 -23 39
V. Rask 80 11 22 -14 33
J. Skinner 77 18 13 -24 31
N. Gerbe 78 10 18 -14 28
R. Nash 68 8 17 -10 25
J. Staal 46 6 18 -6 24
J. Liles 57 2 20 -9 22
J. McClement 82 7 14 -7 21
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 22 24 5 .910 2.40
A. Khudobin 8 17 6 .900 2.72