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GAME NOTES: Carolina Hurricanes vs. Atlanta Thrashers

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GAME NOTES: Carolina Hurricanes vs. Atlanta Thrashers

Wednesday, Oct. 25, 7:00 p.m. (ET)
RBC Center, Raleigh, NC

Hurricanes: 3-4-2 (8 pts.), 4th Southeast Division
Thrashers: 7-1-1 (15 pts.), 1st Southeast Division

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Tonight’s Game
The Carolina Hurricanes return to the RBC Center on Wednesday following a seven-game road swing to face Southeast Division rival Atlanta (7 p.m., FSN South, Hurricanes Radio Network). Wednesday’s game is the first of four consecutive divisional games for Carolina.

On Thursday, the Hurricanes will visit Tampa Bay (7:30 p.m., FSN South, Hurricanes Radio Network) for the first game of a home-and-home set against the Lightning that concludes on Saturday at the RBC Center. Carolina will finish its four-game divisional set at Atlanta on Nov. 1. The Hurricanes currently post a 2-2-0 record against Southeast Division opponents this season.

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

Carolina Notes

On Oct. 16 at Tampa Bay, Hurricanes right wing Justin Williams notched his first career hat trick, and the first three-goal game this season for Carolina. Williams scored the Hurricanes’ second, fourth and fifth goals in a 5-1 rout of the Lightning to earn the 20th hat trick for the team since the franchise relocated to North Carolina prior to the 1997-98 season. Williams added a two-goal game on Oct. 21 at the NY Islanders to bring his goal-scoring total to a team-high five this season. He is currently tied with Captain Rod Brind’Amour for first on the team with 10 points (5g, 5a). Williams had seven two-goal games in 346 career NHL regular-season games prior to his Oct. 16 hat trick.

With Buffalo Sabres on a five-on-three power play up two goals with less than two minutes remaining on Oct. 19, Hurricanes defenseman Mike Commodore knocked in the rebound of an Erik Cole shot to beat Ryan Miller for a shorthanded goal. Although Carolina’s comeback bid fell short, Commodore’s goal was one for the record books, as it marked the first time in the franchise history that the Whalers or Hurricanes had scored a goal while down two men.

CAROLINA AT HOME: 0-1-1
CAROLINA ON THE ROAD: 3-3-1
CAROLINA ON THE POWER PLAY: 9-of-55 (16.4%)
CAROLINA SHORTHANDED: 44-of-53 (83.0%)

Injury Report

  • Center Keith Aucoin, foot, injured reserve, missed 2 games
  • Right wing Trevor Letowski, concussion, day-to-day, missed 3 games
  • Defenseman Glen Wesley, upper body, day-to-day, missed 4 games
  • Defenseman Frantisek Kaberle, shoulder, out, missed 9 games
  • Left wing Cory Stillman, shoulder, out, missed 9 games

Against the Thrashers

Wednesday marks the second 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 the RBC Center. The Hurricanes took the team’s first meeting at Atlanta on Oct. 13, a 4-3 regulation win on Ray Whitney’s last-second goal. The teams will next meet on Nov. 1 at the Philips Arena, but will not meet again after that until Jan. 13 at the RBC Center.

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
11 Williams
9
5
5
10
17 Brind'Amour
9
2
8
10
13 Whitney
9
1
9
10

Goaltenders
GP
GAA
W-L
SV %
30 Ward
7
2.96
3-3-1
.905
47 Grahame
2
5.00
0-1-1
.821

Thrashers
GP
G
A
PTS
18 Hossa
9
10
5
15
17 Kovalchuk
9
5
7
12
13 Kozlov
9
3
9
12

Goaltenders
GP
GAA
W-L
SV %
32 Lehtonen
9
1.96
7-1-1
.929
1 Hedberg
1
0.00
0-0-0
.000

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