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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 x - MTL 76 47 21 8 200 169 102
2 x - NYR 75 47 21 7 228 177 101
3 TBL 76 46 23 7 244 198 99
4 PIT 76 42 23 11 210 190 95
5 NYI 77 45 27 5 235 215 95
6 DET 75 40 23 12 220 206 92
7 WSH 76 41 25 10 223 188 92
8 BOS 76 38 25 13 201 196 89
9 OTT 75 37 26 12 218 203 86
10 FLA 76 35 26 15 190 207 85
11 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
12 CBJ 75 36 35 4 207 232 76
13 NJD 76 31 33 12 168 194 74
14 CAR 75 28 36 11 174 204 67
15 TOR 76 28 42 6 198 244 62
16 BUF 75 20 47 8 144 254 48

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 70 21 28 -12 49
J. Faulk 75 15 32 -17 47
E. Lindholm 74 16 21 -19 37
J. Skinner 70 18 13 -21 31
V. Rask 73 11 20 -12 31
R. Nash 68 8 17 -10 25
N. Gerbe 71 8 17 -13 25
J. McClement 75 7 13 -3 20
A. Nestrasil 47 7 13 4 20
J. Staal 39 4 16 -7 20
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 20 21 5 .911 2.40
A. Khudobin 8 15 6 .904 2.60