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GAME NOTES: Carolina Hurricanes vs. Atlanta Thrashers

Monday, 10.30.2006 / 2:03 PM ET / News
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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 - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Skinner 82 28 23 -2 51
V. Rask 80 21 27 -6 48
J. Staal 82 20 28 6 48
E. Lindholm 82 11 28 -23 39
J. Faulk 64 16 21 -22 37
J. Nordstrom 71 10 14 1 24
A. Nestrasil 55 9 14 4 23
R. Nash 64 9 13 -5 22
N. Hanifin 79 4 18 -14 22
J. Slavin 63 2 18 1 20
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 23 17 10 .909 2.41
E. Lack 12 14 6 .901 2.81