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GAME NOTES: Carolina Hurricanes vs. Atlanta Thrashers

Monday, 10.30.2006 / 2:03 PM / 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 MTL 62 41 16 5 171 135 87
2 NYI 64 41 21 2 205 179 84
3 NYR 61 38 17 6 192 152 82
4 TBL 64 38 20 6 210 171 82
5 DET 61 35 15 11 180 159 81
6 PIT 62 36 17 9 181 155 81
7 WSH 64 34 20 10 188 159 78
8 BOS 62 31 22 9 165 161 71
9 FLA 63 28 22 13 154 178 69
10 PHI 63 27 25 11 168 183 65
11 OTT 60 27 23 10 171 163 64
12 NJD 63 26 27 10 141 164 62
13 CBJ 62 26 32 4 160 196 56
14 CAR 61 24 30 7 142 162 55
15 TOR 63 25 33 5 170 193 55
16 BUF 63 19 39 5 123 212 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Faulk 61 12 28 -16 40
E. Staal 56 18 19 -10 37
E. Lindholm 60 11 16 -16 27
J. Skinner 56 16 10 -16 26
R. Nash 58 7 15 -9 22
N. Gerbe 57 7 15 -11 22
V. Rask 59 8 12 -16 20
J. McClement 61 6 12 3 18
J. Staal 25 4 12 -2 16
A. Nestrasil 33 4 10 4 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 17 19 4 .913 2.37
A. Khudobin 7 11 3 .906 2.60