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GAME NOTES: Carolina Hurricanes vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

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GAME NOTES: Carolina Hurricanes vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

Saturday, Oct. 28, 7:00 p.m. (ET)
RBC Center, Raleigh, NC

Hurricanes: 4-5-2 (10 pts.), 4th Southeast Division
Lightning: 5-4-0 (10 pts.), 3rd Southeast Division

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Saturday’s Game
The Carolina Hurricanes host the Tampa Bay Lightning at the RBC Center on Saturday in the second game of the teams’ home-and-home series (7 p.m., FSN South, Hurricanes Radio Network). The Lightning scored a 5-1 victory on Thursday at St. Pete Times Forum when Martin St. Louis notched his fourth career hat trick and third against Carolina.

Following Saturday’s game, the Hurricanes will remain in Raleigh for Sunday’s season-ticket-holder-only practice (11 a.m., RBC Center). The team is scheduled to have Monday off before Tuesday’s 11 a.m. practice at RecZone prior to departing for Atlanta.

MILESTONE WATCH

  • Right wing Scott Walker earned his 300th NHL point with a goal, Oct. 25 vs. ATL
  • Captain Rod Brind’Amour is two games shy of 1,200 NHL games played

CURRENT STREAKS

  • Center Eric Staal has scored goals and earned points in each of the last two games (10/25-10/26: 2g, 1a)

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

In 2005-06, center Eric Staal notched 45 goals and earned 55 assists for 100 points to lead the Hurricanes in goals and points, and finish the season tied for the team lead in assists in his second NHL season. Through the Hurricanes’ first 11 games of 2006-07, the Thunder Bay, Ont., native leads the team with six goals and is tied for the team lead with 11 points, putting him on pace for 45 goals and 82 points this season.

CAROLINA AT HOME: 1-1-1
CAROLINA ON THE ROAD: 3-4-1
CAROLINA ON THE POWER PLAY: 10-of-62 (16.1%)
CAROLINA SHORTHANDED: 50-of-61 (82.0%)

Injury Report

  • Defenseman David Tanabe, upper body, missed 2 games
  • Defenseman Niclas Wallin, lower body, missed 3 games
  • Center Keith Aucoin, foot, injured reserve, missed 4 games
  • Right wing Trevor Letowski, concussion, day-to-day, missed 5 games
  • Defenseman Frantisek Kaberle, shoulder, out, missed 11 games
  • Left wing Cory Stillman, shoulder, out, missed 11 games

Against the Lightning

Saturday marks the third of eight meetings this season between the Hurricanes and the Lightning and the second game of a home-and-home set. The Lightning scored a 5-1 win in the first game of the home-and-home set on Thursday at St. Pete Times Forum when Martin St. Louis had his fourth career hat trick and third against Carolina. The Hurricanes took the first meeting between the clubs this season 5-1 on Oct. 16 at St. Pete Times Forum behind Justin Williams’ first career hat trick.

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 28-22-12-1 all-time record against the Lightning, including an 18-5-7-1 home record and a 10-17-5 mark along the Gulf Coast.

SCORING LEADERS AND GOALTENDERS

Carolina
GP
G
A
PTS
12 Staal
11
6
5
11
11 Williams
11
5
6
11
17 Brind'Amour
11
2
9
11

Goaltenders
GP
GAA
W-L
SV %
30 Ward
9
3.31
4-4-1
.896
47 Grahame
3
4.71
0-1-1
.823

Lightning
GP
G
A
PTS
17 Fedotenko
9
4
4
8
4 Lecavalier
9
4
4
8
19 Richards
9
1
7
8

Goaltenders
GP
GAA
W-L
SV %
30 Denis
8
2.21
5-3-0
.911
40 Holmqvist
2
3.00
0-1-0
.871

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 74 47 20 7 226 172 101
3 TBL 76 46 23 7 244 198 99
4 PIT 75 41 23 11 207 188 93
5 NYI 76 44 27 5 230 211 93
6 DET 74 40 22 12 216 201 92
7 WSH 75 40 25 10 218 186 90
8 BOS 75 37 25 13 199 195 87
9 OTT 74 37 25 12 216 199 86
10 FLA 75 34 26 15 186 205 83
11 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
12 CBJ 75 36 35 4 207 232 76
13 NJD 75 31 32 12 167 192 74
14 CAR 74 28 36 10 173 202 66
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 69 21 28 -11 49
J. Faulk 74 15 32 -17 47
E. Lindholm 73 16 21 -19 37
J. Skinner 69 18 13 -21 31
V. Rask 72 11 20 -11 31
R. Nash 68 8 17 -10 25
N. Gerbe 70 7 17 -13 24
J. McClement 74 7 13 -3 20
A. Nestrasil 46 7 13 4 20
J. Staal 38 4 16 -7 20
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 20 21 5 .911 2.40
A. Khudobin 8 15 5 .903 2.62