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GAME NOTES: Carolina Hurricanes vs. Washington Capitals

Thursday, 11.09.2006 / 9:01 AM / News
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GAME NOTES: Carolina Hurricanes vs. Washington Capitals

Thursday, Nov. 9, 7:00 p.m. (ET)
RBC Center, Raleigh, NC

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Hurricanes: 7-6-3 (17 pts.), 2nd Southeast Division
Capitals: 6-4-4 (16 pts.), 3rd Atlantic Division

Tuesday's Game
The Carolina Hurricanes return to the RBC Center for the first game of a four-game home stand, Thursday against Southeast Division rival Washington (7 p.m., FSN South, Hurricanes Radio Network). The Hurricanes currently rank second in the division with 17 points in their first 16 games of 2006-07. Just five of Carolina’s first 16 games took place at the RBC Center where the Hurricanes posted a 31-8-2 record in 2005-06, good for an NHL second-best 64 points in 41 home games. The Hurricanes continue their home stand on Saturday against Pittsburgh (7 p.m., Hurricanes Radio Network) before hosting Buffalo on Monday and the New York Rangers on Wednesday next week.

MILESTONE WATCH

  • Captain Rod Brind’Amour earned his 1,000th NHL point with an assist at Ottawa on Nov. 4
  • Right wing Erik Cole is one assist shy of 100 for his NHL career

CURRENT STREAKS

  • Goaltender Cam Ward has started seven consecutive games
  • Center Eric Staal has recorded points in each of the last two games (11/4-11/7: 1g, 1a)
  • Left wing Ray Whitney has recorded assists and points in each of the last two games (11/4-11/7: 2g, 2a)
  • Captain Rod Brind’Amour has recorded points in each of the last two games (11/4-11/7: 1g, 1a)
  • Right wing Erik Cole has recorded assists and points in each of the last two games (11/4-11/7: 1g, 3a)

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

The Hurricanes played their fourth overtime game of 2006-07 on Nov. 7 at New Jersey and suffered a 3-2 shootout loss when John Madden scored as the Devils’ sixth shootout shooter. On Oct. 25 against Atlanta, Anton Babchuk netted the first game-winning goal of his career and gave the Hurricanes their first overtime win of the season. The Hurricanes are now 1-3 in games decided in overtime or a shootout, with a 1-1 record in games ending in the five-minute overtime and a 0-2 record in games ending with a shootout. In 2005-06, the Hurricanes went to overtime 20 times, posting a 4-6 record in games that ended during the five-minute overtime period and an 8-2 record in games that went to the shootout for an overall overtime record of 12-8.

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 finished the season tied for the team lead in assists in his second NHL season. Through the Hurricanes’ first 16 games of 2006-07, the Thunder Bay, Ont., native leads the team with nine goals and four power-play goals, and is third on the team lead with 17 points, putting him on pace for 46 goals and 87 points this season. Staal celebrated his 22nd birthday on Oct. 29.

CAROLINA AT HOME: 2-2-1
CAROLINA ON THE ROAD: 5-4-2
CAROLINA ON THE POWER PLAY: 15-of-95 (15.8%)
CAROLINA SHORTHANDED: 81-of-96 (84.4%)

INJURY REPORT

  • Defenseman Tim Gleason, upper body, missed 4 games
  • Defenseman Frantisek Kaberle, shoulder, out, missed 16 games
  • Left wing Cory Stillman, shoulder, out, missed 16 games

Against the Capitals

Thursday marks the second of eight 2006-07 regular-season meetings between the Hurricanes and the Capitals, and the first of four meetings between the teams at the RBC Center. Washington took the teams’ first meeting of the season on Oct. 7 at the Verizon Center by a 5-2 margin. The Hurricanes posted a 5-3-0 record in eight contests against Washington in 2005-06, with Captain Rod Brind'Amour leading all scorers in the series with 11 points (6g, 5a). Dainius Zubrus (5g, 5a) and Alex Ovechkin (3g, 7a) led all Capitals scorers with 10 points each in last season's series. The Hurricanes post a 34-56-14-1 all-time record against the Capitals, including a 17-25-10-1 home record and a 17-31-4 road record.

SCORING LEADERS AND GOALTENDERS

Carolina
GP
G
A
PTS
17 Brind'Amour
16
5
15
20
13 Whitney
16
5
15
20
12 Staal
16
9
8
17

Goaltenders
GP
GAA
W-L
SV %
30 Ward
14
3.10
7-5-2
.897
47 Grahame
3
4.71
0-1-1
.823

Capitals
GP
G
A
PTS
8 Ovechkin
14
10
8
18
28 Semin
14
8
7
15
17 Clark
14
5
9
14

Goaltenders
GP
GAA
W-L
SV %
37 Kolzig
10
3.45
4-3-2
.904
1 Johnson
5
2.21
2-1-2
.933

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 22 16 5 1 61 52 33
2 TBL 22 14 6 2 77 60 30
3 PIT 19 13 4 2 69 44 28
4 NYI 20 14 6 0 68 57 28
5 BOS 22 13 9 0 57 54 26
6 DET 20 10 5 5 55 49 25
7 TOR 21 11 8 2 67 63 24
8 OTT 19 9 6 4 52 50 22
9 WSH 20 9 8 3 56 54 21
10 NJD 21 9 9 3 53 61 21
11 FLA 18 7 5 6 40 47 20
12 NYR 19 8 7 4 52 58 20
13 PHI 19 8 9 2 57 60 18
14 CAR 20 6 11 3 48 62 15
15 CBJ 20 6 12 2 49 72 14
16 BUF 21 6 13 2 36 70 14

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Nash 20 4 11 1 15
E. Staal 15 6 7 -6 13
J. Faulk 20 2 10 -8 12
J. Skinner 16 5 6 -4 11
J. Tlusty 20 8 2 -11 10
E. Lindholm 20 6 4 -3 10
N. Gerbe 16 2 6 3 8
A. Sekera 19 0 8 -3 8
C. Terry 17 4 3 1 7
V. Rask 20 3 2 -7 5
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 6 7 1 .903 2.71
A. Khudobin 0 4 2 .898 2.97