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GAME NOTES: Carolina Hurricanes vs. Washington Capitals

Thursday, 11.9.2006 / 9:01 AM ET / 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 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 248 187 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 214 184 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 259 206 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 237 199 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 245 224 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 231 211 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 232 208 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 217 204 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 209 201 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 198 213 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 227 248 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 212 223 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 176 209 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 183 219 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 206 257 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 153 269 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 77 23 31 -13 54
J. Faulk 82 15 34 -19 49
E. Lindholm 81 17 22 -23 39
V. Rask 80 11 22 -14 33
J. Skinner 77 18 13 -24 31
N. Gerbe 78 10 18 -14 28
R. Nash 68 8 17 -10 25
J. Staal 46 6 18 -6 24
J. Liles 57 2 20 -9 22
J. McClement 82 7 14 -7 21
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 22 24 5 .910 2.40
A. Khudobin 8 17 6 .900 2.72