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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 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 63 38 19 6 207 167 82
5 DET 61 35 15 11 180 159 81
6 PIT 61 35 17 9 176 152 79
7 WSH 63 33 20 10 184 159 76
8 BOS 62 31 22 9 165 161 71
9 FLA 62 27 22 13 150 175 67
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 61 26 31 4 157 191 56
14 CAR 61 24 30 7 142 162 55
15 TOR 62 25 32 5 170 189 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