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GAME NOTES: Carolina Hurricanes vs. New York Rangers

Wednesday, 11.15.2006 / 9:52 AM ET / News
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GAME NOTES: Carolina Hurricanes vs. New York Rangers

Wednesday, Nov. 15, 7:00 p.m. (ET)
RBC Center, Raleigh, NC

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Hurricanes: 9-7-3 (21 pts.), 2nd Southeast Division
Rangers: 9-7-1 (19 pts.), 2nd Atlantic Division

Tonight's Game
The Carolina Hurricanes wrap up a four-game home stand on Wednesday when they play host to the New York Rangers in the teams’ first of four meetings this season (7 p.m., FSN South, Hurricanes Radio Network). The Hurricanes opened the home stand with a 5-0 win on Nov. 9 against Washington before handling Pittsburgh 6-2 on Nov. 11. The Eastern Conference-leading Buffalo Sabres handed Carolina a 7-4 loss in the teams’ game on Monday, the third game of the current home stand for the Hurricanes. Carolina will travel to Washington on Thursday for a Friday evening match up against the Capitals at the Verizon Center before returning to Raleigh for a Saturday evening meeting against the Dallas Stars.

MILESTONE WATCH

  • Defenseman Glen Wesley is two games shy of 600 with the Hurricanes (since the team relocated to NC)
  • Captain Rod Brind’Amour is five points shy of 300 with the Hurricanes

CURRENT STREAKS

  • Goaltender Cam Ward has started 10 consecutive games
  • Left wing Ray Whitney has recorded points in each of the last five games (11/4-11/13: 4g, 4a)
  • Captain Rod Brind’Amour has points in five straight games (11/4-11/13: 3g, 4a) and assists in three straight (11/9-11/13: 2g, 3a)
  • Right wing Scott Walker has recorded points in three straight games (11/9-11/13: 1g, 3a)
  • Right wing Justin Williams has recorded goals and points in two straight games (11/11-11/13: 2g, 1a)
  • Defenseman Mike Commodore has recorded assists and points in two straight games (11/11-11/13: 0g, 4a)

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
Hurricanes captain Rod Brind’Amour became the 71st NHL player to earn his 1,000th NHL point when he set up Carolina’s first goal in a 3-2 win at Ottawa on Nov. 4. Brind’Amour, 36, had four points in Carolina’s 5-2 win at Atlanta on Nov. 1, his 1,200th NHL game. Acquired by Carolina on Jan. 23, 2000, Brind’Amour played his 400th game with the Hurricanes on Oct. 7 in Washington and currently ranks tied for 69th in NHL history in points with 1,006 points. The 2006 Selke Trophy winner reached the 600-assist mark on Oct. 13 in Atlanta, and is 11 goals shy of 400 in his career.

CAROLINA AT HOME: 4-3-1
CAROLINA ON THE ROAD: 5-4-2
CAROLINA ON THE POWER PLAY: 19-of-121 (15.7%)
CAROLINA SHORTHANDED: 97-of-115 (84.8%)

INJURY REPORT

  • Defenseman Niclas Wallin, lower body, missed 2 game
  • Defenseman Tim Gleason, upper body, missed 7 games
  • Defenseman Frantisek Kaberle, shoulder, out, missed 19 games
  • Left wing Cory Stillman, shoulder, out, missed 19 games

Against the Rangers
Wednesday’s game marks the first of four regular-season meetings between the Carolina Hurricanes and the New York Rangers this season. The teams will meet again next Tuesday at Madison Square Garden before taking a break in the series until a Feb. 15 meeting at the RBC Center. Last season, Justin Williams led the Hurricanes with five points (3g, 2a) in the four-game set against the Rangers, while Michael Nylander paced New York with seven points (4g, 3a). The Hurricanes took three of the four games between the clubs last year, dropping just the Nov. 19 match up at MSG 4-3. Carolina holds a 41-44-7 all-time record against the Rangers, with a 26-16-3 home record and a 15-28-4 record at the Garden.

SCORING LEADERS AND GOALTENDERS

Carolina
GP
G
A
PTS
17 Brind'Amour
19
7
18
25
13 Whitney
19
7
17
24
12 Staal
19
7
11
18

Goaltenders
GP
GAA
W-L
SV %
30 Ward
17
3.03
9-6-2
.896
47 Grahame
3
4.71
0-1-1
.823

Rangers
GP
G
A
PTS
4868 Jagr
17
5
21
26
92 Nylander
17
7
18
25
14 Shanahan
17
13
9
22

Goaltenders
GP
GAA
W-L
SV %
30 Lundqvist
13
3.35
7-6-0
.888
80 Weekes
4
3.64
2-1-1
.878

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Skinner 82 28 23 -2 51
V. Rask 80 21 27 -6 48
J. Staal 82 20 28 6 48
E. Lindholm 82 11 28 -23 39
J. Faulk 64 16 21 -22 37
K. Versteeg 63 11 22 -6 33
E. Staal 63 10 23 -3 33
J. Nordstrom 71 10 14 1 24
A. Nestrasil 55 9 14 4 23
R. Nash 64 9 13 -5 22
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 23 17 10 .909 2.41
E. Lack 12 14 6 .901 2.81