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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 WSH 51 38 9 4 166 114 80
2 FLA 53 31 16 6 143 118 68
3 NYR 53 30 18 5 150 135 65
4 TBL 52 29 19 4 138 123 62
5 BOS 52 28 18 6 151 137 62
6 DET 53 27 18 8 133 131 62
7 PIT 52 27 18 7 138 132 61
8 NYI 51 27 18 6 143 127 60
9 NJD 54 26 21 7 120 122 59
10 CAR 54 24 21 9 130 142 57
11 MTL 54 26 24 4 143 143 56
12 OTT 54 25 23 6 153 166 56
13 PHI 51 23 19 9 121 133 55
14 BUF 53 21 26 6 120 139 48
15 TOR 51 19 23 9 117 140 47
16 CBJ 54 21 28 5 135 168 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Faulk 54 15 19 -13 34
J. Skinner 54 19 12 -3 31
V. Rask 52 12 19 0 31
J. Staal 54 12 19 8 31
K. Versteeg 53 10 21 1 31
E. Staal 54 9 21 0 30
E. Lindholm 54 8 16 -9 24
A. Nestrasil 47 7 12 0 19
J. Nordstrom 43 5 9 2 14
R. Hainsey 54 3 11 -11 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 15 11 6 .908 2.38
E. Lack 9 10 3 .901 2.74
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