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GAME NOTES: Back-to-Back Games - Carolina Hurricanes vs. Washington Capitals and Dallas Stars

Friday, 11.17.2006 / 9:13 AM / News
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GAME NOTES: Back-to-Back Games - Carolina Hurricanes vs. Washington Capitals and Dallas Stars
Carolina Hurricanes at Washington Capitals
Friday, Nov. 17, 7:00 p.m. (ET)
Verizon Center * Washington, DC

 

Hurricanes: 10-7-3 (23 pts.), 2nd Southeast Division
Capitals: 8-5-5 (21 pts.), 3rd Southeast Division

Carolina Hurricanes vs. Dallas Stars
Saturday, Nov. 18, 7:00 p.m. (ET)
RBC Center * Raleigh, NC

Stars: 12-5-0 (24 pts.), 3rd Pacific Division
* All statistics prior to Dallas’ game at Atlanta on Nov. 17

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BACK-TO-BACK GAMES
The Carolina Hurricanes take to the road for a one-game road trip to face division rival Washington at the Verizon Center on Friday (7 p.m., FSN South, Hurricanes Radio Network). Following Friday’s game, the Hurricanes will return to Raleigh for a Saturday evening match up against the Dallas Stars (7 p.m., Hurricanes Radio Network). Carolina is coming off of a four-game home stand in which they scored wins against the Capitals, the Pittsburgh Penguins and the New York Rangers, and suffered just one loss to Buffalo.

MILESTONE WATCH

  • Defenseman Glen Wesley will play his 600th game with the Hurricanes (since the team’s relocation in 1997) with his next game played
  • Captain Rod Brind’Amour is four points shy of 300 with the Hurricanes

CURRENT STREAKS

  • Goaltender Cam Ward has started 11 consecutive games
  • Captain Rod Brind’Amour has points in six straight games (11/4-11/15: 4g, 4a) and goals in three straight (11/11-11/15: 3g, 2a)
  • Right wing Justin Williams has recorded points in three straight games (11/11-11/15: 2g, 2a)

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
According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Hurricanes captain Rod Brind’Amour’s 20-or-more faceoff wins in each of Carolina’s last three games marks the first time an NHL player has won 20-or-more faceoffs in each of three consecutive games since Brind’Amour did so in January 2002. The last player with a longer such streak was Mark Messier who recorded 20-or-more faceoff wins in each of four consecutive games in January 2000.

The Hurricanes are currently tied for second in the NHL with five shorthanded goals this season.

CAROLINA AT HOME: 5-3-1
CAROLINA ON THE ROAD: 5-4-2
CAROLINA ON THE POWER PLAY: 19-of-125 (15.2%)
CAROLINA SHORTHANDED: 100-of-119 (84.0%)

INJURY REPORT

  • Defenseman Niclas Wallin, lower body, missed 3 games
  • Defenseman Tim Gleason, upper body, missed 8 games
  • Defenseman Frantisek Kaberle, shoulder, out, missed 20 games
  • Left wing Cory Stillman, shoulder, out, missed 20 games

AGAINST THE CAPITALS
Friday marks the third of eight 2006-07 regular-season meetings between the Hurricanes and the Capitals, and the second of four meetings between the teams at the Verizon Center. Washington took the teams’ first meeting of the season on Oct. 7 at the Verizon Center by a 5-2 margin, and the Hurricanes returned the favor by taking the teams’ second game on Nov. 9 at the RBC Center by a 5-0 score. 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 35-56-14-1 all-time record against the Capitals, including an 18-25-10-1 home record and a 17-31-4 road record.

AGAINST THE STARS
Saturday marks the lone meeting between the Hurricanes and the Stars this season, and also marks Carolina’s first of 10 games this season against Western Conference opponents. With the NHL’s more division- and conference-based schedule, introduced for the 2005-06 season, the Hurricanes will host Pacific Division teams and travel to Northwest Division teams this season. The Hurricanes went 2-2-1 in their five road games against Pacific Division teams and 5-0-0 in home games against Central Division teams last season. The Hurricanes will not play Central Division teams this season Carolina and Dallas last met on Dec. 2, 2005, at Dallas’ American Airlines Center, and suffered a 5-4 shootout loss. In 62 all-time games against the Stars franchise, the Hurricanes franchise has posted a 23-31-7-1 record, with a 13-15-4 home mark and a 10-16-3-1 road record.

SCORING LEADERS AND GOALTENDERS

Carolina
GP
G
A
PTS
17 Brind'Amour
20
8
18
26
13 Whitney
20
7
17
24
12 Staal
20
7
12
19

Goaltenders
GP
GAA
W-L
SV %
30 Ward
18
2.92
10-6-2
.899
47 Grahame
3
4.71
0-1-1
.823

Capitals
GP
G
A
PTS
8 Ovechkin
18
12
10
22
9 Zubrus
18
12
6
18
28 Semin
18
8
9
17

Goaltenders
GP
GAA
W-L
SV %
1 Johnson
6
2.67
2-2-2
.922
37 Kolzig
13
2.91
6-3-3
.921

Stars
GP
G
A
PTS
9 Modano
17
8
4
12
10 Morrow
17
6
6
12
88 Lindros
17
4
8
12

Goaltenders
GP
GAA
W-L
SV %
35 Turco
14
1.92
10-4-0
.927
41 Smith
3
1.34
2-1-0
.951

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 PIT 31 21 6 4 99 71 46
2 TBL 33 20 10 3 110 87 43
3 NYI 31 21 10 0 99 89 42
4 DET 32 17 7 8 92 80 42
5 MTL 33 20 11 2 88 82 42
6 TOR 32 19 10 3 110 91 41
7 FLA 30 14 8 8 68 76 36
8 WSH 31 15 10 6 91 85 36
9 BOS 32 16 13 3 81 83 35
10 NYR 29 15 10 4 89 79 34
11 OTT 31 13 12 6 82 86 32
12 CBJ 31 13 15 3 76 100 29
13 PHI 31 11 14 6 81 92 28
14 BUF 32 13 17 2 62 100 28
15 NJD 33 11 16 6 74 96 28
16 CAR 31 9 19 3 66 88 21

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Faulk 31 6 13 -13 19
E. Staal 26 7 11 -10 18
R. Nash 31 4 12 -3 16
J. Skinner 27 7 8 -4 15
E. Lindholm 31 8 6 -7 14
J. Tlusty 28 10 3 -11 13
N. Gerbe 27 3 9 -2 12
A. Sekera 29 1 11 -8 12
V. Rask 31 4 5 -8 9
C. Terry 22 5 3 -2 8
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 9 12 1 .909 2.47
A. Khudobin 0 7 2 .892 3.11