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GAME NOTES: Back-to-Back Games: Carolina Hurricanes at N.Y. Rangers, N.Y. Islanders

Monday, 11.20.2006 / 3:16 PM / News
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GAME NOTES: Back-to-Back Games: Carolina Hurricanes at N.Y. Rangers, N.Y. Islanders
Carolina Hurricanes at New York Rangers
Tuesday, Nov. 21, 7:00 p.m. (ET)
Madison Square Garden, New York, NY

 

Hurricanes: 12-7-3 (27 pts.), 1st Southeast Division
Rangers: 11-9-1 (23 pts.), 2nd Atlantic Division

Carolina Hurricanes at New York Islanders
Wednesday, Nov. 22, 7:30 p.m. (ET)
Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY

Islanders: 9-6-3 (21 pts.), 3rd Atlantic Division

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BACK-TO-BACK GAMES
The Carolina Hurricanes travel to New York’s Madison Square Garden to face the Rangers on Tuesday for the teams’ second meeting in a one-week span (7 p.m., Versus HD, Hurricanes Radio Network). Carolina scored a 2-1 win in the teams’ first meeting this season on Nov. 15 at the RBC Center. Following Tuesday’s game, the Hurricanes will travel to Long Island for a Wednesday evening meeting with the New York Islanders at Nassau Coliseum. The Hurricanes are 5-1-0 in their last six games and have earned points in seven of their last eight games (11/4-11/18: 6-1-1).

MILESTONE WATCH

  • Captain Rod Brind’Amour earned his 300th point with the Hurricanes, Nov. 17 at Washington

CURRENT STREAKS

  • Captain Rod Brind’Amour has points in eight straight games (11/4-11/18: 6g, 7a) and assists in two straight (11/17-11/18: 2g, 3a)

Television: Tuesday: Versus (HD), Wednesday: 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 Carolina Hurricanes held their second-annual “Dad’s weekend” this past weekend as players’ fathers joined their sons for the team’s trip to Washington for Friday’s 4-1 win at the Verizon Center, and returned with the team to Raleigh for the team’s 5-4 win against Dallas at the RBC Center on Saturday. Last season, the Hurricanes went 2-0-0 in the inaugural “Dad’s weekend” with an 8-6 win against Philadelphia at the RBC Center on Oct. 28, and a 5-3 win at Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh on Oct. 29. Eric Staal had his first career hat trick in the 8-6 win against Philadelphia last season and added his third career hat trick in this year’s “Dad’s weekend” home game against Dallas. The Hurricanes are currently tied for second in the NHL with five shorthanded goals this season.

CAROLINA AT HOME: 6-3-1
CAROLINA ON THE ROAD: 5-4-2
CAROLINA ON THE POWER PLAY: 23-of-141 (16.3%)
CAROLINA SHORTHANDED: 107-of-128 (83.6%)

INJURY REPORT

  • Defenseman Frantisek Kaberle, shoulder, out, missed 22 games
  • Left wing Cory Stillman, shoulder, out, missed 22 games

AGAINST THE RANGERS
Tuesday’s game marks the second of four regular-season meetings between the Carolina Hurricanes and the New York Rangers this season. The teams first met this season at the RBC Center on Nov. 15, a 2-1 Hurricanes win. 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 42-44-7 all-time record against the Rangers, with a 27-16-3 home record and a 15-28-4 record at the Garden.

AGAINST THE NY ISLANDERS
Wednesday’s game marks the second of four meetings this season between the Carolina Hurricanes and the New York Islanders, and the second of two games between the teams at Nassau Coliseum. In 2005-06, the Hurricanes posted a 3-1-0 record in their four-game set against the Islanders, splitting games on Long Island. Justin Williams led all Hurricanes skaters with six points (1g, 5a) in the season series while Shawn Bates had three points (1g, 2a) to pace the Islanders. In 94 all-time meetings, the Hurricanes post a 44-38-10-2 record against the Islanders, with a 23-18-5-1 home record and a 21-20-5-1 record at Nassau Coliseum.

SCORING LEADERS AND GOALTENDERS

Carolina
GP
G
A
PTS
17 Brind'Amour
22
10
21
31
13 Whitney
22
9
19
28
12 Staal
22
13
10
23

Goaltenders
GP
GAA
W-L
SV %
30 Ward
19
2.98
11-6-2
.896
47 Grahame
4
3.60
1-1-1
.857

Rangers
GP
G
A
PTS
68 Jagr
21
9
23
32
92 Nylander
21
8
20
28
14 Shanahan
21
16
11
27

Goaltenders
GP
GAA
W-L
SV %
30 Lundqvist
16
3.11
9-7-0
.893
80 Weekes
5
3.33
2-2-1
.884

Islanders
GP
G
A
PTS
79 Yashin
18
8
14
22
55 Blake
18
10
8
18
18 Sillinger
18
5
6
11
81 Satan
18
3
8
11

Goaltenders
GP
GAA
W-L
SV %
39 DiPietro
12
2.71
6-5-1
.912
1 Dunham
7
2.44
3-1-2
.932

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 61 40 16 5 167 135 85
2 NYI 63 41 20 2 202 174 84
3 NYR 60 38 16 6 190 148 82
4 TBL 63 38 19 6 207 167 82
5 DET 60 34 15 11 176 156 79
6 PIT 61 35 17 9 176 152 79
7 WSH 63 33 20 10 184 159 76
8 BOS 61 30 22 9 161 160 69
9 FLA 61 26 22 13 145 172 65
10 PHI 62 26 25 11 164 181 63
11 OTT 59 26 23 10 167 161 62
12 NJD 62 25 27 10 139 164 60
13 CBJ 60 26 30 4 157 189 56
14 TOR 61 25 31 5 170 185 55
15 CAR 60 23 30 7 137 159 53
16 BUF 62 19 38 5 120 207 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Faulk 60 11 28 -14 39
E. Staal 55 18 18 -9 36
E. Lindholm 59 11 16 -15 27
J. Skinner 55 16 9 -15 25
R. Nash 57 7 15 -8 22
N. Gerbe 56 7 14 -11 21
V. Rask 58 8 11 -16 19
A. Sekera 57 2 17 -7 19
J. McClement 60 4 12 1 16
J. Staal 24 4 11 -1 15
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 16 19 4 .914 2.35
A. Khudobin 7 11 3 .906 2.60