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GAME NOTES: Ottawa Senators at Carolina Hurricanes

Monday, 11.27.2006 / 3:47 PM ET / News
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GAME NOTES: Ottawa Senators at Carolina Hurricanes

Tuesday, Nov. 28, 7:00 p.m. (ET)
RBC Center * Raleigh, NC

Hurricanes: 13-9-3 (29 pts.), 2nd Southeast Division
Senators: 11-12-1 (23 pts.), 4th Northeast Division

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TOMORROW’S GAME
The Carolina Hurricanes return to the RBC Center on Tuesday to face the Ottawa Senators in the first game of a three-game home stand. The Hurricanes currently post a 6-3-1 home mark, good for eighth in the conference (through games of Nov. 26) despite having played the fewest home games of any Eastern Conference team. Carolina will host Montreal on Thursday and Boston on Saturday to round out the home stand.

MILESTONE WATCH

  • Winger Erik Cole will play his 300th Hurricanes/NHL game with his next game played

  • Defenseman Mike Commodore is three games shy of 100 Hurricanes games played

Television: None
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
Fans are reminded that Goodwill Industries will be on hand at the RBC Center from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Tuesday to accept donations of winter clothing. Fans donating jackets, hats, gloves and other winter clothing will receive a voucher good for buy-one-get-one-free tickets to Tuesday’s game against Ottawa. Vouchers are not redeemable for tickets in the Champions Club, Club Ledge or Y102.9 $10.29 tickets.

Carolina goaltender John Grahame recorded his first back-to-back starts with the Hurricanes when he backstopped the team on Nov. 22 at the NY Islanders and on Nov. 24 at Boston. Grahame recorded a team season-high 44 saves in the Hurricanes’ 4-2 loss at the NY Islanders, but picked up his second win of the season with 25 saves in Carolina’s 5-1 triumph at Boston. Grahame now posts a 2-2-1 record, a 3.01 goals-against average and an .898 save percentage in six games with the Hurricanes.

CAROLINA AT HOME: 6-3-1
CAROLINA ON THE ROAD: 7-6-2
CAROLINA ON THE POWER PLAY: 25-of-155 (16.1%)
CAROLINA SHORTHANDED: 119-of-141 (84.4%)

INJURY REPORT

  • Defenseman Bret Hedican, lower body, day-to-day, missed 1 game
  • Defenseman Frantisek Kaberle, shoulder, out, missed 25 games Left wing
  • Cory Stillman, shoulder, out, missed 25 games


AGAINST THE SENATORS
Tuesday’s game marks the second of four 2006-07 meetings between the Ottawa Senators and the Carolina Hurricanes – the Eastern Conference’s top two teams in 2005-06 – and the second game this month between the clubs. The Hurricanes scored a 3-2 win at Scotiabank Place on Nov. 4 in the teams’ first meeting this season. Last season the teams split their four-game regular-season series with each team winning once and losing once on home ice, and Ottawa outscoring Carolina 14-10 in the four games. Now-Senators goaltender Martin Gerber started all four games for Carolina last season, posting a 2-2-0 record, a 3.29 goals-against average and a .914 save percentage. Now-Red Wings netminder Dominik Hasek posted a 2-2-0 reocrd, a 2.52 goals-against average and a .910 save percentage while playing every minute for Ottawa against Carolina last season. Dany Heatley led all scorers with five points (1g, 4a) in the four-game set, while Eric Staal (2g, 2a) and Justin Williams (1g, 3a) paced the Hurricanes. Carolina posts a 32-21-8 all-time record against the Senators with a 17-8-4 home record and a 15-13-4 record in the Ottawa region.

SCORING LEADERS AND GOALTENDERS

Carolina
GP
G
A
PTS
17 Brind'Amour
25
10
23
33
13 Whitney
25
9
19
28
12 Staal
25
14
10
24

Goaltenders
GP
GAA
W-L
SV %
30 Ward
20
3.03
11-7-2
.894
47 Grahame
6
3.01
2-2-1
.898

Senators
GP
G
A
PTS
15 Heatley
24
14
15
29
19 Spezza
24
11
17
28
11 Alfresson
24
7
13
20

Goaltenders
GP
GAA
W-L
SV %
1 Emery
13
2.26
8-4-0
.923
29 Gerber
12
3.45
3-8-1
.890

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 52 31 15 6 143 115 68
3 NYR 52 29 18 5 148 134 63
4 TBL 51 29 18 4 137 118 62
5 BOS 52 28 18 6 151 137 62
6 NYI 51 27 18 6 143 127 60
7 DET 52 26 18 8 130 131 60
8 PIT 51 26 18 7 132 130 59
9 NJD 53 26 20 7 119 120 59
10 CAR 54 24 21 9 130 142 57
11 MTL 54 26 24 4 143 143 56
12 PHI 51 23 19 9 121 133 55
13 OTT 53 24 23 6 148 165 54
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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