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GAME NOTES: Ottawa Senators at Carolina Hurricanes

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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 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 248 187 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 214 184 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 259 206 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 237 199 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 245 224 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 231 211 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 232 208 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 217 204 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 209 201 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 198 213 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 227 248 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 212 223 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 176 209 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 183 219 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 206 257 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 153 269 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 77 23 31 -13 54
J. Faulk 82 15 34 -19 49
E. Lindholm 81 17 22 -23 39
V. Rask 80 11 22 -14 33
J. Skinner 77 18 13 -24 31
N. Gerbe 78 10 18 -14 28
R. Nash 68 8 17 -10 25
J. Staal 46 6 18 -6 24
J. Liles 57 2 20 -9 22
J. McClement 82 7 14 -7 21
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 22 24 5 .910 2.40
A. Khudobin 8 17 6 .900 2.72