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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 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Skinner 82 28 23 -2 51
V. Rask 80 21 27 -6 48
J. Staal 82 20 28 6 48
E. Lindholm 82 11 28 -23 39
J. Faulk 64 16 21 -22 37
J. Nordstrom 71 10 14 1 24
A. Nestrasil 55 9 14 4 23
R. Nash 64 9 13 -5 22
N. Hanifin 79 4 18 -14 22
J. Slavin 63 2 18 1 20
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 23 17 10 .909 2.41
E. Lack 12 14 6 .901 2.81