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GAME NOTES: Ottawa Senators at Carolina Hurricanes

Monday, 11.27.2006 / 3:47 PM / 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 PIT 31 21 6 4 99 71 46
2 NYI 32 22 10 0 101 90 44
3 TBL 34 20 10 4 112 90 44
4 MTL 33 20 11 2 88 82 42
5 DET 33 17 8 8 93 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 33 16 14 3 82 85 35
10 NYR 29 15 10 4 89 79 34
11 OTT 32 14 12 6 88 88 34
12 NJD 34 12 16 6 77 98 30
13 CBJ 31 13 15 3 76 100 29
14 PHI 31 11 14 6 81 92 28
15 BUF 32 13 17 2 62 100 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