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GAME NOTES: Montreal Canadiens at Carolina Hurricanes

Wednesday, 11.29.2006 / 4:58 PM ET / News
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GAME NOTES: Montreal Canadiens at Carolina Hurricanes

Tuesday, Nov. 30, 7:00 p.m. (ET)
RBC Center * Raleigh, NC

Hurricanes: 13-10-3 (29 pts.), 2nd Southeast Division
Canadiens: 14-6-3 (31 pts.), 3rd Northeast Division

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THURSDAY’S GAME
The Carolina Hurricanes play the second game of a three-game home stand on Thursday against the Montreal Canadiens (7 p.m., FSN South, Hurricanes Radio Network). The Hurricanes fell 4-1 to the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday, and will wrap up the three-game home stand on Saturday against Boston (7 p.m., Hurricanes Radio Network). Following Saturday’s game, the Hurricanes will travel to Calgary on Sunday in advance of a four-game road swing against Northwest Division opponents.

MILESTONE WATCH

  • Winger Erik Cole played his 300th Hurricanes/NHL game on Nov. 28 against Ottawa

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

Television: 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 Hurricanes acquired defenseman Mark Flood from Columbus on Wednesday in exchange for defenseman Derrick Walser. Flood will report to Carolina’s top minor-league affiliate, the Albany River Rats of the American Hockey League. Flood is a former teammate of Hurricanes center Eric Staal. The two played two seasons together with Peterborough of the Ontario Hockey League.

CAROLINA AT HOME: 6-4-1
CAROLINA ON THE ROAD: 7-6-2
CAROLINA ON THE POWER PLAY: 25-of-160 (15.6%)
CAROLINA SHORTHANDED: 124-of-147 (84.4%)

INJURY REPORT

  • Defenseman Frantisek Kaberle, shoulder, out, missed 26 games Left wing
  • Cory Stillman, shoulder, out, missed 26 games


AGAINST THE CANADIENS
Thursday marks the second of four regular-season meetings between 2006 Eastern Conference quarterfinals opponents Carolina and Montreal. The teams met at the RBC Center on Nov. 2, a 4-0 Montreal win. The Hurricanes will travel to Montreal on Feb. 6 and Feb. 17 to round out the season series. In 2005-06, the Hurricanes posted a perfect 4-0-0 record against Montreal and outscored the Canadiens 25-9 in the teams’ four contests. Justin Williams led all scorers with nine points in last year’s four-game set, while Erik Cole led Carolina with five goals despite playing in just three of the four games between the clubs. The Hurricanes franchise posts a 51-86-19-2 all-time record against the Canadiens, including a 31-37-12-1 home mark, and a 20-49-7-1 record in Montreal.

SCORING LEADERS AND GOALTENDERS

Carolina
GP
G
A
PTS
17 Brind'Amour
26
10
23
33
13 Whitney
26
9
19
28
12 Staal
26
14
10
24

Goaltenders
GP
GAA
W-L
SV %
30 Ward
20
3.03
11-7-2
.894
47 Grahame
7
3.17
2-3-1
.896

Canadiens
GP
G
A
PTS
11 Koivu
23
6
14
20
14 Souray
23
9
9
18
27 Kovalev
23
2
15
17

Goaltenders
GP
GAA
W-L
SV %
39 Huet
15
1.93
9-2-2
.940
30 Aebischer
10
3.16
5-4-1
.905

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 74 46 20 8 195 162 100
2 NYR 72 46 19 7 219 167 99
3 TBL 74 46 21 7 242 191 99
4 NYI 75 44 26 5 228 208 93
5 PIT 74 40 23 11 204 186 91
6 DET 72 39 21 12 208 195 90
7 WSH 73 39 24 10 212 180 88
8 OTT 72 37 24 11 212 190 85
9 BOS 74 36 25 13 195 193 85
10 FLA 73 33 26 14 180 201 80
11 PHI 75 30 29 16 196 216 76
12 NJD 73 31 31 11 164 186 73
13 CBJ 73 34 35 4 198 228 72
14 CAR 73 27 36 10 170 201 64
15 TOR 74 27 41 6 193 237 60
16 BUF 74 20 46 8 141 249 48

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 68 20 27 -13 47
J. Faulk 73 14 32 -18 46
E. Lindholm 72 16 20 -21 36
J. Skinner 68 18 12 -22 30
V. Rask 71 11 19 -12 30
R. Nash 67 8 17 -10 25
N. Gerbe 69 7 17 -13 24
J. McClement 73 7 13 -3 20
A. Nestrasil 45 7 13 4 20
J. Staal 37 4 15 -9 19
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 19 21 5 .910 2.43
A. Khudobin 8 15 5 .903 2.62