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GAME NOTES: Montreal Canadiens at Carolina Hurricanes

Wednesday, 11.29.2006 / 4:58 PM / 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

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