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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 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