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GAME NOTES: Boston Bruins at Carolina Hurricanes

Saturday, 12.2.2006 / 8:57 AM ET / News
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GAME NOTES: Boston Bruins at Carolina Hurricanes

Saturday, Dec. 2, 7:00 p.m. (ET)
RBC Center * Raleigh, NC

Hurricanes: 14-10-3 (31 pts.), 2nd Southeast Division
Canadiens: 12-9-2 (26 pts.), 5th Northeast Division

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SATURDAY’S GAME
The Carolina Hurricanes wrap up a three-game home stand on Saturday against the Boston Bruins (7 p.m., Hurricanes Radio Network). The Hurricanes fell 4-1 to the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday, but rebounded with a 4-2 win against Montreal on Thursday in the first two games of the home stand. The Hurricanes will travel to Calgary on Sunday in advance of next Tuesday’s game against the Flames – the first game of a four-game road trip against Northwest Division opponents.

MILESTONE WATCH

  • Defenseman Mike Commodore will play his 100th Hurricanes game with his next game played


Television:
No Carolina broadcast (Boston’s NESN broadcast available via CenterIce)
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 NHL and the Hurricanes will honor Captain Rod Brind’Amour and his 1,000-points accomplishment (Nov. 4 at Ottawa) in a pre-game ceremony on Dec. 29 prior to the team’s game against Anaheim. FSN South, the Hurricanes’ cable television partner, has added the Dec. 29 game to its telecast schedule. Fans can receive a buy-one-get-one-free ticket voucher for the Dec. 29 game by donating a toy to the Hurricanes Wives Second Annual Toy Drive, Dec. 11-15. Please visit CarolinaHurricanes.com for more information.

CAROLINA AT HOME: 7-4-1
CAROLINA ON THE ROAD: 7-6-2
CAROLINA ON THE POWER PLAY: 25-of-164 (15.2%)
CAROLINA SHORTHANDED: 127-of-150 (84.7%)

INJURY REPORT

  • Defenseman Frantisek Kaberle, shoulder, out, missed 27 games Left wing
  • Cory Stillman, shoulder, out, missed 27 games


AGAINST THE BRUINS
Saturday’s game marks the second of four meetings this season between the Carolina Hurricanes and the Boston Bruins. The Hurricanes took the clubs’ first meeting on Nov. 24 at TD Banknorth Garden by a 5-1 margin. In 2005-06, the Hurricanes posted a 3-1-0 record against the Bruins, splitting the games at TD Banknorth Garden with a 4-3 shootout victory on Feb. 5 and a 4-2 loss on March 18. Aaron Ward led all Carolina scorers in last year’s season series with two goals and five assists (7 points). Eric Staal added two goals and four assists (6 points) for Carolina. The Bruins lead the all-time series against the Hurricanes 83-59-16, with the Hurricanes posting a 33-36-9 record at home and a 27-47-7 record in Boston.

SCORING LEADERS AND GOALTENDERS

Carolina
GP
G
A
PTS
17 Brind'Amour
27
10
24
34
13 Whitney
27
9
20
29
11 Williams
27
10
15
25

Goaltenders
GP
GAA
W-L
SV %
30 Ward
21
2.98
12-7-2
.895
47 Grahame
7
3.17
2-3-1
.896

Bruins
GP
G
A
PTS
91 Savard
23
6
22
28
27 Murray
23
7
17
24
37 Bergeron
23
13
8
21

Goaltenders
GP
GAA
W-L
SV %
30 Thomas
19
2.88
10-5-2
.910
54 Toivonen
7
4.20
2-3-0
.8.69

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 51 38 9 4 166 114 80
2 FLA 53 31 16 6 143 118 68
3 NYR 53 30 18 5 150 135 65
4 TBL 52 29 19 4 138 123 62
5 BOS 52 28 18 6 151 137 62
6 DET 53 27 18 8 133 131 62
7 PIT 52 27 18 7 138 132 61
8 NYI 51 27 18 6 143 127 60
9 NJD 54 26 21 7 120 122 59
10 CAR 54 24 21 9 130 142 57
11 MTL 54 26 24 4 143 143 56
12 OTT 54 25 23 6 153 166 56
13 PHI 51 23 19 9 121 133 55
14 BUF 53 21 26 6 120 139 48
15 TOR 51 19 23 9 117 140 47
16 CBJ 54 21 28 5 135 168 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Faulk 54 15 19 -13 34
J. Skinner 54 19 12 -3 31
V. Rask 52 12 19 0 31
J. Staal 54 12 19 8 31
K. Versteeg 53 10 21 1 31
E. Staal 54 9 21 0 30
E. Lindholm 54 8 16 -9 24
A. Nestrasil 47 7 12 0 19
J. Nordstrom 43 5 9 2 14
R. Hainsey 54 3 11 -11 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 15 11 6 .908 2.38
E. Lack 9 10 3 .901 2.74
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