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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 x - NYR 73 47 19 7 224 168 101
2 MTL 75 46 21 8 197 167 100
3 TBL 75 46 22 7 244 194 99
4 NYI 75 44 26 5 228 208 93
5 PIT 74 40 23 11 204 186 91
6 DET 73 39 22 12 212 201 90
7 WSH 74 40 24 10 215 182 90
8 OTT 73 37 25 11 213 195 85
9 BOS 74 36 25 13 195 193 85
10 FLA 74 34 26 14 184 202 82
11 PHI 75 30 29 16 196 216 76
12 CBJ 74 35 35 4 203 230 74
13 NJD 74 31 31 12 166 189 74
14 CAR 73 27 36 10 170 201 64
15 TOR 75 27 42 6 194 241 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