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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 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