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GAME NOTES: Carolina at Calgary/Edmonton

Tuesday, 12.5.2006 / 9:41 AM ET / News
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GAME NOTES: Carolina at Calgary\/Edmonton

Carolina Hurricanes at Calgary Flames
Tuesday, Dec. 5, 9:00 p.m. (ET)
Pengrowth Saddledome * Calgary, Alberta
Hurricanes: 15-10-3 (33 pts.), 2nd Southeast Division
Flames: 12-10-2 (26 pts.), 4th Northwest Division

Carolina Hurricanes at Edmonton Oilers

Wednesday, Dec. 6, 9:30 p.m. (ET) Rexall Place * Edmonton, Alberta
Oilers: 13-10-2 (28 pts.), 1st Northwest Division
*All statistics prior to Edmonton’s game at Vancouver, Dec. 4

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BACK-TO-BACK GAMES
The Carolina Hurricanes begin a four-game road trip against Northwest Division opponents on Tuesday against the Calgary Flames at Pengrowth Saddledome (9 p.m. ET, FSN South, Hurricanes Radio Network). The Hurricanes will travel to Edmonton following Tuesday’s game for a Stanley Cup Final rematch against the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday before concluding the road swing with games at Vancouver and Colorado on Friday and next Tuesday, respectively.

The Hurricanes are coming off of a three-game home stand that saw Carolina score a 4-2 win against Montreal on Nov. 30, and a 5-2 win against Boston on Dec. 2. The defending Stanley Cup champions have won three of their last four games and have outscored opponents 15-9 in those four games. The Hurricanes are 1-0-0 this season against Western Conference opponents, with their lone contest coming on Nov. 18, a 5-4 win against Dallas at the RBC Center in Raleigh. Carolina went 7-2-1 against Western Conference opponents in 2005-06.

MILESTONE WATCH

  • Defenseman Mike Commodore played his 100th Hurricanes game on Dec. 2 against Boston


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
Seven Hurricanes players return to their home region of Western Canada as the team plays consecutive games against Northwest Division opponents Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver. Brunei-born but Calgary-bred winger Craig Adams; Ottawa-born but British Columbia-bred center Rod Brind'Amour; Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, natives Mike Commodore and Ray Whitney; Saskatoon-born but Sherwood Park/Edmonton-bred goaltender Cam Ward; Red Deer, Alberta native Glen Wesley; and Maple Ridge, BC, native Andrew Ladd all lay claim to a Western-Canadian upbringing. Hurricanes netminder and Denver, Colorado, native John Grahame will visit his hometown when the Hurricanes play the Avalanche next Tuesday at the Pepsi Center. Grahame has gone 1-2-1 in five career appearances against the Avalanche, posting a 3.10 goals-against average.

CAROLINA AT HOME: 8-4-1
CAROLINA ON THE ROAD: 7-6-2
CAROLINA ON THE POWER PLAY: 25-of-168 (14.9%)
CAROLINA SHORTHANDED: 132-of-155 (85.2%)

INJURY REPORT

  • Left wing Cory Stillman, shoulder, day-to-day, missed 28 games
  • Defenseman Frantisek Kaberle, shoulder, out, missed 28 games


AGAINST THE FLAMES
Tuesday’s game marks the first meeting between the Carolina Hurricanes and the Calgary Flames since Dec. 11, 2003, a 1-0 Calgary victory at Pengrowth Saddledome. Now-Bruins right wing Shean Donovan scored the game’s lone goal that night as Calgary netminder Miikka Kiprusoff earned a 23-save shutout in the second-to-last game of Paul Maurice’s coaching tenure with Carolina. The teams meet just once this season as Southeast Division teams travel to Northwest Division teams’ buildings this year. The Hurricanes franchise posts a 16-34-7 all-time record against the Flames organization, with a 10-13-5 home record and a 6-21-2 road record.

AGAINST THE OILERS

Wednesday’s game marks the first meeting between the Carolina Hurricanes and the Edmonton Oilers since the Hurricanes defeated the Oilers in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals on June 19, 2006. It also marks the teams’ first regular-season meeting since Dec. 9, 2003, a 3-2 Hurricanes win in Edmonton. Carolina broke out to a 3-0 lead in that game on two goals by now-departed Hurricanes forwards Marty Murray and Radim Vrbata before the Oilers struck twice in the game’s last 3:58. The teams meet just once this season as Southeast Division teams travel to Northwest Division teams’ buildings this year. The Hurricanes franchise posts a 18-30-12 all-time NHL record against Edmonton, including an 11-11-7 home record and a 7-19-5 mark in the Oilers’ home building.

SCORING LEADERS AND GOALTENDERS

Hurricanes
GP
G
A
PTS
17 Brind'Amour
28
10
26
36
13 Whitney
28
10
20
30
11 Williams
28
11
16
27

Goaltenders
GP
GAA
W-L
SV %
30 Ward
22
2.93
13-7-2
.895
47 Grahame
7
3.17
2-3-1
.896

Flames
GP
G
A
PTS
12 Iginla
24
13
14
27
40 Tanguay
24
5
17
22
22 Langkow
24
7
14
21

Goaltenders
GP
GAA
W-L
SV %
34 Kippusoff
22
2.10
12-9-1
.928
29 McLennan
2
3.87
0-1-1
.893

Oilers
GP
G
A
PTS
71 Sykora
25
12
13
25
94 Smyth
25
16
6
22
83 Hemsky
23
4
14
18

Goaltenders
GP
GAA
W-L
SV %
35 Roloson
23
2.56
12-8-2
.915
30 Markkanen
5
3.14
1-2-0
.872

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Skinner 82 28 23 -2 51
V. Rask 80 21 27 -6 48
J. Staal 82 20 28 6 48
E. Lindholm 82 11 28 -23 39
J. Faulk 64 16 21 -22 37
J. Nordstrom 71 10 14 1 24
A. Nestrasil 55 9 14 4 23
R. Nash 64 9 13 -5 22
N. Hanifin 79 4 18 -14 22
J. Slavin 63 2 18 1 20
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 23 17 10 .909 2.41
E. Lack 12 14 6 .901 2.81