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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 WSH 51 38 9 4 166 114 80
2 FLA 52 31 15 6 143 115 68
3 NYR 52 29 18 5 148 134 63
4 TBL 51 29 18 4 137 118 62
5 BOS 52 28 18 6 151 137 62
6 NYI 51 27 18 6 143 127 60
7 DET 52 26 18 8 130 131 60
8 PIT 51 26 18 7 132 130 59
9 NJD 53 26 20 7 119 120 59
10 CAR 54 24 21 9 130 142 57
11 MTL 54 26 24 4 143 143 56
12 PHI 51 23 19 9 121 133 55
13 OTT 53 24 23 6 148 165 54
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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