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GAME NOTES: Carolina Hurricanes vs. Philadelphia Flyers

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GAME NOTES: Carolina Hurricanes vs. Philadelphia Flyers

Carolina Hurricanes vs. Philadelphia Flyers
Sunday, Dec. 31, 8 p.m. (ET)
RBC Center * Raleigh, NC
Hurricanes: 21-15-4 (46 pts.) 2nd Southeast Division
Flyers:
9-24-4 (22 pts.), 5th Atlantic Division

TOMORROW’S GAME
The Carolina Hurricanes look to extend their three-game home winning streak against the Philadelphia Flyers on New Year’s Eve at the RBC Center (8 p.m., FSN South, Hurricanes Radio Network). The Hurricanes have scored three straight home wins against the New York Islanders, Florida Panthers and Anaheim Ducks to take their record at the RBC Center to 11-5-1 this season.

MILESTONE WATCH

  • Center Kevyn Adams will play his 300th game with the Hurricanes with his next game played
  • Winger Scott Walker is one assist shy of 200 for his NHL career
  • Defenseman David Tanabe is two points shy of 100 NHL points
  • Captain Rod Brind'Amour is three assists shy of 200 Hurricanes assists
  • Left wing Ray Whitney is four assists shy of 400 for his NHL career and four points shy of 100 Hurricanes points

CURRENT STREAKS

  • Goaltender Cam Ward has won his last five games (12/16-12/29)
  • Captain Rod Brind'Amour has earned points in each of the last five games (12/22-12/28: 3g, 5a)

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.nhl.com, www.CarolinaHurricanes.com

CAROLINA NOTES

  • The Hurricanes are 1-1-3-1 in their last six meetings against Philadelphia at the RBC Center. The Hurricanes scored their lone win in that span by an 8-6 score on Oct. 28, 2005, behind Eric Staal’s first NHL hat trick.
  • Carolina posts a 3-3-4 record in its last 10 games against Philadelphia, with five of the 10 games ending in overtime or a shootout.
  • Former Flyers winger and now Hurricanes leading goal scorer Justin Williams leads all NHLers (through games of Dec. 29) with 10 regular-season game-winning goals in calendar year 2006, one ahead of San Jose Sharks sniper Jonathan Cheechoo.
  • The Carolina Hurricanes post a 17-8-2 record with defenseman Andrew Hutchinson in the lineup.
  • This season, Carolina’s penalty kill has gone 165-for-190 (86.8%) in 36 games with Rod Brind’Amour in the lineup and went 17-for-27 (63.0%) in the four games Brind’Amour missed in December.

CAROLINA AT HOME: 11-5-1
CAROLINA ON THE ROAD: 10-10-3
CAROLINA ON THE POWER PLAY: 38-of-233 (16.3%)
CAROLINA SHORTHANDED: 182-of-217 (83.9%)

INJURY REPORT

  • Defenseman Tim Gleason, broken foot, injured reserve, out one month, missed 3 games
  • Center Kevyn Adams, wrist, missed 6 games
  • Forward Andrew Ladd, appendix, missed 8 games
  • Defenseman Frantisek Kaberle, shoulder, out, missed 40 games

HURRICANES PRACTICE SCHEDULE

DECEMBER
Practice Type
Time
Location
Sun., Dec. 31
Pregame Skate
10:30 a.m.
RBC Center, Raleigh
Mon., Jan. 1
Team Practice
11:00 a.m.
RBC Center, Raleigh
Tues., Jan. 2
Pregame Skate
11:30 a.m.
Mellon Arena, Pittsburgh, PA
Wed., Jan. 3
Team Practice
12:00 p.m.
RBC Center, Raleigh
Thurs., Jan. 4
Pregame Skate
10:30 a.m.
RBC Center, Raleigh
Fri., Jan. 5
Team Practice
11:00 a.m.
RBC Center, Raleigh
Sat., Jan. 6
Pregame Skate
10:30 a.m.
RecZone, Raleigh
Sun., Jan. 7
Team Practice
11:00 a.m.
RBC Center, Raleigh
Mon., Jan. 8
Team Practice
TBD
RBC Center, Raleigh
Tues., Jan. 9
Pregame Skate
11:30 a.m.
Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON
Wed., Jan. 10
Team Practice
12:00 p.m.
RBC Center, Raleigh
Thurs., Jan. 11
Pregame Skate
10:30 a.m.
RBC Center, Raleigh
Fri., Jan. 12
Team Practice
11:00 a.m.
RecZone, Raleigh

*All times are local… Times and locations subject to change

AGAINST THE FLYERS
Tuesday’s game marks the second of four 2006-07 meetings between the Carolina Hurricanes and the Philadelphia Flyers. Carolina and Philadelphia will next meet on Feb. 22 at the RBC Center before closing out the season series at Philadelphia on March 28. Last season, three of the four meetings between the clubs went into overtime, with two of those games ending in a shootout. The Flyers had a shootout win on March 8 at Wachovia Center and an overtime win at the RBC Center on Dec. 29, while the Hurricanes won an 8-6 thriller at the RBC Center on Oct. 28, and scored a 4-3 shootout win in Philadelphia on Jan. 17. The Hurricanes post a 25-48-13-3 all-time record against the Flyers, with a 14-21-10-1 home record and a 11-27-6-2 record in Philadelphia.

SCORING LEADERS AND GOALTENDERS

CAROLINA HURRICANES
PHILADELPHIA FLYERS
Skaters
GP
G
A
PTS
Brind'Amour
36
13
31
44
Whitney
40
14
28
42
Williams
40
19
19
38
Skaters
GP
G
A
PTS
Gagne
37
19
11
30
Knuble
31
14
10
24
Forsberg
25
7
13
20
Goaltenders
GP
GAA
W-L
SV %
Ward
30
2.78
18-9-3
.900
Grahame
11
3.19
3-6-1
.896
Goaltenders
GP
GAA
W-L
SV %
Esche
9
5.13
3-4-0
.845
Niittymaki
32
3.28
6-20-4
.895

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 252 192 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 221 189 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 262 211 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 242 203 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 252 230 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 235 221 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 238 215 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 221 210 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 213 211 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 206 223 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 236 250 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 215 234 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 181 216 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 188 226 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 211 262 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 161 274 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