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GAME NOTES: Carolina Hurricanes at Pittsburgh Penguins

Monday, 01.1.2007 / 10:31 PM ET / News
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GAME NOTES: Carolina Hurricanes at Pittsburgh Penguins

Carolina Hurricanes at Pittsburgh Penguins
Tuesday, Jan. 2, 7:30 p.m. (ET)
Mellon Arena * Pittsburgh, PA
Hurricanes: 21-16-4 (46 pts.) 2nd Southeast Division
Penguins:
16-15-6 (38 pts.), 4th Atlantic Division

TOMORROW’S GAME
The Carolina Hurricanes travel to Pittsburgh for a Tuesday night match up against the Penguins at Mellon Arena (7:30 p.m., FSN South, Hurricanes Radio Network). The Hurricanes have won six of their last eight games, dating back to a 3-2 win at Tampa Bay on Dec. 16. The Hurricanes will return to Raleigh following Tuesday’s game to begin a two-game home stand against Phoenix on Thursday (7 p.m., Hurricanes Radio Network) and the New York Islanders on Saturday (7 p.m., FSN South, Hurricanes Radio Network).

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 one point shy of 100 NHL points
  • Captain Rod Brind'Amour is two assists shy of 200 Hurricanes assists
  • Left wing Ray Whitney is four assists shy of 400 for his NHL career and two points shy of 100 Hurricanes points

CURRENT STREAKS

  • Captain Rod Brind'Amour has points in six straight games (12/22-12/31: 3g, 6a) and assists in three straight (12/28-12/31: 1g, 3a)
  • Left Wing Ray Whitney has goals and points in two straight games (12/29-12/31: 3g, 2a)
  • Defenseman David Tanabe has assists and points in two straight games (12/29-12/31: 0g, 3a)

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 have posted a 3-4-1 record in their first games of January since relocating to North Carolina.
  • Carolina has won each of their last three games at Mellon Arena. Pittsburgh’s last win at home against the Hurricanes came on March 19, 2004, a 4-3 overtime victory.
  • Hurricanes leading goal scorer Justin Williams led all NHLers with 10 regular-season game-winning goals in calendar year 2006, one ahead of San Jose Sharks sniper Jonathan Cheechoo.
  • The Hurricanes and the Penguins have combined to score 45 goals in their last six meetings. Neither team has shutout the other since Kevin Weekes and the Hurricanes blanked the Pens 4-0 on March 6, 2003.
  • This season, Carolina’s penalty kill has gone 168-for-194 (86.6%) in 37 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: 11-6-1
CAROLINA ON THE ROAD: 10-10-3
CAROLINA ON THE POWER PLAY: 39-of-240 (16.2%)
CAROLINA SHORTHANDED: 185-of-221 (83.7%)

INJURY REPORT

  • Defenseman Tim Gleason, broken foot, injured reserve, out one month, missed 4 games
  • Center Kevyn Adams, wrist, missed 7 games
  • Forward Andrew Ladd, appendix, missed 9 games
  • Defenseman Frantisek Kaberle, shoulder, out, missed 41 games

HURRICANES PRACTICE SCHEDULE

DECEMBER
Practice Type
Time
Location
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 PENGUINS
Tuesday marks the third of four meetings this season between the Hurricanes and the Penguins, and the second of two contests between the clubs in Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh took the teams’ first meeting at Mellon Arena on Oct. 14 by a 5-1 score, and scored a 6-2 win at the RBC Center on Nov. 11. Last season, the Hurricanes posted a 3-1-0 record in four games against the Penguins, scoring a shootout win at the RBC Center and two wins at Mellon Arena. Eric Staal led all scorers with 12 points (4g, 8a) in the four-game set while Mark Recchi, who joined the Hurricanes at the trading deadline, paced Pittsburgh with five points (4g, 1a) in the season series between the teams. The Carolina franchise holds a 43-45-11-1 all-time record against the Penguins, with a 24-22-5 home record and a 19-23-6-1 record in the Civic Arena.

SCORING LEADERS AND GOALTENDERS

CAROLINA HURRICANES
PITTSBURGH PENGUINS
Skaters
GP
G
A
PTS
Brind'Amour
37
13
32
45
Whitney
41
16
28
44
Williams
41
19
19
38
Skaters
GP
G
A
PTS
Crosby
34
17
41
58
Malkin
33
18
18
36
Recchi
37
9
22
31
Goaltenders
GP
GAA
W-L
SV %
Ward
31
2.82
18-10-3
.898
Grahame
11
3.19
3-6-1
.896
Goaltenders
GP
GAA
W-L
SV %
Fleury
30
3.06
15-11-4
.900
Thibault
11
3.24
1-4-2
.898

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
K. Versteeg 63 11 22 -6 33
E. Staal 63 10 23 -3 33
J. Nordstrom 71 10 14 1 24
A. Nestrasil 55 9 14 4 23
R. Nash 64 9 13 -5 22
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 23 17 10 .909 2.41
E. Lack 12 14 6 .901 2.81