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GAME NOTES: Carolina Hurricanes at Pittsburgh Penguins

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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 - 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