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GAME NOTES: Carolina Hurricanes at New York Rangers

Sunday, 03.11.2007 / 1:55 PM ET / News
By Ken Preston
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GAME NOTES: Carolina Hurricanes at New York Rangers
Carolina Hurricanes at New York Rangers
Sunday, March 11, 12:30 p.m. (ET)
Madison Square Garden * New York, NY
Hurricanes: 34-28-7 (75 pts.) 3rd Southeast Division; 8th Eastern Conference
Rangers:
33-27-7 (73 pts.), 4th Atlantic Division; 9th Eastern Conference


*Standings through NHL games of March 9

TOMORROW’S GAME
The Carolina Hurricanes wrap up a two-game road swing with a Sunday matinee at Madison Square Garden against the New York Rangers (12:30 p.m., NBC, Hurricanes Radio Network). Carolina scored a 3-0 shutout win at Washington on Friday in the first game of the trip. The Hurricanes (75 pts.) enter Sunday’s games in third place in the Southeast Division standings behind Tampa Bay and Atlanta.

MILESTONE WATCH

  • Defenseman Frantisek Kaberle played his 400th NHL game at WSH (3/9)
  • Goaltender John Grahame will play his 200th NHL game with his next game played
  • Defenseman David Tanabe is two games shy of 300 Hurricanes games played
  • Defenseman Glen Wesley is two assists shy of 400 for his NHL career

CURRENT STREAKS

  • Left wing Andrew Ladd has points in three straight games (3/2-3/9: 1g, 2a)
  • Right wing Scott Walker has points in three straight games (3/2-3/9: 2g, 2a)
  • Captain Rod Brind’Amour has points in two straight games (3/4-3/9: 1g, 1a)

AGAINST THE RANGERS
Sunday’s game marks the fourth and final regular-season meeting between the Carolina Hurricanes and the New York Rangers this season. The teams first met this season at the RBC Center on Nov. 15, a 2-1 Hurricanes win. The Rangers scored a 4-0 shutout win against Carolina at Madison Square Garden on Nov. 21, and a 4-1 win on Feb. 15 in the teams’ most recent meeting at the RBC Center. Last season, Justin Williams led the Hurricanes with five points (3g, 2a) in the four-game set against the Rangers, while Michael Nylander paced New York with seven points (4g, 3a). The Hurricanes took three of the four games between the clubs last year, dropping just the Nov. 19 match up at MSG 4-3. Carolina holds a 42-46-7 all-time record against the Rangers, with a 27-17-3 home record and a 15-29-4 record at the Garden.

Television: NBC

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 enter Friday’s game with 75 points and in third place in the Southeast Division behind Tampa Bay and Atlanta. Carolina is in a tight race for playoff position with the New York Islanders, Toronto, Montreal and the New York Rangers.

  • It is impossible to divide the 82-game NHL schedule into perfect thirds, but when looking at the first 27 games of the season, Carolina went 14-10-3. In the next 28 games (games 28-55), the Hurricanes posted a 12-12-4 record, and the team has started the final third of the season 8-6-0 (27 games; games 56-82).

  • While the Hurricanes have won just nine games in their last 21 outings, the team has won eight of its last 14 games and earned points in 16 of its last 26 games, going 13-10-3 since Jan. 6, and earning 29 of a possible 52 points in that span.

  • The Hurricanes trail Atlanta and Tampa in the Southeast Division standings, but play three games against those teams in their final 14 regular-season games (March 30 vs. TB, April 3 at TB and April 6 vs. ATL).

  • The Hurricanes’ penalty kill has allowed just one power-play goal in the last nine games, going 32-for-33 since Feb. 17.

CAROLINA AT HOME: 17-13-4
CAROLINA ON THE ROAD: 17-15-3
CAROLINA ON THE POWER PLAY: 57-of-381 (15.0%)
CAROLINA SHORTHANDED: 287-of-342 (83.9%)

INJURY REPORT

  • Defenseman Bret Hedican, lower body, day-to-day, missed three games

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - NYR 76 48 21 7 231 179 103
2 x - MTL 77 47 22 8 203 174 102
3 x - TBL 78 47 24 7 250 204 101
4 PIT 76 42 23 11 210 190 95
5 NYI 77 45 27 5 235 215 95
6 WSH 77 42 25 10 227 190 94
7 DET 76 40 23 13 221 208 93
8 BOS 77 39 25 13 204 198 91
9 OTT 76 38 26 12 220 204 88
10 FLA 77 35 27 15 192 210 85
11 CBJ 76 37 35 4 210 234 78
12 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
13 NJD 77 31 33 13 170 197 75
14 CAR 76 28 37 11 176 208 67
15 TOR 77 29 42 6 201 245 64
16 BUF 76 21 47 8 148 255 50

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 71 22 28 -12 50
J. Faulk 76 15 32 -19 47
E. Lindholm 75 16 21 -20 37
J. Skinner 71 18 13 -22 31
V. Rask 74 11 20 -13 31
N. Gerbe 72 9 17 -13 26
R. Nash 68 8 17 -10 25
J. McClement 76 7 13 -5 20
A. Nestrasil 48 7 13 5 20
J. Staal 40 4 16 -6 20
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 20 22 5 .909 2.43
A. Khudobin 8 15 6 .904 2.60