Tracking the Storm

Borer, Conboy a Solid Pair

Saturday, 12.6.2008 / 11:41 AM ET / Tracking the Storm
By Paul Branecky
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Borer, Conboy a Solid Pair

For Casey Borer and Tim Conboy, it will be business as usual tonight.

Well, almost.

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The two defensemen, who have played together dating back to their college days at St. Cloud State, will be paired together tonight just as they have been in Albany for the last two seasons.

“They’ve been playing as a pair together and they’ve been playing very well, and that was the message,” said coach Paul Maurice.  “Different locations, same game, same concepts.”

Conboy said the key to their game tonight is keeping things simple and not trying to do too much to impress the new coach at the NHL level.  That’s something Conboy had already been concentrating on after admittedly trying to overplay certain situations earlier this year as Albany’s new captain.

“I’m just playing a little bit more patient and trying to be a little more disciplined and not going around and looking for it,” he said.  “I’m just trying to let it come to me.”

Conboy played the first 19 games of his NHL career with the Canes last season, almost exclusively on the wing rather than his natural defensive position.

“That will be weird,” said Conboy.  “Sixteen of my games last year were played at forward, so it will be a little different at first, but I’ve been playing D down in Albany, so hopefully not much will change.”

With 60 penalty minutes in those 19 games last year, Conboy also brings more toughness to the Canes lineup.  With Frank Kaberle out and Scott Walker not expected to return until tomorrow at the earliest, Wade Brookbank should also be in the game, so the Canes won’t be lacking in that department.

SCHEDULE

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AWAY
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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