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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.

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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