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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 x - MTL 77 47 22 8 203 174 102
2 x - NYR 75 47 21 7 228 177 101
3 x - TBL 77 47 23 7 249 201 101
4 PIT 76 42 23 11 210 190 95
5 NYI 77 45 27 5 235 215 95
6 DET 75 40 23 12 220 206 92
7 WSH 76 41 25 10 223 188 92
8 BOS 76 38 25 13 201 196 89
9 OTT 75 37 26 12 218 203 86
10 FLA 76 35 26 15 190 207 85
11 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
12 CBJ 75 36 35 4 207 232 76
13 NJD 76 31 33 12 168 194 74
14 CAR 75 28 36 11 174 204 67
15 TOR 76 28 42 6 198 244 62
16 BUF 76 21 47 8 148 255 50

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 70 21 28 -12 49
J. Faulk 75 15 32 -17 47
E. Lindholm 74 16 21 -19 37
J. Skinner 70 18 13 -21 31
V. Rask 73 11 20 -12 31
R. Nash 68 8 17 -10 25
N. Gerbe 71 8 17 -13 25
J. McClement 75 7 13 -3 20
A. Nestrasil 47 7 13 4 20
J. Staal 39 4 16 -7 20
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 20 21 5 .911 2.40
A. Khudobin 8 15 6 .904 2.60