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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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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 51 38 9 4 166 114 80
2 FLA 52 31 15 6 143 115 68
3 NYR 52 29 18 5 148 134 63
4 TBL 51 29 18 4 137 118 62
5 BOS 52 28 18 6 151 137 62
6 NYI 51 27 18 6 143 127 60
7 DET 52 26 18 8 130 131 60
8 PIT 51 26 18 7 132 130 59
9 NJD 53 26 20 7 119 120 59
10 CAR 54 24 21 9 130 142 57
11 MTL 54 26 24 4 143 143 56
12 PHI 51 23 19 9 121 133 55
13 OTT 53 24 23 6 148 165 54
14 BUF 53 21 26 6 120 139 48
15 TOR 51 19 23 9 117 140 47
16 CBJ 54 21 28 5 135 168 47

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2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Faulk 54 15 19 -13 34
J. Skinner 54 19 12 -3 31
V. Rask 52 12 19 0 31
J. Staal 54 12 19 8 31
K. Versteeg 53 10 21 1 31
E. Staal 54 9 21 0 30
E. Lindholm 54 8 16 -9 24
A. Nestrasil 47 7 12 0 19
J. Nordstrom 43 5 9 2 14
R. Hainsey 54 3 11 -11 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 15 11 6 .908 2.38
E. Lack 9 10 3 .901 2.74
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