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Guy Behind the Guy: Keeping the Faith

Friday, 04.24.2009 / 11:07 AM ET / Tracking the Storm
By Mike Sundheim
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I think you'd be hard-pressed to find a game where the two teams combined for 86 shots on net and just one puck found its way into the back of the net. I feel like perhaps we witnessed a little history last night, with two of the league's elite netminders competing in a contest of "can-you-top-this." Certainly, the Hurricanes' efforts in the second and third periods gave you every reason to think that Sunday's game could be another RBC Center classic. It's truly been a special series, with the last four games all decided by just one goal, two of them in overtime and one on a buzzer-beater.

The die-hards who showed up at RDU Airport last night certainly felt they had every reason to keep the faith. As they did following Game 6 in Edmonton in 2006, Caniacs gathered at the airport to welcome the team back after a tough loss, and to remind the players that they will be ready to help them defend home ice in the game following. It was a nice late-night pick-us-up, and I thank those of you who were there again last in the wee hours of Friday morning. Also, thanks to RDU authorities, who were apparently quite helpful to the Caniacs, even putting up little "Caniac Parking" signs to help fans know where to go.

A number of you inquired about whether Chad LaRose's "Day in the Life" episode would be available online at any point, and that point is finally here. Special thanks to the NHL Network for granting us permission to post this, and to Eric Bridenstine for crunching it into four parts and making it available to the masses on CanesVision Online.

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

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