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Guy Behind the Guy: Keeping the Faith

Friday, 04.24.2009 / 11:07 AM / Tracking the Storm
By Mike Sundheim
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Guy Behind the Guy: Keeping the Faith
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 MTL 64 41 18 5 172 142 87
2 NYR 63 39 17 7 197 155 85
3 NYI 65 41 21 3 207 182 85
4 TBL 65 39 20 6 213 171 84
5 DET 62 36 15 11 182 160 83
6 PIT 63 36 18 9 182 158 81
7 WSH 65 35 20 10 193 162 80
8 BOS 62 31 22 9 165 161 71
9 FLA 64 28 23 13 156 181 69
10 OTT 62 28 23 11 176 167 67
11 PHI 64 27 25 12 170 186 66
12 NJD 64 27 27 10 144 165 64
13 TOR 64 26 33 5 173 195 57
14 CBJ 63 26 33 4 163 201 56
15 CAR 62 24 31 7 144 167 55
16 BUF 64 19 40 5 123 215 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Faulk 62 12 28 -18 40
E. Staal 57 18 20 -12 38
E. Lindholm 61 11 16 -18 27
J. Skinner 57 16 10 -17 26
N. Gerbe 58 7 16 -10 23
R. Nash 59 7 15 -10 22
V. Rask 60 8 12 -16 20
J. McClement 62 6 13 3 19
J. Staal 26 4 12 -4 16
A. Nestrasil 34 4 11 4 15
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 17 20 4 .911 2.43
A. Khudobin 7 11 3 .905 2.61