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Hurricanes 2009-10 Season Schedule Released

Carolina opens season Oct. 2 at RBC Center against Philadelphia

Wednesday, 07.15.2009 / 3:00 PM ET / News
By Ken Preston
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Hurricanes 2009-10 Season Schedule Released

RALEIGH, NC—The National Hockey League today released the 2009-10 regular-season schedules for its 30 member clubs. The Carolina Hurricanes’ 82-game regular-season campaign will begin on Friday, Oct. 2, at the RBC Center against the Philadelphia Flyers.

Following the opener, the Hurricanes will pay a visit to their 2009 Eastern Conference Semifinal opponents, the Boston Bruins, on Oct. 3 at the TD Banknorth Garden in the first of seven October road games. The Hurricanes’ five-game home schedule in October includes an Oct. 15 meeting against the 2009 Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins, and visits from Southeast Division rivals Tampa Bay and Florida.

The Hurricanes begin the season’s second month with a 1:30 p.m. matinee at the RBC Center on Sunday, Nov. 1, against the San Jose Sharks. Carolina’s nine-game home schedule in November is highlighted by two games against the Toronto Maple Leafs, visits from Western Conference foes Los Angeles and Minnesota, as well as division rivals Atlanta, Tampa Bay and Washington.

The team’s December schedule begins on Saturday, Dec. 5, when the Vancouver Canucks will visit Raleigh for the first time in more than two years. The Hurricanes then will embark on a four-game road trip to Pittsburgh, New Jersey, Washington and Ottawa, before returning to Raleigh to play six of their final eight December games at the RBC Center. The Hurricanes will host their traditional New Year’s Eve game on Dec. 31, this year against the New York Rangers in the front half of a home-and-home set between the clubs.

Carolina will play seven home games in January, including a Martin Luther King Day game against Tampa Bay on Jan. 18, and a visit from 2009 Western Conference runners up, the Chicago Blackhawks.

The Hurricanes will go on the road for four games to start the month of February, traveling to Edmonton, Calgary, Buffalo and Long Island. Carolina’s final three games before the NHL’s two-week break for the Winter Olympic Games will bring Florida, Buffalo and New Jersey to the RBC Center.

Carolina’s busiest month will come in March when it plays 16 games in 30 days from March 2 to March 31, including a four-game home stand against Pittsburgh, Phoenix, Boston and Washington. The Hurricanes finish March and welcome April with back-to-back road games at Montreal on March 31 and at Ottawa on April 1. Carolina’s final home game will take place on April 8 against the Canadiens, and the Hurricanes will wrap up the 2009-10 campaign on April 10 at Boston.

In all, the Hurricanes will play 16 sets of back-to-back games during the 2009-10 regular season, all of which involve travel. Of Carolina’s 41 games at the RBC Center, 21 will take place on Fridays (6), Saturdays (10) and Sundays (5),

SCHEDULE

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 248 187 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 214 184 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 259 206 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 237 199 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 245 224 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 231 211 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 232 208 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 217 204 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 209 201 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 198 213 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 227 248 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 212 223 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 176 209 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 183 219 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 206 257 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 153 269 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