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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 / 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 NYI 47 32 14 1 155 130 65
2 DET 48 28 11 9 144 123 65
3 TBL 49 30 15 4 158 131 64
4 MTL 46 30 13 3 126 108 63
5 PIT 47 27 12 8 143 120 62
6 NYR 45 27 14 4 135 110 58
7 WSH 47 24 14 9 140 124 57
8 BOS 48 25 16 7 126 121 57
9 FLA 45 20 15 10 111 127 50
10 OTT 46 19 18 9 126 128 47
11 TOR 48 22 23 3 142 150 47
12 PHI 49 20 22 7 134 149 47
13 CBJ 46 21 22 3 117 145 45
14 NJD 47 17 22 8 107 134 42
15 CAR 47 17 25 5 102 122 39
16 BUF 47 14 30 3 89 167 31

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 42 16 14 -6 30
J. Faulk 47 9 19 -13 28
E. Lindholm 47 9 11 -11 20
J. Tlusty 40 12 7 -11 19
J. Skinner 42 10 9 -7 19
R. Nash 47 7 12 -4 19
N. Gerbe 43 5 13 -3 18
V. Rask 47 6 9 -10 15
A. Sekera 45 1 14 -6 15
C. Terry 34 6 3 -3 9
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Khudobin 6 8 2 .918 2.30
C. Ward 11 17 3 .911 2.45