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Hurricanes 2011-12 Regular-Season Schedule Released

Team to open season at the RBC Center against Tampa Bay on Friday, Oct. 7

Thursday, 06.23.2011 / 1:58 PM ET / News
By Ken Preston
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Hurricanes 2011-12 Regular-Season Schedule Released

RALEIGH, NC – The National Hockey League today announced the 2011-12 regular-season schedules for its 30 member clubs. The Carolina Hurricanes will open the season at the RBC Center on Oct. 7, with a 7 p.m. game against Southeast Division rivals, the Tampa Bay Lightning

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The Hurricanes will play a total of four home games in October, including match ups against the two most recent Stanley Cup champions. The Boston Bruins will visit Raleigh on Wednesday, Oct. 12, and the Chicago Blackhawks round out Carolina’s October home schedule on Friday, Oct. 28.

In November, the Hurricanes will play 10 home games, including tilts against division-rival Washington (Nov. 4) and perennial Eastern Conference power Pittsburgh (Nov. 12). Along with November home games against Dallas, Philadelphia and Toronto, Carolina will host the Buffalo Sabres on Friday, Nov. 18. The Hurricanes will also play games on the Wednesday and Friday surrounding Thanksgiving, as Montreal visits the RBC Center on Nov. 23 and Winnipeg makes its first trip to Raleigh on Friday, Nov. 25.

The New York Rangers will play their first of two games at the RBC Center on Dec. 1, before the Penguins return for their second game of the season in Raleigh on Saturday, Dec. 3. In all, the Hurricanes will play seven home games in December, including games against Ottawa on Dec. 23, and against New Jersey on Dec. 26, surrounding the NHL’s two-day holiday break.

The Hurricanes will kick of 2012 with a Tuesday, Jan. 3, match up at the RBC Center against the New York Islanders, before Buffalo visits again on Friday, Jan. 6. Carolina’s home schedule in January also includes meetings against Philadelphia, Boston and Winnipeg.

On Feb. 20, the Hurricanes will begin a six-game home stand against the Washington Capitals. Following that game, Anaheim (Feb. 23), Florida (Feb. 25), Nashville (Feb. 28), the Rangers (March 1) and Tampa Bay, will all visit Raleigh in Carolina’s longest home stand since the 2007-08 season.

The Hurricanes will play six of their 16 March games at the RBC Center before rounding out the 2011-12 home schedule against Montreal on April 5. Carolina’s final game of the regular season will take place on Saturday, April 7, at Florida.

In all, the Hurricanes will play 16 sets of back-to-back games during the 2011-12 season, 15 of which involve travel. Of Carolina’s 41 games at the RBC Center, 19 fall on Fridays (10), Saturdays (7) and Sundays (2).

SCHEDULE

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - NYR 73 47 19 7 224 168 101
2 MTL 75 46 21 8 197 167 100
3 TBL 75 46 22 7 244 194 99
4 NYI 75 44 26 5 228 208 93
5 PIT 74 40 23 11 204 186 91
6 DET 73 39 22 12 212 201 90
7 WSH 74 40 24 10 215 182 90
8 OTT 73 37 25 11 213 195 85
9 BOS 74 36 25 13 195 193 85
10 FLA 74 34 26 14 184 202 82
11 PHI 75 30 29 16 196 216 76
12 CBJ 74 35 35 4 203 230 74
13 NJD 74 31 31 12 166 189 74
14 CAR 73 27 36 10 170 201 64
15 TOR 75 27 42 6 194 241 60
16 BUF 74 20 46 8 141 249 48

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 68 20 27 -13 47
J. Faulk 73 14 32 -18 46
E. Lindholm 72 16 20 -21 36
J. Skinner 68 18 12 -22 30
V. Rask 71 11 19 -12 30
R. Nash 67 8 17 -10 25
N. Gerbe 69 7 17 -13 24
J. McClement 73 7 13 -3 20
A. Nestrasil 45 7 13 4 20
J. Staal 37 4 15 -9 19
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 19 21 5 .910 2.43
A. Khudobin 8 15 5 .903 2.62