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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 / 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 MTL 62 41 16 5 171 135 87
2 NYI 64 41 21 2 205 179 84
3 NYR 61 38 17 6 192 152 82
4 TBL 63 38 19 6 207 167 82
5 DET 61 35 15 11 180 159 81
6 PIT 61 35 17 9 176 152 79
7 WSH 63 33 20 10 184 159 76
8 BOS 62 31 22 9 165 161 71
9 FLA 62 27 22 13 150 175 67
10 PHI 63 27 25 11 168 183 65
11 OTT 60 27 23 10 171 163 64
12 NJD 63 26 27 10 141 164 62
13 CBJ 61 26 31 4 157 191 56
14 CAR 61 24 30 7 142 162 55
15 TOR 62 25 32 5 170 189 55
16 BUF 63 19 39 5 123 212 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Faulk 61 12 28 -16 40
E. Staal 56 18 19 -10 37
E. Lindholm 60 11 16 -16 27
J. Skinner 56 16 10 -16 26
R. Nash 58 7 15 -9 22
N. Gerbe 57 7 15 -11 22
V. Rask 59 8 12 -16 20
J. McClement 61 6 12 3 18
J. Staal 25 4 12 -2 16
A. Nestrasil 33 4 10 4 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 17 19 4 .913 2.37
A. Khudobin 7 11 3 .906 2.60