General Motors Place, Vancouver
Game Starts at 10:00 Television: FSN South Radio: Hurricanes Radio Network – WWMY 102.9 FM (Raleigh – flagship), WGHB 1250 AM/WDLX 930 AM (Greenville, Washington & New Bern, N.C.) and WFNC 640 AM (Fayetteville, N.C.) Internet: www.carolinahurricanes.com
+ Vancouver- PP is ranked 27th (12.1%), PK is ranked 2th (86.5%)
+ Carolina - PP is ranked 25th (14.3%), PK is ranked 9th (85.8%)
+ Goals: Vancouver – Markus Naslund (12) , Carolina – Eric Staal (16)
+ Assists: Vancouver – Henrik Sedin (21) , Carolina – Rod Brind’Amour (26)
+ Points: Vancouver – Henrik Sedin (24) , Carolina – Rod Brind'Amour (36)
+ PPG: Vancouver – Taylor Pyatt (5), Carolina - Eric Staal (7)
+ +/-: Vancouver – Sami Salo (+6), Carolina – Niclas Wallin (+5)
+ PIM: Vancouver – Alexandre Burrows & Kevin Bieksa (43), Carolina - Mike Commodore (58)
Vancouver– Forward Josh Green (12/4, broken toe) is sidelined indefinitely. Defenseman Rory Fitzpatrick (11/10, hairline fracture in foot) is expected to be sidelined until at least mid December. Carolina - Forward Rod Brind`Amour (12/8, lower body) is questionable for Friday's game against Vancouver. Forward Cory Stillman (12/8, groin/hip) is questionable for Friday's game against Vancouver. Defenseman Frantisek Kaberle (10/4, shoulder) is sidelined indefinitely.
+ Right wing Trevor Letowski played in his 500th NHL game on Dec. 6 at EDM
+ Defenseman Bret Hedican is two games shy of 900 for his NHL career
Other Games Tonight:
+ Anaheim at Washington 7:00
+ Philadelphia at New Jersey 7:30
+ Edmonton at Dallas 8:30
+ Carolina at Vancouver 10:00
+ 12/11 @ Colorado 9:30
+ 12/15 Toronto @ Home 7:30
+ 12/16 @ Tampa Bay 7:30
+ 12/19 @ Philadelphia 7
+ 12/22 NY Islanders @ Home 7
+ 12/23 @ Florida 7:30
+ 12/26 Florida @ Home 7
....and nothing dims these stars.
The "GO CANES!!!!" I usually put in my posts no longer works it magic. Like Cam Ward with his new facemask, I too must shed the vestiges of what once was.
Thus begins the easier leg of the roadtrip, although if Vancouver's D is anything like we saw the last two games, we're in hot water. Although that makes sense, as I suppose all the ice is going on Brindy's crotch... (not funny??)
Canucks lack goal scoring, if your team plays average and scores just about 2 goals, you should have the easy win.
unfortunitely with the Canes lately that's easier said then done. The team either shows up and explodes for 5 goals in a game or they don't and get shut out. They lack the consistency and killer instinct that they had throughout last season at this point.
Well, I am about to go out and get ripped, but the canes are again looking terrible and i just cannot watch. good luck to you all, and root for erik cole to score....or anyone for that matter. 1 goal in the last 7 periods is not tood good.