by Tony on 12/04/08 at 11:23 AM ET
Penguins at Hurricanes, 7:00 PM ET, RBC Center
Penguins, 14-6-4, 32 pts., 4th in Eastern Conference
Hurricanes, 12-11-2, 26 pts, T-7th in Eastern Conference
Season series: 2nd meeting
Last game vs. Hurricanes: Penguins def. Hurricanes, 4-1, Oct. 25th.
Special teams rankings:
Powerplay: Penguins 16.2% (T-20th), Hurricanes 12.9% (29th)
Penalty Kill: Penguins 83.7% (9th), Hurricanes 80.7% (19th)
Probable goaltender rankings:
SV%: Penguins - Dany Sabourin .929 (4th), Hurricanes - Michael Leighton .898 (n/a)
GAA: Penguins - Dany Sabourin 1.84 (1st), Hurricanes - Michael Leighton 2.99 (n/a)
- Janne Pesonen and Chris Minard have been recalled from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton due to the injuries to Mike Zigomanis and Tyler Kennedy, although Zigomanis said last night he believes he can play in tonight’s game.
- Extra incentive tonight for the Canes, as it will be the first game under former/new head coach Paul Maurice, rehired after Peter Laviolette was fired yesterday. Former Pen Ron Francis will be an assistant coach for the Canes.
- The Canes’ Cam Ward hurt his groin in Sunday’s game vs. Anaheim.
- The Penguins all-time series record against Carolina is 48-47-2.
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