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Number To Know: Facing An Old Friend

Today’s Number To Know focuses on a former player’s performance against the Hurricanes.

Erik Cole has two points (a goal and an assists) in sever career games vs. Carolina.
Erik Cole has two points (a goal and an assists) in sever career games vs. Carolina.
Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
Number To Know

1 — Goal in seven career games for Erik Cole against the Hurricanes. In fact, both of his career points vs. his old team came in the 2011-12 season with the Canadiens: He earned an assist in a 4-0 win in Montreal on Nov. 16, 2011, and notched his lone goal against the Canes on Feb. 13, 2012 — a power play goal in a 5-3 Carolina road win. Both points came against Cam Ward, the expected starter tonight in Dallas. Cole has seven points (four goals, three assists) in 17 games this season and is playing a shade under 13 minutes per night.

Cole, Carolina’s third-round pick in 1998, spent the majority of his career with the Hurricanes in two stints but also has played in Edmonton, Montreal and now Dallas. He has never scored against the Canes in RBC/PNC Arena — Dallas will make its lone trip to Raleigh on March 12.