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The Hurricanes found their level this week. After a 9-3-3 start to 2015, the Canes went 1-3 this week. They lost to the teams they should and won the game they should have a chance to win. The team is 27th in the league and they are looking more like that than the start of the month.

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Carolina started the week going against the strong Anaheim Ducks and pretty much dominated them all game long.  But 2 mistakes ended up in the back of the net and the Hurricanes ended up with a loss.  They then traveled to Minnesota and got jumped on quick.  They didn't give up, but they couldn't come all the way back either.  Against the Senators, the game was pretty even 5-on-5, but the Canes dominated the special teams and that was the difference.  Carolina came back home to face a hot Islander team and it was proven who the better team was.  While shot totals and possession numbers were in favor of Carolina, the game was controlled by New York and the score showed that.  Changes are coming in Carolina, it just a matter of when and what Francis can get to come here.  Here are the stats for the week of 2/11/15 through 2/17/2015.

Canes Weekly Stats

Player

GP

TO/G

G

A

P

+/-

PIM

S

Hits

BkS

GvA

Tka

FO%

Andrej Nestrasil

4

13:33

2

2

4

1

0

7

6

1

1

1

60.6

Jay McClement

4

13:42

1

2

3

3

0

4

4

2

0

4

55.1

Justin Faulk

4

24:49

0

3

3

-4

0

11

8

6

3

4

Michal Jordan

3

17:41

1

2

3

1

0

7

1

5

2

0

Jeff Skinner

4

14:18

3

0

3

-6

0

18

5

0

2

3

100

Jordan Staal

4

18:35

0

2

2

-3

4

7

6

2

1

1

56.9

Nathan Gerbe

4

17:45

1

1

2

-2

2

8

4

1

1

4

100

Elias Lindholm

4

13:51

1

1

2

-5

0

11

2

2

0

1

36.4

Andrej Sekera

4

23:44

0

1

1

-1

2

7

1

7

4

3

Eric Staal

4

19:06

0

1

1

-3

0

11

3

0

3

1

44.4

Jiri Tlusty

4

18:24

1

0

1

-2

0

14

4

2

1

1

Riley Nash

3

13:35

0

1

1

-4

2

1

4

0

0

1

53.3

Brad Malone

3

12:10

0

1

1

1

0

6

6

2

2

1

Chris Terry

2

14:14

1

0

1

E

2

5

3

1

0

1

John-Michael Liles

3

18:03

0

1

1

-4

2

2

2

4

0

1

Alexander Semin

2

13:33

0

1

1

-1

0

0

0

0

1

0

Patrick Dwyer

4

13:31

0

1

1

E

2

4

13

2

0

0

0

Ron Hainsey

4

18:48

0

1

1

-3

0

3

4

4

3

0

Tim Gleason

4

16:36

0

0

0

-1

5

4

11

5

1

0

Victor Rask

2

14:53

0

0

0

-4

0

7

0

0

3

0

42.9

Brett Bellemore

2

14:21

0

0

0

-1

2

0

4

3

1

0

Goalie

GP

GS

W

L

OTL

Shots

GA

Sv

Sv %

GAA

Ev Sv %

PP Sv %

Anton Khudobin

2

2

0

2

0

52

8

44

.846

4.06

.844

.800

Cam Ward

2

2

1

1

0

49

5

44

.898

2.54

.886

1.000


Weekly Advanced Stats

The chart is arranged by the highest 5 on 5 Close Corsi For Percentage.

Here is a little key to some of my abbreviations. AS – All Situations, 5C – 5 on 5 Close, CF% - Corsi For Percentage, FF% - Fenwick For Percentage, SF% - Shots For Percentage, OZst% - Offensive Zone Start Percentage, NZst% - Neutral Zone Start Percentage and DZst% - Defensive Zone Start Percentage. If you would like more advanced statistics, this information was collected from www.war-on-ice.com.

Player

GP

ASCF%

ASFF%

5CCF%

5CFF%

OZst

DZst

Rask

2

70.6

66.0

69.0

67.6

17

2

Semin

2

76.7

71.4

65.0

61.5

11

6

Skinner

4

61.6

57.4

62.2

60.3

34

4

E. Staal

4

71.1

67.8

61.9

61.9

34

16

Lindholm

4

63.5

59.6

60.0

60.0

33

5

Tlusty

4

68.5

66.1

59.3

60.0

30

16

J. Staal

4

66.5

63.6

58.7

59.2

32

16

Faulk

4

60.5

59.7

57.6

59.6

41

22

Liles

3

59.8

55.3

56.9

55.6

21

7

Sekera

4

58.4

57.1

56.6

57.1

33

20

Gleason

4

49.5

49.3

52.5

52.5

18

12

Nestrasil

4

56.3

57.5

50.0

51.2

18

4

Terry

2

55.6

59.1

48.7

50.0

11

4

Nash

3

51.8

48.5

48.5

46.4

19

7

Hainsey

4

48.9

47.6

47.8

49.0

20

15

Gerbe

4

48.9

53.0

47.7

50.0

15

10

Bellemore

2

41.9

42.4

47.4

48.3

9

5

Jordan

3

63.5

63.9

45.6

47.5

22

7

Malone

3

35.8

34.7

38.9

38.5

3

7

McClement

4

39.8

41.2

36.5

40.5

8

18

Dwyer

4

37.1

34.8

35.7

35.9

8

14


Weekly Studs

Andrej Nestrasil – The rookie had the best little stretch of his very young career.  He led the team with 4 points and led the regular faceoff guys with a 60.6% win percentage.  While the points are impressive, I think the faceoff improvement was even moreso.  Since switching to center, he has somewhat struggled in the dot and to take such a big jump really speaks to his work ethic.  Nesty obviously focused on improving that area of his game and he did so, while not sacrificing other areas of his game.  I’m not sure where he eventually ends up, but this waiver wire pickup has shown that he deserves a regular spot in the lineup.

Jay McClement – McClement’s name is coming up more & more in trade speculation and he seems to be stepping up his game to correspond.  His possession numbers are still pretty ugly, but he added 3 points this week while maintaining his excellent faceoff numbers.  What’s most surprising is that despite his high 30s/low 40s possession numbers, he led the team with a +3 rating.  For the year, McClement is a plus player and that would be only the second time in his NHL career that has happened.  It seems that a contract extension is not in the cards, but I certainly wouldn’t be against having Jay back in Raleigh next season.  He has done a fabulous job centering what could possibly be the Canes best line this season and has done wonders on the penalty kill.

Michal Jordan – The call-up did quite well this week for the Canes.  He registered his first NHL point against the Wild and first NHL goal against the Senators.  He also finished the week as a plus player, which says a lot for this team.  His 5 on 5 possession numbers were in the lower half of the team, but he was generally paired with Gleason, who isn’t much of a possession guy himself.  Overall, I would give Jordan a B+ for the week, but that is taking into account who and what he is.  I don’t think he is more than a 7th defenseman, but he has shown that he can contribute something if an injury happens.  Maybe my opinion will change, I’m sure we’ll see more of Jordan as the season comes to a conclusion.

Weekly Duds

Anton Khudobin – It was a pretty poor week for Carolina goalies, but Dobby was flat bad.  His 0.846 save percentage is just unacceptable.  You can argue that he’s not getting time to get into a groove, but allowing 8 goals on 52 shots, I can’t blame Peters for not playing him regularly.  Khudobin isn’t grabbing hold of the starting gig for the Hurricanes and isn’t showcasing himself to another team for a trade.  I really just can’t figure out how Dobby is having his worst statistical season, when it appears the Canes team defense is playing its best in years.  Whatever the case, Dobby’s better than this and he needs to show it and show it soon.

Eric Staal– Eric picked up an assist on the lone Canes goal last night against the Islanders, but 1 point in 4 games doesn’t get it done.  Eric is making huge dollars and HAS to produce more than what he’s doing.  I’ve noticed that when he was going, he was getting to the front of net.  Now, he’s working more behind the net and the points aren’t coming.  Maybe the coaches can point this out to him and he can make corrections.  Another thing to note that hasn’t been talked about a lot this season is Eric is on pace for his worst points season since his rookie year.  I think his goal production has glossed over the fact that Eric is on pace for 10 less points than last year.  This is 2 seasons in a row now and brings into question what he has left in his tank.

Elias Lindholm – I think we all see the skill that Lindholm has and we all see those burst from time to time.  The issue is that Lindholm has really been hit or miss game in & game out.  Comparing him to last season and his numbers aren’t all that different.  He has not been able to display any consistency and hasn’t really taken a huge step forward either.  Bob had an article last year questioning if the Hurricanes made the right choice when they took Lindholm over Sean Monahan.  Seeing how Monahan has taken a step forward and is significantly outplaying Lindholm, it’s as good a question now as it was then.  Lindholm has the ability, not it must be brought out, each & every day.  This is a task for Peters and he must figure it out.

Weekly Team Stats

Goals Per Game

Goals Against Per Game

Ranking

Team

G/PG

Ranking

Team

GA/PG

1.

NY Rangers

5.67

1.

Nashville

1.00

2.

Ottawa

4.67

2.

Buffalo

1.50

3.

NY Islanders

4.50

T3.

Dallas

1.67

T4.

Colorado

4.00

T3.

Montreal

1.67

T4.

Columbus

4.00

5.

Florida

1.75

6.

Vancouver

3.75

6.

Los Angeles

2.00

T7.

Los Angeles

3.67

7.

Pittsburgh

2.25

T7.

Nashville

3.67

T8.

Chicago

2.33

9.

Washington

3.50

T8.

Minnesota

2.33

T15.

Carolina

2.75

25.

Carolina

3.75

Shots Per Game

Shots Against Per Game

Ranking

Team

S/PG

Ranking

Team

SA/PG

1.

NY Islanders

40.0

1.

Los Angeles

23.0

2.

Winnipeg

39.0

2.

Colorado

24.3

3.

Chicago

36.0

3.

Winnipeg

25.7

4.

Ottawa

35.7

4.

Carolina

25.8

T5.

NY Rangers

35.0

5.

Boston

26.0

T5.

St. Louis

35.0

6.

Philadelphia

26.7

T7.

Carolina

34.3

7.

Minnesota

27.7

T7.

Los Angeles

34.3

8.

Florida

28.3

9.

Nashville

33.7

9.

Detroit

29.3

10.

San Jose

33.5

T10.

Toronto

30.0

PowerPlay Percentage

Penalty Kill Percentage

Ranking

Team

PP %

Ranking

Team

PK %

T1.

Detroit

37.5

T1.

Calgary

100

T1.

Ottawa

37.5

T1.

Chicago

100

3.

Winnipeg

33.3

T1.

Dallas

100

4.

Carolina

30.8

T1.

Minnesota

100

T5.

Chicago

30.0

T1.

Montreal

100

T5.

Nashville

30.0

T1.

NY Islanders

100

T5.

San Jose

30.0

T1.

NY Rangers

100

T8.

Calgary

28.6

8.

Washington

90.9

T8.

Washington

28.6

T9.

Columbus

88.9

T10.

New Jersey

25.0

11.

Carolina

87.5

Hits

Blocked Shots

Ranking

Team

Hits

Ranking

Team

BkS

1.

NY Islanders

163

1.

NY Islanders

74

2.

Pittsburgh

153

2.

Vancouver

69

3.

Washington

139

3.

Washington

59

T4.

Florida

109

T4.

Colorado

57

T4.

San Jose

109

T4.

Toronto

57

T4.

Toronto

109

6.

Calgary

55

7.

Ottawa

104

7.

Minnesota

54

8.

Los Angeles

102

8.

Columbus

52

T9.

Arizona

101

9.

San Jose

51

11.

Carolina

91

T12.

Carolina

49

Giveaways

Takeaways

Ranking

Team

GvA

Ranking

Team

TkA

1.

Dallas

12

1.

NY Islanders

58

T2.

Anaheim

13

2.

San Jose

37

T2.

Buffalo

13

3.

Colorado

35

T2.

St. Louis

13

4.

Ottawa

33

5.

Boston

14

5.

Vancouver

31

6.

Columbus

15

T6.

Calgary

27

7.

Colorado

17

T6.

Carolina

27

T8.

Arizona

18

8.

Pittsburgh

26

T8.

Philadelphia

18

9.

NY Rangers

25

T17.

Carolina

30

T10.

Minnesota

22

Team Faceoff Percentage

Team Save Percentage

Ranking

Team

FO %

Ranking

Team

Sv %

1.

Los Angeles

58.0

1.

Nashville

0.969

2.

Detroit

56.1

2.

Buffalo

0.954

3.

Colorado

55.7

3.

Dallas

0.947

T4.

Nashville

55.6

4.

Montreal

0.946

T4.

Philadelphia

55.6

5.

Florida

0.938

6.

Carolina

54.7

T6.

Chicago

0.929

7.

Chicago

54.5

T6.

New Jersey

0.929

8.

Boston

54.3

8.

Pittsburgh

0.922

9.

Ottawa

53.0

9.

Toronto

0.922

10.

Buffalo

52.7

28.

Carolina

0.854


Former Canes Weekly Stats

Player

Team

GP

TOI/G

G

A

P

+/-

PIM

S

Hits

BkS

GvA

Tka

ASCF%

Jokinen

FLA

4

17:26

1

2

3

1

2

7

3

3

4

3

60.5

Cole

DAL

3

18:12

0

2

2

3

0

3

3

1

0

2

51.1

Cullen

NSH

3

12:01

1

1

2

3

4

4

0

1

1

1

58.3

Sutter

PIT

4

16:21

0

2

2

3

2

4

5

2

0

1

37.7

Vrbata

VAN

4

14:59

1

1

2

E

2

12

0

3

3

1

53.4

Ladd

WPG

3

23:33

2

0

2

1

8

8

12

3

0

0

68.8

Williams

LAK

3

15:36

0

1

1

1

0

4

1

2

3

0

55.6

Adams

PIT

4

10:32

0

1

1

1

12

4

13

1

0

0

25.0

Seidenberg

BOS

2

22:07

0

0

0

-4

0

2

2

3

1

0

49.2

Eaves

DAL

1

14.46

0

0

0

E

4

3

1

2

0

0

57.9

McBain

LAK

3

11:25

0

0

0

1

0

2

1

6

1

1

57.4

Malhotra

MTL

2

10:40

0

0

0

E

0

1

3

0

0

0

38.5

Ruutu

NJD

3

13:35

0

0

0

E

0

1

8

0

2

3

40.3