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Posted October 16, 2011
Updated October 18, 2011

Notes and quotes from Carolina Hurricanes practice.

Making a call to the farm:

Canes forward Zac Dalpe did not practice Sunday, Dalpe left Friday's win over Buffalo in the second period with what appeared to be a lower body concern. Paul Maurice updated the situation confirming it's a lower body concern that is week to week. The organization will call up a forward from Charlotte, Maurice said a choice will be made Sunday afternoon to replace the forward.

Building a foundation:

The Hurricanes are on a two game winning streak with victories over two of the top teams in the East (Boston and Buffalo). What has that done for the group's confidence level? The head coach thinks it is a nice reinforcement and that the 0-2-1 start wasn't the end of the world.

"It's not a long enough run to read too much into it, but the effort has been there. What it does is maybe justify some of the efforts you felt you had earlier that they were good in fact." Maurice said while adding, "The game in Washington we played very well and now you get the points to show it."

Jumping up into the play:

Justin Faulk and Derek Joslin moved up from defense to forward to even up the lines. It was for practice only, Canes have zero extra forwards and two extra defensemen.

Better in the circles:

The Hurricanes have shown marked improvement in the early season in the faceoff circles. Carolina finished last season ranked 29 out of 30 in faceoff winning percentage at 44.6%. This year the club is 21st on draws, thanks in large part to Brandon Sutter's improvement. The alternate captain is winning 61.7% of the time when the puck is dropped, Sutter is eighth best in the league in that category. Paul Maurice says there are a number of factors for the improvement, "Experience is a great teacher, and to be a great faceoff man you have to get some experience, you know Roddy (Brind'Amour) has been working with all of our center icemen pretty closely and as a team we have been a better faceoff team."

900:

Paul Maurice coached his 900th game as the head coach for the Carolina Hurricanes organization in Friday's win over Buffalo. Maurice is just one of seven coaches to reach that milestone but it was not something that was top of his mind, "I've never paid much attention to it, but somebody told me that in Buffalo and I did find that to be a shocker and how few coaches have coached 900 games with one team in the history of the NHL ." When reflecting on what it means Maurice quipped, "I'm getting old...that's all that means."

Buzzer beater for Skinner:

Jeff Skinner on his late game winning goal, was asked if that is the latest  he has ever scored to notch a win, "I don't think so, in the NHL yeah, that's for sure. It was a nice pass by "Juice" (Jussi Jokinen) so...I was just sorta there to take that nice pass and try to put it in the net." Skinner did say that he scored a game winner later than that in Juniors, but didn't remember the specifics.

 

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