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Borer, Ward lead Hurricanes over Predators

Sep 22, 2007 - 2:05 AM By Barry Smith PA SportsTicker Contributing Writer

RALEIGH, North Carolina (Ticker) -- Rookie defenseman Casey Borer had a goal and an assist and Cam Ward made 18 saves as the Carolina Hurricanes posted a 3-0 victory over the Nashville Predators in a preseason contest on Friday night.

Ray Whitney scored late in the third period and Scott Walker added an empty-net tally in the final minutes for the Hurricanes, who outshot the Predators, 24-18.

Borer started the scoring for Carolina at 5:13 of the second period. After receiving a pass Walker, Borer faked once before ripping a shot from the left point past Predators goalie Dan Ellis.

He also figured into the Hurricanes' second tally, assisting on Whitney's tally with 4:32 remaining in the final period that made it 2-0.

Ryan Bayda had a chance to give Carolina a two-goal advantage with 7:15 to go in the second period but could not bury a breakaway shot.

Ward, who sat out Sunday's opening preseason game, turned aside seven shots in the first period, six in the second and five in the third en route to the shutout.

Pekka Rinne made 12 saves for Nashville.

Defenseman Bret Hedican, Justin Williams, Eric Staal and did not play for the Hurricanes. Jason Arnott, Radek Bonk, Martin Gelinas and blue-liner Greg de Vries sat out for the Predators.








  • NHL
    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    NASHVILLE 0 0 0 0
    CAROLINA 0 1 2 3 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NONE
    2ND PRD: CAR - CASEY BORER 1 (SCOTT WALKER, MATT CULLEN) 5:13
    3RD PRD: CAR - RAY WHITNEY 1 (CASEY BORER) 15:28
    CAR - (EN) SCOTT WALKER 1 (MATT CULLEN, CORY STILLMAN) 18:52
    POWER-PLAY CONVERSIONS: NAS - 0 OF 5, CA

    Sep 21 9:33 PM


  • NHL
    NASHVILLE 0
    CAROLINA 3
    3RD PRD: CAR - (EN) SCOTT WALKER 1 (MATT CULLEN, CORY STILLMAN) 18:52

    Predators vs. HurricanesSep 21 9:32 PM


  • NHL
    NASHVILLE 0
    CAROLINA 2
    3RD PRD: CAR - RAY WHITNEY 1 (CASEY BORER) 15:28

    Predators vs. HurricanesSep 21 9:25 PM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    NASHVILLE 0 0 0
    CAROLINA 0 1 1 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NONE
    2ND PRD: CAR - CASEY BORER 1 (SCOTT WALKER, MATT CULLEN) 5:13
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    NAS 7 7 14
    CAR 4 6 10
    GOALIES: NAS - DAN EL

    Sep 21 8:47 PM


  • NHL
    NASHVILLE 0
    CAROLINA 1
    2ND PRD: CAR - CASEY BORER 1 (SCOTT WALKER, MATT CULLEN) 5:13

    Predators vs. HurricanesSep 21 8:17 PM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    NASHVILLE 0 0
    CAROLINA 0 0 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NONE
    GOALIES: NAS - DAN ELLIS
    CAR - CAM WARD

    Sep 21 7:49 PM