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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES vs. OTTAWA

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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES vs. OTTAWA

CAROLINA HURRICANES (22-35-10-6, 60 pts.)
vs.
OTTAWA SENATORS (45-20-7-1, 98 pts.)
Tuesday, March 18, 2003, 7 p.m. at the RBC Center



GAME NIGHT

The Carolina Hurricanes wrap up a two-game home stand Tuesday against Eastern Conference front runner, Ottawa. The Hurricanes opened the brief home stand with the franchise’s first scoreless tie at home since Nov. 11, 1987, when Hurricanes netminder Kevin Weekes and Los Angeles’ Cristobal Huet pitched dueling shutouts on Saturday. Tuesday’s meeting against Ottawa marks Carolina’s first of three straight against Canadian opponents.

PRACTICE TIMES

Mar. 18 Tuesday RBC Center 10:30 a.m.
Mar. 19 Wednesday RBC Center noon
Mar. 20 Thursday RBC Center 11 a.m.
Mar. 21 Friday RecZone 11 a.m.
Mar. 22 Saturday Bell Centre 11:30 a.m.
Mar. 23 Sunday RBC Center TBA
Mar. 24 Monday RBC Center 11 a.m.

ON THE AIR
Television: Fox Sports Net (NC & SC)
Radio: WKIX 102.3 FM (Goldsboro); WKXU 101.1 FM (Raleigh); WDTF 570-AM (Raleigh); WMFD 630-AM (Wilmington); WDLZ 98.3-FM (Murfreesboro); WSJS 600-AM (Winston-Salem); WRUP 97.9-FM (New Bern/Morehead City); WSTK 910-AM (Jacksonville); WNMX 106.1 (Charlotte); WCNC 1240-AM (Elizabeth City); WZBO 1260-AM (Edenton)
Internet: www.nhl.com

CAROLINA NOTES
The Hurricanes recalled center Damian Surma from Lowell on Monday. This marks Surma’s first NHL recall and, if he plays in a game, he will become the 39th player to play at least one game (or serve as back up goaltender) this season. Only 10 players from the Hurricanes’ 20-man, opening-game lineup played on Saturday against Los Angeles.

CAROLINA AT HOME: 12-13-8-3
CAROLINA ON THE ROAD: 10-22-2-3
CAROLINA ON THE POWER PLAY: 55-of-375 (14.7%)
CAROLINA SHORTHANDED: 295-of-359 (82.2%)

CAROLINA INJURY UPDATE
Defenseman Aaron Ward, hip, day-to-day, missed one game (March 15)
Left wing Jan Hlavac, hand, day-to-day, missed eight games (March 2-15)
Right wing Pavel Brendl, arthroscopic knee surgery, injured reserve, missed 10 games (Feb. 26-March 15)
Left wing Jaroslav Svoboda, shoulder, injured reserve, missed 16 games (Feb. 14-March 15)
Right wing Jesse Boulerice, concussion, injured reserve, missed 16 games (Feb. 14- March 15)
Right wing Jeff Heerema, wrist, injured reserve, missed 18 games (Feb. 9-March 15)
Left wing Erik Cole, broken leg, injured reserve, missed 20 games (Feb. 5-March 15)
Center Rod Brind’Amour, hand surgery, injured reserve, missed 25 games (Jan. 22-March 15)

CAROLINA / OTTAWA NOTES
The Hurricanes and the Senators meet for the fourth and final time this season. Ottawa defeated Carolina 4-1 in the two teams’ first meeting this season, on Oct. 23 at Corel Centre. The second meeting, in Raleigh, ended in a 4-4 tie. Ottawa crusied past Carolina, 5-2 on Dec. 7 at Corel Centre, in the team’s last meeting. The Senators were unbeaten against Carolina last season, winning the season series 3-0-1. Ottawa was 1-0-1 at home in 2001-02, playing to a 1-1 tie on Nov. 15 and defeating Carolina 4-3 on April 2. The Senators won both games in Raleigh, defeating the Hurricanes 6-2 on Oct. 9 and 5-1 on Dec. 18. Marian Hossa was the leading scorer against Carolina last season with six points (3g, 3a) in four games. Ron Francis led all Hurricanes scorers with five points (0g, 5a). Carolina leads the all-time regular season series with Ottawa 28-16-6-0, including a 16-5-2-0 mark at home and a 12-11-4-0 record in Ottawa.

SENATORS NOTES
The Senators currently have the third best road record in the Eastern Conference (18-12-5-0=41pts) and sixth best road record in the NHL ... The Senators team record of 22 road wins in a season was set during the 1998-99 season and tied during the 2000-01 season… he Senators are the only team in the NHL to have five 20-goal scorers ... Marian Hossa (42), Daniel Alfredsson (25), Todd White (22), Radek Bonk (21) and Martin Havlat (20) all have 20 goals already this season.

SCORING LEADERS AND GOALTENDERS

HURRICANES
GP G A TP
92 O'Neill 73 28 27 55
10 Francis 73 21 30 51
17 Brind'Amour 48 14 23 37
19 Vrbata 69 13 19 32
Goalies GP GAA W-L-T SV%
30 DesRochers 6 3.62 1-4-0 .887
80 Weekes 46 2.37 14-20-8 .922
SENATORS
GP G A TP
11 Alfredsson 70 25 48 73
18 Hossa 71 42 30 72
28 White 71 22 31 53
9 Havlat 59 20 29 49
Goalies GP GAA W-L-T SV%
40 Lalime 60 2.16 34-19-6 .911
1 Emery 2 2.40 0-0-0 .909
31 Prusek 17 2.47 11-2-1 .908

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - NYR 76 48 21 7 231 179 103
2 x - MTL 77 47 22 8 203 174 102
3 x - TBL 78 47 24 7 250 204 101
4 PIT 76 42 23 11 210 190 95
5 NYI 77 45 27 5 235 215 95
6 WSH 77 42 25 10 227 190 94
7 DET 76 40 23 13 221 208 93
8 BOS 77 39 25 13 204 198 91
9 OTT 76 38 26 12 220 204 88
10 FLA 77 35 27 15 192 210 85
11 CBJ 76 37 35 4 210 234 78
12 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
13 NJD 77 31 33 13 170 197 75
14 CAR 76 28 37 11 176 208 67
15 TOR 77 29 42 6 201 245 64
16 BUF 76 21 47 8 148 255 50

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 71 22 28 -12 50
J. Faulk 76 15 32 -19 47
E. Lindholm 75 16 21 -20 37
J. Skinner 71 18 13 -22 31
V. Rask 74 11 20 -13 31
N. Gerbe 72 9 17 -13 26
R. Nash 68 8 17 -10 25
J. McClement 76 7 13 -5 20
A. Nestrasil 48 7 13 5 20
J. Staal 40 4 16 -6 20
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 20 22 5 .909 2.43
A. Khudobin 8 15 6 .904 2.60