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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES vs. TORONTO

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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES vs. TORONTO

CAROLINA HURRICANES (22-37-10-6, 60 pts.)
vs.
TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (40-26-6-3, 89 pts.)*
Tuesday, March 25, 2003, 7 p.m. at the RBC Center
* All Toronto statistics prior to Monday’s game at Boston *



GAME NIGHT

The Carolina Hurricanes begin their final set of back-to-back games on Tuesday against Toronto. The set concludes Wednesday at Atlanta. In 18 previous back-to-back sets, the Hurricanes have gone 14-18-3-1 in with a 9-8-1-0 record in the front halves and a 5-10-2-1 record in the back halves of those sets.

PRACTICE TIMES

Mar. 25 Tuesday RBC Center 10:30 a.m.
Mar. 26 Wednesday Phillips Arena 11:30 a.m.
Mar. 27 Thursday RBC Center noon
Mar. 28 Friday RecZone 11 a.m.
Mar. 29 Saturday RBC Center 10:30 a.m.
Mar. 30 Sunday RBC Center noon
Mar. 31 Monday RBC Center 10:30 a.m.

ON THE AIR
Television: Fox-DT
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
Right wing Jeff O’Neill has 17 goals in the last 36 games and has earned points in 11 of the last 18 games (Feb. 14-March 22: 9g, 6a). O’Neill leads the team with 29 goals and 57 points. Left wing Ryan Bayda has totaled 13 points and four penalty minutes in his first 18 NHL games, including his first multiple-point game, March 4 vs. Boston (1g, 1a), and his first NHL game-winner, March 7 vs. Minnesota. Rookie defenseman Bruno St. Jacques notched his first NHL goal at Pittsburgh on March 6 and first NHL assist on March 10 against Columbus. St. Jacques added assists on the extra-attacker, tying goal and overtime goal on March 12 at Buffalo for his first NHL multiple-assist, multiple-point game. St. Jacques has points in four of the last six games (March 10-22: 1g, 4a).

CAROLINA AT HOME: 12-14-8-3
CAROLINA ON THE ROAD: 10-23-2-3
CAROLINA ON THE POWER PLAY: 57-of-388 (14.7%)
CAROLINA SHORTHANDED: 300-of-365 (82.2%)

CAROLINA INJURY UPDATE
Goaltender Patrick DesRochers, broken elbow, day-to-day, missed one game (March 22)
Forward Brad DeFauw, lacerated elbow, day-to-day, missed two games (March 18-22)
Defenseman Aaron Ward, bruised hip, day-to-day, missed three games (March 15-22)
Left wing Jan Hlavac, broken finger, day-to-day, missed 10 games (March 2-22)
Right wing Pavel Brendl, arthroscopic knee surgery, injured reserve, missed 12 games (Feb. 26-March 22)
Left wing Jaroslav Svoboda, dislocated shoulder, injured reserve, missed 18 games (Feb. 14-March 22)
Right wing Jesse Boulerice, concussion, injured reserve, missed 18 games (Feb. 14-March 22)
Right wing Jeff Heerema, broken wrist, injured reserve, missed 20 games (Feb. 9-March 22)
Left wing Erik Cole, broken leg, injured reserve, missed 22 games (Feb. 5-March 22)
Center Rod Brind’Amour, hand surgery, injured reserve, missed 26 games (Jan. 22-March 22)

CAROLINA / TORONTO NOTES
Tonight marks the fourth of four regular-season meetings between the Hurricanes and Toronto. Toronto won the teams’ first three meetings of 2002-03, 3-2 on Jan. 29 in Raleigh, 4-3 on Feb. 18 at Air Canada Centre and 4-1 on March 1 in Toronto. Last spring, Carolina downed the Maple Leafs 4-2 in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference Finals series. In the 2001-02 regular season, the teams split the four-game series by winning one game and dropping one game on home ice. Sami Kapanen led the Hurricanes with six points (5g, 1a) in the regular-season series. Bates Battaglia (2g, 2a) and captain Ron Francis (0g, 4a) eached notched four points against the Leafs last season. Mats Sundin led all Toronto scorers in the four-game set with five points (3g, 2a). Carolina holds a 34-24-10-0 all-time record against the Maple Leafs including an 18-11-5-0 home mark and a 16-13-5-0 road record.

SCORING LEADERS AND GOALTENDERS

HURRICANES
GP G A TP
92 O'Neill 75 29 28 57
10 Francis 75 21 32 53
17 Brind'Amour 48 14 23 37
19 Vrbata 71 16 19 35
Goalies GP GAA W-L-T SV%
1 Irbe 31 3.20 7-21-2 .878
30 DesRochers 6 3.62 1-4-0 .887
80 Weekes 47 2.45 14-21-8 .919
MAPLE LEAFS
GP G A TP
89 Mogilny 67 29 44 73
13 Sundin 69 33 32 65
11 Nolan 68 28 22 50
80 Antropov 66 16 26 42
Goalies GP GAA W-L-T SV%
20 Belfour 57 2.27 33-19-5 .921
37 Kidd 17 3.12 6-9-1 .895

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - MTL 76 47 21 8 200 169 102
2 x - NYR 75 47 21 7 228 177 101
3 TBL 76 46 23 7 244 198 99
4 PIT 76 42 23 11 210 190 95
5 NYI 77 45 27 5 235 215 95
6 DET 75 40 23 12 220 206 92
7 WSH 76 41 25 10 223 188 92
8 BOS 76 38 25 13 201 196 89
9 OTT 75 37 26 12 218 203 86
10 FLA 76 35 26 15 190 207 85
11 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
12 CBJ 75 36 35 4 207 232 76
13 NJD 76 31 33 12 168 194 74
14 CAR 75 28 36 11 174 204 67
15 TOR 76 28 42 6 198 244 62
16 BUF 75 20 47 8 144 254 48

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 70 21 28 -12 49
J. Faulk 75 15 32 -17 47
E. Lindholm 74 16 21 -19 37
J. Skinner 70 18 13 -21 31
V. Rask 73 11 20 -12 31
R. Nash 68 8 17 -10 25
N. Gerbe 71 8 17 -13 25
J. McClement 75 7 13 -3 20
A. Nestrasil 47 7 13 4 20
J. Staal 39 4 16 -7 20
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 20 21 5 .911 2.40
A. Khudobin 8 15 6 .904 2.60