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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES vs. NEW YORK ISLANDERS

Saturday, 04.5.2003 / 5:10 PM ET / News
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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES vs. NEW YORK ISLANDERS

CAROLINA HURRICANES (22-42-11-6, 61 pts.)
vs.
NEW YORK ISLANDERS (34-33-11-2, 81 pts.)
Sunday, April 6, 2003, 3 p.m. at the RBC Center



GAME NIGHT

The Carolina Hurricanes wrap up the 2002-03 season on Sunday in a 3 p.m. matinee against the New York Islanders. The Islanders clinched the eighth and final playoff spot on Friday when the New York Rangers were mathematically eliminated from contention in a 2-1 loss to New Jersey. The Hurricanes will give selected fans their game-worn jerseys following today’s contest as a part of Fan Appreciation Day. The Hurricanes will host a postseason press conference on Wednesday at noon at the RBC Center.

ON THE AIR
Television: None
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 18 goals in the last 42 games and has earned 18 points in the 24 games (Feb. 14-April 4: 10g, 8a). O’Neill leads the team with 30 goals and 60 points. Left wing Ryan Bayda has totaled 13 points and 16 penalty minutes in his first 24 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.

CAROLINA AT HOME: 12-16-9-3
CAROLINA ON THE ROAD: 10-26-2-3
CAROLINA ON THE POWER PLAY: 58-of-415 (14.0%)
CAROLINA SHORTHANDED: 318-of-389 (81.7%)

CAROLINA INJURY UPDATE
Goaltender Patrick DesRochers, broken elbow, indefinite, missed seven games (March 22-April 4)
Left wing Jan Hlavac, broken finger, indefinite, missed 16 games (March 2-April 4)
Right wing Pavel Brendl, arthroscopic knee surgery, injured reserve, missed 18 games (Feb. 26-April 4)
Left wing Jaroslav Svoboda, dislocated shoulder, injured reserve, missed 24 games (Feb. 14-April 4)
Right wing Jesse Boulerice, concussion, injured reserve, missed 24 games (Feb. 14-April 4)
Right wing Jeff Heerema, broken wrist, injured reserve, missed 26 games (Feb. 9-April 4)
Left wing Erik Cole, broken leg, injured reserve, missed 28 games (Feb. 5-April 4)
Center Rod Brind’Amour, hand surgery, injured reserve, missed 32 games (Jan. 22-April 4)

CAROLINA / ISLANDERS NOTES
The Hurricanes and the Islanders meet for the fourth time this season and the final game of the 2002-03 NHL schedule. The Hurricanes defeated the Islanders 4-1 on Oct. 22 behind a 36-save performance by netminder Kevin Weekes. Sami Kapanen ended his scoring drought, netting two goals against the Islanders. Kevyn Adams and Rod Brind’Amour also added goals for Carolina. The Hurricanes triumphed again, 4-2 on Oct. 30 at the RBC Center, but dropped the Dec. 28 meeting on Long Island, 3-0.
The Islanders won last season’s series 3-1-0, including two overtime wins against the Hurricanes. Carolina’s lone win against the Islanders came on April 8 at Nassau Coliseum, 2-1. All three of the Islanders wins against Carolina came in October, as New York defeated Carolina 4-0 in Raleigh on Oct. 17, and topped the Hurricanes in overtime 3-2 on Oct. 26 in Raleigh and 2-1 on Oct. 18 at Nassau Coliseum. Rod Brind’Amour and Josef Vasicek each had a pair of goals in the season series. The Hurricanes lead the all-time regular season series with the Islanders with a record of 39-34-9-2. Carolina is 21-15-5-1 all-time at home against the Islanders and 18-19-4-1 on the road.

SCORING LEADERS AND GOALTENDERS

HURRICANES
GP G A TP
92 O'Neill 81 30 30 60
10 Francis 81 22 34 56
17 Brind'Amour 48 14 23 37
19 Vrbata 75 16 19 35
Goalies GP GAA W-L-T SV%
1 Irbe 33 3.22 7-23-2 .878
80 Weekes 51 2.55 14-24-9 .912
ISLANDERS
GP G A TP
79 Yashin 80 25 39 64
55 Blake 80 25 30 55
37 Parrish 79 23 24 47
38 Scatchard 80 26 18 44
Goalies GP GAA W-L-T SV%
30 Snow 41 2.32 15-16-5 .917
39 DiPietro 10 2.97 2-5-2 .894

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 51 38 9 4 166 114 80
2 FLA 52 31 15 6 143 115 68
3 NYR 52 29 18 5 148 134 63
4 TBL 51 29 18 4 137 118 62
5 BOS 52 28 18 6 151 137 62
6 NYI 51 27 18 6 143 127 60
7 DET 52 26 18 8 130 131 60
8 PIT 51 26 18 7 132 130 59
9 NJD 53 26 20 7 119 120 59
10 CAR 54 24 21 9 130 142 57
11 MTL 54 26 24 4 143 143 56
12 PHI 51 23 19 9 121 133 55
13 OTT 53 24 23 6 148 165 54
14 BUF 53 21 26 6 120 139 48
15 TOR 51 19 23 9 117 140 47
16 CBJ 54 21 28 5 135 168 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Faulk 54 15 19 -13 34
J. Skinner 54 19 12 -3 31
V. Rask 52 12 19 0 31
J. Staal 54 12 19 8 31
K. Versteeg 53 10 21 1 31
E. Staal 54 9 21 0 30
E. Lindholm 54 8 16 -9 24
A. Nestrasil 47 7 12 0 19
J. Nordstrom 43 5 9 2 14
R. Hainsey 54 3 11 -11 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 15 11 6 .908 2.38
E. Lack 9 10 3 .901 2.74
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