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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES vs. NEW YORK ISLANDERS

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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 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 248 187 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 214 184 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 259 206 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 237 199 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 245 224 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 231 211 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 232 208 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 217 204 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 209 201 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 198 213 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 227 248 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 212 223 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 176 209 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 183 219 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 206 257 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 153 269 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 77 23 31 -13 54
J. Faulk 82 15 34 -19 49
E. Lindholm 81 17 22 -23 39
V. Rask 80 11 22 -14 33
J. Skinner 77 18 13 -24 31
N. Gerbe 78 10 18 -14 28
R. Nash 68 8 17 -10 25
J. Staal 46 6 18 -6 24
J. Liles 57 2 20 -9 22
J. McClement 82 7 14 -7 21
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 22 24 5 .910 2.40
A. Khudobin 8 17 6 .900 2.72