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HURRICANES ANNOUNCE 69-GAME TELEVISION SCHEDULE

Thursday, 08.28.2003 / 12:35 PM ET / News
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HURRICANES ANNOUNCE 69-GAME TELEVISION SCHEDULE

Fox Sports Net, Fox 50 Digital and Time Warner Cable Combine for Most Broadcasts in Team History

RALEIGH, N.C. (Aug. 21, 2003) – Ken Lehner, Vice President of Marketing Communications for the Carolina Hurricanes, today announced the team’s 2003-04 television schedule. The Hurricanes’ cable TV rightsholder, Fox Sports Net will carry 55 regular-season games and Fox 50 Digital, in partnership Time Warner Cable, will carry 14 games in high definition, making this the largest television package in team history.

The television package features 33 road games and 22 home games on Fox Sports Net, including the Hurricanes’ season-opener at Florida’s Office Depot Center on Oct. 9, the home-opener at the RBC Center against New Jersey on Oct. 11 and Carolina’s final regular-season game at Florida on April 4. Fox 50 Digital on Time Warner Cable will broadcast an additional 14 home games exclusively available in high definition, over the air and on Time Warner Cable Digital Service, channel 250. A standard definition broadcast of these 14 games is also available on Time Warner Cable Digital Service on channel 251.

“We are thrilled to increase the number of games we will be carrying this year,” said Lehner. “Our television partners are top notch. As a result, we will be bringing the highest number of televised games in team history to our beloved Caniacs, as well as some of the newest technologies with our high-definition broadcasts.”

John Forslund enters his ninth season as the television voice of the Hurricanes and his 13th overall with the club. Forslund will once again team with Tripp Tracy to provide all the exciting NHL hockey action on Hurricanes television broadcasts. In addition to his work with the Hurricanes, Forslund works with ESPN when the schedule allows, most recently during the 2003 Stanley Cup playoffs.

Tracy returns for his sixth year as the Hurricanes television color analyst. After graduating from Harvard University, Tracy served as a goaltender in the Hurricanes’ organization before joining Forslund in the broadcast booth.

Along with the 69-game schedule on Fox Sports Net, Fox 50 Digital and Time Warner Cable, the Hurricanes will have three games carried nationally on ESPN2. Along with a split broadcast with Fox Sports Net at Detroit on Jan. 31, ESPN2 will air Carolina’s match up with the Bruins from FleetCenter on Oct. 23 and the team’s home game against the New York Rangers on Jan. 8, making a total of 71 of 82 games available on television in the local market.

The Hurricanes open their seventh season in North Carolina on Oct. 9 at Florida, before returning to the RBC Center for their home opener, Saturday, Oct. 11 against defending Stanley Cup champion New Jersey. Ticket packages for the 2003-04 season are available by calling 1-888-NHL-TIX1.

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 252 192 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 221 189 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 262 211 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 242 203 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 252 230 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 235 221 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 238 215 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 221 210 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 213 211 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 206 223 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 236 250 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 215 234 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 181 216 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 188 226 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 211 262 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 161 274 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