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HURRICANES ANNOUNCE 69-GAME TELEVISION SCHEDULE

Thursday, 08.28.2003 / 12:35 PM / 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 MTL 63 41 17 5 171 139 87
2 NYR 62 39 17 6 196 153 84
3 NYI 64 41 21 2 205 179 84
4 TBL 64 38 20 6 210 171 82
5 DET 61 35 15 11 180 159 81
6 PIT 62 36 17 9 181 155 81
7 WSH 64 34 20 10 188 159 78
8 BOS 62 31 22 9 165 161 71
9 FLA 63 28 22 13 154 178 69
10 PHI 63 27 25 11 168 183 65
11 OTT 60 27 23 10 171 163 64
12 NJD 63 26 27 10 141 164 62
13 CBJ 62 26 32 4 160 196 56
14 CAR 62 24 31 7 144 167 55
15 TOR 63 25 33 5 170 193 55
16 BUF 63 19 39 5 123 212 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Faulk 62 12 28 -18 40
E. Staal 57 18 20 -12 38
E. Lindholm 61 11 16 -18 27
J. Skinner 57 16 10 -17 26
N. Gerbe 58 7 16 -10 23
R. Nash 59 7 15 -10 22
V. Rask 60 8 12 -16 20
J. McClement 62 6 13 3 19
J. Staal 26 4 12 -4 16
A. Nestrasil 34 4 11 4 15
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 17 20 4 .911 2.43
A. Khudobin 7 11 3 .905 2.61