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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES vs. FLORIDA

Monday, 10.13.2003 / 12:23 PM ET / News
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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES vs. FLORIDA

CAROLINA HURRICANES (0-2-0-0, 0 pts.)
vs.
FLORIDA PANTHERS (1-0-1-0, 3 pt.)
Monday, October 13, 2003, 7 p.m. at the RBC Center



GAME NIGHT

 
The Carolina Hurricanes play their second of 41 home games at the RBC Center tonight as the Florida Panthers make their first of three visits to Raleigh this season. Carolina opened its 2003-04 home schedule against New Jersey on Saturday, a 2-1 loss to the defending Stanley Cup champion. This marks the second meeting of the season between the Hurricanes and the Panthers, the first coming on Opening Night at Office Depot Center, a 3-1 Panthers victory.

ON THE AIR
Television: Fox Sports Net
Radio: WKIX 102.3 FM (Goldsboro); WKXU 101.1 FM (Raleigh); WDTF 570 AM (Raleigh); WMFD 630 AM (Wilmington); WSJS 600 AM (Winston-Salem); WNMX 106.1 FM (Charlotte)
Internet: www.nhl.com

CAROLINA NOTES
Through two games, Carolina defenseman Sean Hill leads the team with two points, both assists. On Oct. 9 at Florida, Hill earned the second assist on Erik Cole’s goal, and, in the home opener against New Jersey on Oct. 11, he notched the lone assist when Rod Brind’Amour scored. Hill led Carolina’s defensive corps last season, playing in all 82 games and registering 29 points (5g, 24a).

Hurricanes netminder Kevin Weekes (a.k.a. “Shady 80”) finished the 2002-03 campaign with a .912 save percentage, tied for 17th (Curtis Joseph) in the league. Weekes went 14-24-9 in 2002-03 and has lost in regulation just 20 times in his last 49 outings (13-20-9-4). Weekes went 2-2-0 in the 2003 preseason, and posted a 2.01 goals-against average. Through two games this season, Weekes has allowed just four goals on 47 shots, good for a .915 save percentage and a 2.05 goals-against average

CAROLINA AT HOME: 0-1-0-0
CAROLINA ON THE ROAD: 0-1-0-0
CAROLINA ON THE POWER PLAY: 0-of-7 (0.0%)
CAROLINA SHORTHANDED: 6-of-7 (85.7%)

CAROLINA INJURY UPDATE
Defenseman Bob Boughner: Fractured left hand, Oct. 3 at WSH (PRE), injured reserve, missed 2 games.

CAROLINA / PANTHERS NOTES
The Hurricanes and the Panthers meet for their second of six match ups during the 2003-04 regular season. Florida won the teams’ initial meeting on Oct. 9 in Sunrise, 3-1. After tonight, the teams will not meet again until a Feb. 16 match up at the RBC Center. Following two meetings in March, the teams will play each other in the regular-season finale on April 4, at the Office Depot Center.

The Panthers won four of the teams’ five 2002-03 regular-season match ups, including the three meetings in Sunrise. The Hurricanes were led by Erik Cole, Ron Francis, Sean Hill and Jeff O’Neill, who each recorded three points against Florida in the five-game regular-season series.

2002-03 SCORING LEADERS AND GOALTENDERS

HURRICANES
GP G A TP
22 Hill 2 0 2 2
17 Brind'Amour 2 1 0 1
26 Cole 2 1 0 1
63 Vasicek 2 0 1 1
Goalies GP GAA W-L-T SV%
1 Storr 0 0.00 0-0-0 .000
80 Weekes 2 2.05 0-2-0 .915
PANTHERS
GP G A TP
25 Kozlov 2 1 1 2
12 Jokinen 2 1 1 2
14 Hagman 2 1 1 2
Goalies GP GAA W-L-T SV%
1 Luongo 2 0.96 1-0-1 .969
31 Shields 0 0.00 0-0-0 .000

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 53 40 9 4 175 120 84
2 FLA 54 32 16 6 150 122 70
3 NYR 54 31 18 5 153 135 67
4 NYI 53 29 18 6 150 131 64
5 DET 54 28 18 8 136 132 64
6 BOS 54 29 19 6 159 148 64
7 TBL 53 29 20 4 140 127 62
8 PIT 53 27 19 7 138 135 61
9 NJD 55 27 21 7 122 123 61
10 MTL 55 27 24 4 147 145 58
11 PHI 53 24 20 9 127 138 57
12 CAR 54 24 21 9 130 142 57
13 OTT 56 25 25 6 157 173 56
14 CBJ 56 22 28 6 140 173 50
15 BUF 55 21 28 6 125 151 48
16 TOR 53 19 25 9 122 149 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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