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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES vs. FLORIDA

Monday, 10.13.2003 / 12:23 PM / 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 TBL 48 30 14 4 156 127 64
2 NYI 46 31 14 1 151 129 63
3 DET 47 27 11 9 139 119 63
4 MTL 45 29 13 3 123 106 61
5 PIT 46 26 12 8 138 117 60
6 NYR 44 27 13 4 134 106 58
7 WSH 46 24 13 9 137 120 57
8 BOS 48 25 16 7 126 121 57
9 FLA 44 20 14 10 107 122 50
10 OTT 46 19 18 9 126 128 47
11 TOR 48 22 23 3 142 150 47
12 PHI 48 19 22 7 130 146 45
13 CBJ 45 20 22 3 113 142 43
14 NJD 47 17 22 8 107 134 42
15 CAR 46 16 25 5 98 120 37
16 BUF 47 14 30 3 89 167 31

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 41 15 13 -8 28
J. Faulk 46 8 18 -14 26
J. Skinner 41 10 9 -7 19
E. Lindholm 46 9 10 -10 19
R. Nash 46 7 12 -4 19
J. Tlusty 39 11 7 -12 18
N. Gerbe 42 4 13 -2 17
V. Rask 46 6 9 -9 15
A. Sekera 44 1 14 -8 15
C. Terry 33 6 3 -3 9
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Khudobin 5 8 2 .916 2.32
C. Ward 11 17 3 .911 2.45