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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 x - NYR 76 48 21 7 231 179 103
2 x - MTL 77 47 22 8 203 174 102
3 x - TBL 78 47 24 7 250 204 101
4 PIT 76 42 23 11 210 190 95
5 NYI 77 45 27 5 235 215 95
6 WSH 77 42 25 10 227 190 94
7 DET 76 40 23 13 221 208 93
8 BOS 77 39 25 13 204 198 91
9 OTT 76 38 26 12 220 204 88
10 FLA 77 35 27 15 192 210 85
11 CBJ 76 37 35 4 210 234 78
12 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
13 NJD 77 31 33 13 170 197 75
14 CAR 76 28 37 11 176 208 67
15 TOR 77 29 42 6 201 245 64
16 BUF 76 21 47 8 148 255 50

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 71 22 28 -12 50
J. Faulk 76 15 32 -19 47
E. Lindholm 75 16 21 -20 37
J. Skinner 71 18 13 -22 31
V. Rask 74 11 20 -13 31
N. Gerbe 72 9 17 -13 26
R. Nash 68 8 17 -10 25
J. McClement 76 7 13 -5 20
J. Staal 40 4 16 -6 20
J. Liles 51 2 17 -8 19
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 20 22 5 .909 2.43
A. Khudobin 8 15 6 .904 2.60