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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 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 248 187 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 214 184 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 259 206 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 237 199 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 245 224 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 231 211 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 232 208 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 217 204 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 209 201 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 198 213 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 227 248 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 212 223 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 176 209 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 183 219 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 206 257 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 153 269 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