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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES at PHILADELPHIA

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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES at PHILADELPHIA

CAROLINA HURRICANES (1-2-3-0, 5 pts.)
at
PHILADELPHIA FLYERS (2-1-2-1, 7 pts.)
Saturday, October 25, 2003, 7 p.m. at the Wachovia Center



GAME NIGHT

The Carolina Hurricanes wrap up a four-game road swing Saturday against the Philadelphia Flyers at Wachovia Center. Carolina is unbeaten in its last three games, and notched its first win of 2003-04 on Thursday at FleetCenter, downing the Bruins 2-0 behind goals by Eric Staal and Jeff O'Neill, and an 18-save shutout performance by goaltender Kevin Weekes.

ON THE AIR
Television: Fox Sports Net (NC & SC)
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
On Oct. 23 at Boston, Hurricanes netminder Kevin Weekes posted his first shutout of 2003-04, sixth with Carolina and 14th of his NHL career. Through games of Oct. 23, Weekes' 1.45 goals-against average ranked second in the NHL among goalies with six or more games played. Through six games this season, Weekes has allowed just nine goals on 136 shots, good for a .934 save percentage.

MILESTONE WATCH
Hurricanes winger Jeff O'Neill will earn his 200th NHL assist with his next helper.

CAROLINA AT HOME: 0-1-1-0
CAROLINA ON THE ROAD: 1-1-2-0
CAROLINA ON THE POWER PLAY: 1-of-25 (4.0%)
CAROLINA SHORTHANDED: 23-of-27 (85.2%)

CAROLINA INJURY UPDATE
Defenseman Aaron Ward – infection, day-to-day, missed 2 games.
Defenseman Bob Boughner – fractured left hand, Oct. 3 at WSH (ps), injured reserve, missed 6 games.

CAROLINA / PHILADELPHIA NOTES
The Hurricanes and the Flyers meet for the first of four match ups during the 2003-04 season. Following Saturday's game, the teams will play once more at Wachovia Center, on Nov. 28, and twice at Carolina's RBC Center, Nov. 18 and March 23.

Last season, the Hurricanes and the Flyers went to overtime in three of their four meetings. Philadelphia scored an overtime victory on Nov. 5 at the RBC Center, and the teams' other two overtime games - Nov. 15 and Feb. 15 - ended tied. The Flyers won the only game to end in regulation in 2002-03, March 13 in Raleigh, by a score of 5-3. Jeff O'Neill led all Hurricanes scorers against the Flyers in last season's four-game set with two goals and two assists. Carolina is 22-46-12-3 all-time against Philadelphia, including a 13-20-8-1 home record and a 9-26-4-2 road mark.

2002-03 SCORING LEADERS AND GOALTENDERS

HURRICANES
GP G A TP
26 Cole 6 2 2 4
63 Vasicek 6 1 3 4
17 Brind'Amour 6 1 2 3
Goalies GP GAA W-L-T SV%
1 Storr 0 0.00 0-0-0 .000
80 Weekes 6 1.45 1-2-3 .934
FLYERS
GP G A TP
8 Recchi 6 3 4 7
97 Roenick 6 2 3 5
11 Amonte 6 1 3 4
14 Williams 6 1 3 4
Goalies GP GAA W-L-T SV%
33 Hackett 4 1.96 2-1-1 .913
42 Esche 2 3.36 0-1-1 .865

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - NYR 73 47 19 7 224 168 101
2 MTL 75 46 21 8 197 167 100
3 TBL 75 46 22 7 244 194 99
4 NYI 75 44 26 5 228 208 93
5 PIT 74 40 23 11 204 186 91
6 DET 73 39 22 12 212 201 90
7 WSH 74 40 24 10 215 182 90
8 OTT 73 37 25 11 213 195 85
9 BOS 74 36 25 13 195 193 85
10 FLA 74 34 26 14 184 202 82
11 PHI 75 30 29 16 196 216 76
12 NJD 74 31 31 12 166 189 74
13 CBJ 73 34 35 4 198 228 72
14 CAR 73 27 36 10 170 201 64
15 TOR 75 27 42 6 194 241 60
16 BUF 74 20 46 8 141 249 48

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 68 20 27 -13 47
J. Faulk 73 14 32 -18 46
E. Lindholm 72 16 20 -21 36
J. Skinner 68 18 12 -22 30
V. Rask 71 11 19 -12 30
R. Nash 67 8 17 -10 25
N. Gerbe 69 7 17 -13 24
J. McClement 73 7 13 -3 20
A. Nestrasil 45 7 13 4 20
J. Staal 37 4 15 -9 19
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 19 21 5 .910 2.43
A. Khudobin 8 15 5 .903 2.62