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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES at PHILADELPHIA

Friday, 10.24.2003 / 10:15 PM / News
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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 MTL 62 41 16 5 171 135 87
2 NYI 64 41 21 2 205 179 84
3 NYR 60 38 16 6 190 148 82
4 TBL 63 38 19 6 207 167 82
5 DET 61 35 15 11 180 159 81
6 PIT 61 35 17 9 176 152 79
7 WSH 63 33 20 10 184 159 76
8 BOS 62 31 22 9 165 161 71
9 FLA 62 27 22 13 150 175 67
10 PHI 62 26 25 11 164 181 63
11 OTT 59 26 23 10 167 161 62
12 NJD 63 26 27 10 141 164 62
13 CBJ 61 26 31 4 157 191 56
14 CAR 61 24 30 7 142 162 55
15 TOR 62 25 32 5 170 189 55
16 BUF 63 19 39 5 123 212 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Faulk 61 12 28 -16 40
E. Staal 56 18 19 -10 37
E. Lindholm 60 11 16 -16 27
J. Skinner 56 16 10 -16 26
R. Nash 58 7 15 -9 22
N. Gerbe 57 7 15 -11 22
V. Rask 59 8 12 -16 20
J. McClement 61 6 12 3 18
J. Staal 25 4 12 -2 16
A. Nestrasil 33 4 10 4 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 17 19 4 .913 2.37
A. Khudobin 7 11 3 .906 2.60