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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES at TAMPA BAY

Friday, 10.31.2003 / 3:24 PM / News
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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES at TAMPA BAY

CAROLINA HURRICANES (2-3-4-0, 8 pts.)
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TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING (6-0-1-0, 13 pts.)
Saturday, Nov. 1, 2003, 7:30 p.m. at the St. Pete Times Forum



GAME NIGHT

The Carolina Hurricanes wrap up a two-game road swing against the defending Southeast Division champion Tampa Bay Lightning. The Hurricanes had their six-game unbeaten string broken on Thursday night by the New York Rangers, 4-1 at Madison Square Garden. Saturday night’s game in Tampa Bay concludes a stretch in which the Hurricanes play six of seven games on the road. Carolina returns to the RBC Center on Sunday to take on the Toronto Maple Leafs and begin a stretch in which the team plays seven of eight games at home.

ON THE AIR
Television: Fox Sports Net (NC)
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
Carolina netminder Kevin Weekes has his career-best shutout streak snapped by The Rangers’ Anson Carter at 18:07 of the first period on Thursday night, ending the streak at 183:16. The streak was the second-longest in franchise history, falling about 36 minutes short of Trevor Kidd’s record of 219:21, set from March 28 - April 8, 1998.

Forward Josef Vasicek scored his fourth goal in two games on Thursday and currently leads the team in goals (5), power-play goals (3) and points (8). Winger Jeff O’Neill assisted on Vasicek’s goal on Thursday and leads the team with six helpers and ranks second on the team with seven points (1g, 6a). O’Neill (10/23-10/30: 1g, 6) and rookie center Eric Staal (10/23-10/30: 1g, 4a) are each currently riding four-game point and assist streaks.

CAROLINA AT HOME: 1-1-1-0
CAROLINA ON THE ROAD: 1-2-3-0
CAROLINA ON THE POWER PLAY: 3-of-39 (7.7%)
CAROLINA SHORTHANDED: 33-of-39 (84.6%)

CAROLINA INJURY UPDATE
Defenseman Sean Hill – groin, day-to-day, missed 2 games
Left wing Jeff Daniels – groin, injured reserve, missed 5 games
Defenseman Aaron Ward – infection, injured reserve, missed 5 games

CAROLINA / TAMPA BAY NOTES
The Hurricanes and the Lightning meet for the first of six match-ups during the 2003-04 season. The teams will meet twice more at St. Pete Times Forum (1/15, 3/13) and three times at the RBC Center (11/9, 11/23, 3/10).

The Hurricanes went winless against Tampa Bay in 2002-03 for the first season in franchise history, notching just three points in the five games between the teams (0-2-2-1). Ron Francis led all Hurricanes in scoring against Tampa Bay last season with three points (1g, 2a) in five points. The Hurricanes are 23-15-8-1 all-time against the Lightning, including a 15-3-5-1 home mark and a 8-12-3-0 record in Tampa.

2002-03 SCORING LEADERS AND GOALTENDERS

HURRICANES
GP G A TP
63 Vasicek 9 5 3 8
92 O'Neill 9 1 6 7
12 Staal 9 1 4 5
26 Cole 9 2 3 5
Goalies GP GAA W-L-T SV%
1 Storr 1 3.69 0-0-1 .875
80 Weekes 8 1.59 2-3-3 .932
LIGHTNING
GP G A TP
26 St. Louis 7 2 6 8
19 Richards 7 2 6 8
61 Stillman 7 5 2 7
Goalies GP GAA W-L-T SV%
47 Grahame 1 0.00 1-0-0 1.000
35 Khabibulin 6 1.63 5-0-1 .940

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 TBL 51 32 15 4 166 133 68
2 MTL 48 32 13 3 128 108 67
3 DET 50 29 12 9 149 129 67
4 NYI 49 32 16 1 158 139 65
5 PIT 49 28 13 8 145 125 64
6 BOS 50 27 16 7 134 124 61
7 NYR 47 28 15 4 139 112 60
8 WSH 49 25 14 10 144 125 60
9 FLA 47 21 16 10 115 132 52
10 PHI 51 22 22 7 140 151 51
11 OTT 48 20 19 9 136 136 49
12 TOR 51 22 25 4 144 156 48
13 NJD 50 19 22 9 113 138 47
14 CBJ 48 21 24 3 120 151 45
15 CAR 49 17 26 6 105 129 40
16 BUF 50 14 33 3 94 179 31

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 44 16 14 -6 30
J. Faulk 49 10 19 -15 29
E. Lindholm 48 9 11 -12 20
R. Nash 49 7 13 -4 20
J. Tlusty 42 12 7 -14 19
J. Skinner 44 10 9 -9 19
N. Gerbe 45 5 13 -7 18
V. Rask 49 6 9 -13 15
A. Sekera 47 1 14 -7 15
J. McClement 49 1 9 -2 10
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Khudobin 6 8 2 .914 2.41
C. Ward 11 18 4 .913 2.42