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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES at TAMPA BAY

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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 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