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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.)
at
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 MTL 65 41 18 6 175 146 88
2 NYI 66 42 21 3 211 185 87
3 TBL 66 40 20 6 217 173 86
4 NYR 63 39 17 7 197 155 85
5 DET 62 36 15 11 182 160 83
6 PIT 63 36 18 9 182 158 81
7 WSH 66 35 21 10 194 164 80
8 BOS 63 31 22 10 168 165 72
9 FLA 65 28 23 14 159 185 70
10 PHI 65 28 25 12 173 187 68
11 OTT 62 28 23 11 176 167 67
12 NJD 64 27 27 10 144 165 64
13 TOR 65 26 34 5 175 199 57
14 CBJ 63 26 33 4 163 201 56
15 CAR 62 24 31 7 144 167 55
16 BUF 64 19 40 5 123 215 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Faulk 62 12 28 -18 40
E. Staal 57 18 20 -12 38
E. Lindholm 61 11 16 -18 27
J. Skinner 57 16 10 -17 26
N. Gerbe 58 7 16 -10 23
R. Nash 59 7 15 -10 22
V. Rask 60 8 12 -16 20
J. McClement 62 6 13 3 19
J. Staal 26 4 12 -4 16
A. Nestrasil 34 4 11 4 15
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 17 20 4 .911 2.43
A. Khudobin 7 11 3 .905 2.61