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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 PIT 31 21 6 4 99 71 46
2 TBL 33 20 10 3 110 87 43
3 NYI 31 21 10 0 99 89 42
4 DET 32 17 7 8 92 80 42
5 MTL 33 20 11 2 88 82 42
6 TOR 32 19 10 3 110 91 41
7 FLA 30 14 8 8 68 76 36
8 WSH 31 15 10 6 91 85 36
9 BOS 32 16 13 3 81 83 35
10 NYR 29 15 10 4 89 79 34
11 OTT 31 13 12 6 82 86 32
12 CBJ 31 13 15 3 76 100 29
13 PHI 31 11 14 6 81 92 28
14 BUF 32 13 17 2 62 100 28
15 NJD 33 11 16 6 74 96 28
16 CAR 31 9 19 3 66 88 21

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Faulk 31 6 13 -13 19
E. Staal 26 7 11 -10 18
R. Nash 31 4 12 -3 16
J. Skinner 27 7 8 -4 15
E. Lindholm 31 8 6 -7 14
J. Tlusty 28 10 3 -11 13
N. Gerbe 27 3 9 -2 12
A. Sekera 29 1 11 -8 12
V. Rask 31 4 5 -8 9
C. Terry 22 5 3 -2 8
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 9 12 1 .909 2.47
A. Khudobin 0 7 2 .892 3.11