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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES vs. TORONTO

Sunday, 11.02.2003 / 12:30 PM / News
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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES vs. TORONTO

CAROLINA HURRICANES (2-4-4-0, 8 pts.)
vs.
TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (4-4-2-1, 11 pts.)
Sunday, Nov. 2, 2003, 6 p.m. at the RBC Center



GAME NIGHT

The Carolina Hurricanes return to the RBC Center to take on the Toronto Maple Leafs for the first time this season. With tonight’s game, the Hurricanes begin a stretch in which the team plays seven of eight games at home. The Hurricanes fell 4-3 in Tampa Bay last night, concluding a stretch in which the Hurricanes played six of seven games on the road.

PRACTICE SCHEDULE

Nov. 3 Monday RBC Center TBD
Nov. 4 Tuesday RecZone 9:30 a.m.
Nov. 5 Wednesday RBC Center 11 a.m.
Nov. 6 Thursday RBC Center 10:30 a.m.
Nov. 7 Friday RBC Center 11 a.m.

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
Forward Josef Vasicek has goals in each of the Hurricanes’ last three games (10/28-11/1: 5g, 0a) and currently leads the team in goals (6 – tied for fifth in the NHL), power-play goals (3) and points (9). Winger Jeff O’Neill assisted on Vasicek’s goal on Saturday and leads the team with seven helpers and ranks second on the team with eight points (1g, 7a). O’Neill (10/23-11/1: 1g, 7) and rookie center Eric Staal (10/23-11/1: 1g, 5a) are each currently riding five-game point and assist streaks.

CAROLINA AT HOME: 1-1-1-0
CAROLINA ON THE ROAD: 1-3-3-0
CAROLINA ON THE POWER PLAY: 3-of-43 (7.0%)
CAROLINA SHORTHANDED: 36-of-42 (85.7%)

CAROLINA INJURY UPDATE
Left wing Jeff Daniels – groin, injured reserve, missed 6 games
Defenseman Aaron Ward – infection, injured reserve, missed 6 games

CAROLINA / TORONTO NOTES
The Hurricanes and the Maple Leafs meet for the first of four match-ups during the 2003-04 season. The teams will meet once more at the RBC Center (2/19) and twice more at Air Canada Centre (1/27, 2/23).

The Hurricanes went winless against Toronto in 2002-03, earning one point (0-3-1-0). Josef Vasicek led all Hurricanes in scoring against Toronto last season with five points (2g, 3a) in four games. The Hurricanes are 34-24-11-0 all-time against the Leafs, including an 18-11-6-0 home mark and a 16-13-5-0 record in Toronto.

2002-03 SCORING LEADERS AND GOALTENDERS

HURRICANES
GP G A TP
63 Vasicek 10 6 3 9
92 O'Neill 10 1 7 8
26 Cole 10 3 3 6
12 Staal 10 1 5 6
Goalies GP GAA W-L-T SV%
1 Storr 1 3.69 0-0-1 .875
80 Weekes 9 1.85 2-4-3 .922
MAPLE LEAFS
GP G A TP
25 Nieuwendyk 11 3 3 6
13 Sundin 11 1 5 6
12 Fitzgerald 9 2 3 5
11 Nolan 11 2 3 5
21 Reichel 11 1 4 5
15 Kaberle 11 1 4 5
Goalies GP GAA W-L-T SV%
20 Belfour 10 2.91 3-5-2 .882
32 Tellqvist 2 3.09 1-0-0 .872

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 TBL 48 30 14 4 156 127 64
2 NYI 46 31 14 1 151 129 63
3 DET 47 27 11 9 139 119 63
4 MTL 45 29 13 3 123 106 61
5 PIT 46 26 12 8 138 117 60
6 NYR 44 27 13 4 134 106 58
7 WSH 46 24 13 9 137 120 57
8 BOS 48 25 16 7 126 121 57
9 FLA 44 20 14 10 107 122 50
10 OTT 46 19 18 9 126 128 47
11 TOR 48 22 23 3 142 150 47
12 PHI 48 19 22 7 130 146 45
13 CBJ 45 20 22 3 113 142 43
14 NJD 47 17 22 8 107 134 42
15 CAR 46 16 25 5 98 120 37
16 BUF 47 14 30 3 89 167 31

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 41 15 13 -8 28
J. Faulk 46 8 18 -14 26
J. Skinner 41 10 9 -7 19
E. Lindholm 46 9 10 -10 19
R. Nash 46 7 12 -4 19
J. Tlusty 39 11 7 -12 18
N. Gerbe 42 4 13 -2 17
V. Rask 46 6 9 -9 15
A. Sekera 44 1 14 -8 15
C. Terry 33 6 3 -3 9
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Khudobin 5 8 2 .916 2.32
C. Ward 11 17 3 .911 2.45