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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES vs. TORONTO

Sunday, 11.2.2003 / 12:30 PM ET / 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 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Skinner 82 28 23 -2 51
V. Rask 80 21 27 -6 48
J. Staal 82 20 28 6 48
E. Lindholm 82 11 28 -23 39
J. Faulk 64 16 21 -22 37
K. Versteeg 63 11 22 -6 33
E. Staal 63 10 23 -3 33
J. Nordstrom 71 10 14 1 24
A. Nestrasil 55 9 14 4 23
R. Nash 64 9 13 -5 22
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 23 17 10 .909 2.41
E. Lack 12 14 6 .901 2.81