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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 MTL 64 41 18 5 172 142 87
2 NYR 63 39 17 7 197 155 85
3 NYI 65 41 21 3 207 182 85
4 TBL 65 39 20 6 213 171 84
5 DET 62 36 15 11 182 160 83
6 PIT 63 36 18 9 182 158 81
7 WSH 65 35 20 10 193 162 80
8 BOS 62 31 22 9 165 161 71
9 FLA 64 28 23 13 156 181 69
10 OTT 62 28 23 11 176 167 67
11 PHI 64 27 25 12 170 186 66
12 NJD 64 27 27 10 144 165 64
13 TOR 64 26 33 5 173 195 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