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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES vs. NY RANGERS

Wednesday, 11.05.2003 / 1:00 PM / News
Carolina Hurricanes

CAROLINA HURRICANES (2-5-4-0, 8 pts.)
vs.
NEW YORK RANGERS (5-3-2-1, 13 pts.)
Thursday, Nov. 6, 2003, 7:00 p.m. at the RBC Center



GAME NIGHT

The Carolina Hurricanes continue their four-game home stand Thursday as they play host to the New York Rangers. Thursday's game is the Hurricanes’ second game in a span that sees them play seven of eight games at home. Carolina last played on Sunday, a 2-1 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs at the RBC Center.

PRACTICE SCHEDULE

Nov. 6 Thursday RBC Center 10:30 a.m.
Nov. 7 Friday RBC Center 11 a.m.
Nov. 8 Saturday RBC Center 10:30 a.m.
Nov. 9 Sunday none  
Nov. 10 Monday RBC Center TBD
Nov. 11 Tuesday RecZone 11 a.m.
Nov. 12 Wednesday MCI Center 11:30 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 three of the Hurricanes’ last four games (10/28-11/2: 5g, 0a) and currently leads the team in goals (6), power-play goals (3) and points (9). Winger Jeff O’Neill leads the team with seven assists and ranks second on the team with eight points (1g, 7a). O’Neill (10/23-11/2: 1g, 7a) and rookie center Eric Staal (10/23-11/2: 1g, 5a) have assists in five of the last six games.

CAROLINA AT HOME: 1-2-1-0
CAROLINA ON THE ROAD: 1-3-3-0
CAROLINA ON THE POWER PLAY: 4-of-48 (8.3%)
CAROLINA SHORTHANDED: 43-of-50 (86.0%)

CAROLINA INJURY UPDATE
Left wing Jeff Daniels – groin, injured reserve, missed 7 games
Defenseman Aaron Ward – infection, injured reserve, missed 7 games

CAROLINA / NEW YORK NOTES
The Hurricanes and the Rangers meet for the third of four match ups during the 2003-04 season. The teams skated to a 2-2 tie at Madison Square Garden on Oct. 18, and the Rangers downed the Hurricanes in the teams’ second meeting, on Oct. 30, 4-1. Craig Adams, Rod Brind’Amour and Erik Cole lead the Hurricanes with two points each against the Rangers this season. The teams will finish their four-game season series at the RBC Center on Jan. 8.

The Rangers won all four of the teams’ 2002-03 meetings, the first sweep for either team against the other since 1986-87, when the Adams Division-winning Hartford Whalers won a three-game set. The Hurricanes were led by Rod Brind’Amour against the Rangers last season. Brind’Amour tallied one goal and two assists in the four meetings. Carolina posts a 36-43-7-0 all-time record against the Rangers, including a 22-16-3-0 home mark and a 14-27-4-0 record at MSG.

2002-03 SCORING LEADERS AND GOALTENDERS

HURRICANES
GP G A TP
63 Vasicek 11 6 3 9
92 O'Neill 11 1 7 8
26 Cole 11 3 4 7
12 Staal 11 1 5 6
Goalies GP GAA W-L-T SV%
1 Storr 2 2.90 0-1-1 .880
80 Weekes 9 1.85 2-4-3 .922
RANGERS
GP G A TP
27 Kovalev 11 1 7 8
11 Messier 11 6 1 7
36 Barnaby 11 2 4 6
17 Simon 11 1 5 6
Goalies GP GAA W-L-T SV%
30 Dunham 9 1.85 4-3-2 .936
40 Markkanen 2 2.50 1-1-0 .924

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 23 16 6 1 61 57 33
2 PIT 21 15 4 2 76 49 32
3 NYI 22 16 6 0 72 59 32
4 TBL 23 15 6 2 81 63 32
5 DET 22 12 5 5 64 54 29
6 BOS 23 13 9 1 59 57 27
7 TOR 22 11 8 3 70 67 25
8 OTT 21 10 7 4 58 56 24
9 FLA 20 8 6 6 42 51 22
10 WSH 21 9 8 4 58 57 22
11 NYR 21 9 8 4 60 62 22
12 NJD 22 9 10 3 53 63 21
13 PHI 21 8 10 3 59 66 19
14 CAR 21 6 12 3 48 63 15
15 CBJ 21 6 13 2 51 76 14
16 BUF 22 6 14 2 37 72 14

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Nash 21 4 11 0 15
E. Staal 16 6 7 -6 13
J. Faulk 21 2 10 -9 12
J. Skinner 17 5 6 -4 11
J. Tlusty 21 8 2 -11 10
E. Lindholm 21 6 4 -4 10
N. Gerbe 17 2 6 2 8
A. Sekera 20 0 8 -4 8
C. Terry 17 4 3 1 7
V. Rask 21 3 2 -7 5
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 6 8 1 .907 2.61
A. Khudobin 0 4 2 .898 2.97