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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES vs. NY RANGERS

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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES vs. NY RANGERS

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 x - MTL 76 47 21 8 200 169 102
2 x - NYR 74 47 20 7 226 172 101
3 TBL 76 46 23 7 244 198 99
4 PIT 75 41 23 11 207 188 93
5 NYI 76 44 27 5 230 211 93
6 DET 74 40 22 12 216 201 92
7 WSH 75 40 25 10 218 186 90
8 BOS 75 37 25 13 199 195 87
9 OTT 74 37 25 12 216 199 86
10 FLA 75 34 26 15 186 205 83
11 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
12 CBJ 75 36 35 4 207 232 76
13 NJD 75 31 32 12 167 192 74
14 CAR 74 28 36 10 173 202 66
15 TOR 76 28 42 6 198 244 62
16 BUF 75 20 47 8 144 254 48

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 69 21 28 -11 49
J. Faulk 74 15 32 -17 47
E. Lindholm 73 16 21 -19 37
J. Skinner 69 18 13 -21 31
V. Rask 72 11 20 -11 31
R. Nash 68 8 17 -10 25
N. Gerbe 70 7 17 -13 24
J. McClement 74 7 13 -3 20
A. Nestrasil 46 7 13 4 20
J. Staal 38 4 16 -7 20
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 20 21 5 .911 2.40
A. Khudobin 8 15 5 .903 2.62