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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES vs. NY RANGERS

Wednesday, 11.5.2003 / 1:00 PM ET / News
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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 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
J. Nordstrom 71 10 14 1 24
A. Nestrasil 55 9 14 4 23
R. Nash 64 9 13 -5 22
N. Hanifin 79 4 18 -14 22
J. Slavin 63 2 18 1 20
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 23 17 10 .909 2.41
E. Lack 12 14 6 .901 2.81