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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES vs. LOS ANGELES

Friday, 11.07.2003 / 4:28 PM / News
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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES vs. LOS ANGELES

CAROLINA HURRICANES (3-5-4-0, 10 pts.)
vs.
LOS ANGELES KINGS (7-5-0-0, 14 pts.)
Saturday, Nov. 8, 2003, 7:00 p.m. at the RBC Center



GAME NIGHT

The Carolina Hurricanes continue their four-game home stand Saturday as they play host to the Los Angeles Kings. Tonight is the Hurricanes’ third game in a span that sees them play seven of eight games at home between Nov. 2 and Nov. 18. Carolina dropped the first game of its current four-game home stand to Toronto 2-1 on Nov. 2, but rebounded with a 6-3 win Thursday against the NY Rangers.

PRACTICE SCHEDULE

Nov. 8 Saturday RBC Center 10:30 a.m.
Nov. 9 Sunday none na
Nov. 10 Monday RBC Center TBD
Nov. 11 Tuesday RecZone 11 a.m.
Nov. 12 Wednesday MCI Center 11:30 a.m.
Nov. 13 Thursday RBC Center 10:30 a.m.
Nov. 14 Friday RecZone 11 a.m.
Nov. 15 Saturday RBC Center 10:30 a.m.
Nov. 16 Sunday RBC Center TBD
Nov. 17 Monday RBC Center 11 a.m.
Nov. 18 Tuesday RBC Center 10:30 a.m.
Nov. 19 Wednesday RBC Center 11 a.m.
Nov. 20 Thursday Corel Centre 11:30 a.m.

ON THE AIR
Television: Fox-DT
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 four of the Hurricanes’ last five games (10/28-11/6: 6g, 0a) and currently leads the team in goals (7), power-play goals (3) and points (10). Winger Jeff O’Neill leads the team with eight assists and ranks third on the team with nine points (1g, 8a). O’Neill (10/23-11/6: 1g, 8a) and rookie center Eric Staal (10/23-11/6: 2g, 6a) have assists in six of the last seven games.

MILESTONE WATCH
Defenseman Sean Hill will play his 300th Hurricanes game with his next game played.

CAROLINA AT HOME: 2-2-1-0
CAROLINA ON THE ROAD: 1-3-3-0
CAROLINA ON THE POWER PLAY: 5-of-55 (9.1%)
CAROLINA SHORTHANDED: 45-of-52 (86.5%)

CAROLINA INJURY UPDATE
Left wing Jeff Daniels – groin, injured reserve, missed 8 games

CAROLINA / LOS ANGELES NOTES
The Hurricanes and the Kings meet for the first and only time during the 2003-04 season on Saturday at the RBC Center. The teams played a unique two-game set in 2002-03 with the Kings scoring a season-high eight goals against Carolina at Los Angeles on Feb. 7, and the teams skating to a 0-0 tie at the RBC Center on March 15. Josef Vasicek led the Hurricanes with a goal and an assist (2 points) in last year’s two-game set. The Hurricanes are 24-28-8-0 all time against the Kings, including a 14-11-5-0 home mark and a 10-17-3-0 road record.

2002-03 SCORING LEADERS AND GOALTENDERS

HURRICANES
GP G A TP
63 Vasicek 12 7 3 10
26 Cole 12 4 6 10
92 O'Neill 12 1 9 10
12 Staal 12 2 6 8
17 Brind'Amour 12 1 5 6
Goalies GP GAA W-L-T SV%
1 Storr 2 2.90 0-1-1 .880
80 Weekes 10 1.96 3-4-3 .920
KINGS
GP G A TP
33 Palffy 12 4 14 18
20 Robitaille 12 4 9 13
17 Visnovsky 12 4 8 12
7 Armstront 12 5 3 8
Goalies GP GAA W-L-T SV%
32 Cechmanek 10 2.31 6-4-0 .912
35 Huet 3 2.03 1-1-0 .906

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