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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES vs. TAMPA BAY

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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES vs. TAMPA BAY

CAROLINA HURRICANES (4-5-4-0, 12 pts.)
vs.
TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING (8-1-1-1, 18 pts.)
Sunday, Nov. 9, 2003, 5:00 p.m. at the RBC Center



GAME NIGHT

The Carolina Hurricanes wrap up their four-game home stand Sunday as they play host to the Tampa Bay Lightning. Tonight is the Hurricanes’ fourth 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 this four-game home stand to Toronto 2-1 on Nov. 2, but rebounded with a 6-3 win Thursday against the NY Rangers and a 3-2 overtime win against Los Angeles last night.

PRACTICE SCHEDULE

Nov. 9 Sunday Healthy extras and injured 11:30 a.m.
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
Carolina is in the midst of its third set of back-to-back games after scoring a 3-2 overtime victory at home last night against Los Angeles. The Hurricanes finished their second of 17 back-to-back sets for 2003-04 with a 2-1 loss against Toronto at home on Nov. 2. The Hurricanes had fallen the previous night at Tampa Bay, 4-3. Carolina is currently 2-2-1-0 in back-to-back games, with a 1-1-1-0 record in the front halves of those sets and a 1-1-0-0 record in the back halves.

CAROLINA AT HOME: 3-2-1-0
CAROLINA ON THE ROAD: 1-3-3-0
CAROLINA ON THE POWER PLAY: 7-of-57 (12.3%)
CAROLINA SHORTHANDED: 52-of-60 (86.7%)

CAROLINA INJURY UPDATE
Right wing Erik Cole – hyperextended right elbow, Nov. 8 vs. Los Angeles
Left wing Jeff Daniels – groin, injured reserve, missed 9 games

CAROLINA / TAMPA BAY NOTES
The Hurricanes and the Lightning meet for the second of six match ups during the 2003-04 season. The teams first met eight days ago at St. Pete Times Forum, a 4-3 Lightning win. Carolina and Tampa Bay will meet twice more at St. Pete Times Forum (1/15, 3/13) and play two more games at the RBC Center (11/23, 3/10) after today’s contest.

The Hurricanes were winless against Tampa Bay in 2002-03 for the first season in franchise history, notching just three points in the five games between the teams (0-2-2-1). Ron Francis led all Hurricanes in scoring against Tampa Bay last season with three points (1g, 2a) in five points. The Hurricanes are 23-16-8-1 all-time against the Lightning, including a 15-3-5-1 home mark and a 8-13-3-0 record in Tampa.

2002-03 SCORING LEADERS AND GOALTENDERS

HURRICANES
GP G A TP
26 Cole 13 4 7 11
63 Vasicek 13 7 3 10
12 Staal 13 3 7 10
92 O'Neill 13 1 9 10
Goalies GP GAA W-L-T SV%
1 Storr 2 2.90 0-1-1 .880
80 Weekes 11 1.97 4-4-3 .926
LIGHTNING
GP G A TP
61 Stillman 11 7 6 13
4 Lecavalier 11 8 3 11
26 St. Louis 11 4 7 11
19 Richards 11 2 8 10
Goalies GP GAA W-L-T SV%
47 Grahame 3 0.77 1-1-0 .962
35 Khabibulin 9 1.97 7-1-1 .926

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 74 20 46 8 141 249 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