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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES vs. TAMPA BAY

Saturday, 11.08.2003 / 11:24 PM / News
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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 MTL 22 16 5 1 61 52 33
2 TBL 22 14 6 2 77 60 30
3 PIT 19 13 4 2 69 44 28
4 NYI 20 14 6 0 68 57 28
5 BOS 22 13 9 0 57 54 26
6 DET 20 10 5 5 55 49 25
7 TOR 21 11 8 2 67 63 24
8 OTT 19 9 6 4 52 50 22
9 WSH 20 9 8 3 56 54 21
10 NJD 21 9 9 3 53 61 21
11 FLA 18 7 5 6 40 47 20
12 NYR 19 8 7 4 52 58 20
13 PHI 19 8 9 2 57 60 18
14 CAR 20 6 11 3 48 62 15
15 CBJ 20 6 12 2 49 72 14
16 BUF 21 6 13 2 36 70 14

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Nash 20 4 11 1 15
E. Staal 15 6 7 -6 13
J. Faulk 20 2 10 -8 12
J. Skinner 16 5 6 -4 11
J. Tlusty 20 8 2 -11 10
E. Lindholm 20 6 4 -3 10
N. Gerbe 16 2 6 3 8
A. Sekera 19 0 8 -3 8
C. Terry 17 4 3 1 7
V. Rask 20 3 2 -7 5
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 6 7 1 .903 2.71
A. Khudobin 0 4 2 .898 2.97