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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 61 40 16 5 167 135 85
2 NYI 63 41 20 2 202 174 84
3 NYR 60 38 16 6 190 148 82
4 TBL 63 38 19 6 207 167 82
5 DET 60 34 15 11 176 156 79
6 PIT 61 35 17 9 176 152 79
7 WSH 63 33 20 10 184 159 76
8 BOS 61 30 22 9 161 160 69
9 FLA 61 26 22 13 145 172 65
10 PHI 62 26 25 11 164 181 63
11 OTT 59 26 23 10 167 161 62
12 NJD 62 25 27 10 139 164 60
13 CBJ 60 26 30 4 157 189 56
14 TOR 61 25 31 5 170 185 55
15 CAR 60 23 30 7 137 159 53
16 BUF 62 19 38 5 120 207 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Faulk 60 11 28 -14 39
E. Staal 55 18 18 -9 36
E. Lindholm 59 11 16 -15 27
J. Skinner 55 16 9 -15 25
R. Nash 57 7 15 -8 22
N. Gerbe 56 7 14 -11 21
V. Rask 58 8 11 -16 19
J. McClement 60 4 12 1 16
J. Staal 24 4 11 -1 15
A. Semin 36 2 12 -8 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 16 19 4 .914 2.35
A. Khudobin 7 11 3 .906 2.60