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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES vs. TAMPA BAY

Saturday, 11.8.2003 / 11:24 PM ET / 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 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
K. Versteeg 63 11 22 -6 33
E. Staal 63 10 23 -3 33
J. Nordstrom 71 10 14 1 24
A. Nestrasil 55 9 14 4 23
R. Nash 64 9 13 -5 22
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 23 17 10 .909 2.41
E. Lack 12 14 6 .901 2.81