Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES at WASHINGTON
CAROLINA HURRICANES (4-5-5-0, 13 pts., 3rd Southeast Division)
WASHINGTON CAPITALS (3-11-1-0, 7 pts., 5th Southeast Division)
Wednesday, Nov. 12, 7 p.m., at MCI Center, Washington, D.C.
|Nov. 9||Sunday||Healthy extras and injured||11:30 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 Sports Net
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)
The Hurricanes begin their fourth set of back-to-back games on Wednesday at Washington before returning home to play host to Atlanta on Thursday. Carolina completed its third of 17 back-to-back sets on Sunday, scoring a 1-1 tie against the Tampa Bay Lightning at the RBC Center. The Hurricanes downed Los Angeles 3-2 in overtime on Saturday to open that back-to-back set. Carolina is currently 2-2-2-0 in back-to-back games, with a 1-1-1-0 record in the front halves of those sets and a 1-1-1-0 record in the back halves.
CAROLINA AT HOME: 3-2-2-0
CAROLINA ON THE ROAD: 1-3-3-0
CAROLINA ON THE POWER PLAY: 7-of-59 (11.9%)
CAROLINA SHORTHANDED: 52-of-61 (85.2%)
CAROLINA INJURY UPDATE
Right wing Erik Cole – hyperextended right elbow, day-to-day, missed one game
Left wing Jeff Daniels – groin, injured reserve, missed 10 games
CAROLINA / WASHINGTON NOTES
The Hurricanes and the Capitals meet for the first of six 2003-04 meetings, and the first of two games between the clubs this week as Washington travels south to Raleigh for a Saturday evening match at the RBC Center. Following this two-game set between the teams – interrupted by home meetings against Atlanta on Thursday for Carolina and against Tampa Bay on Friday for Washington – will meet four more times between Jan. 9 and Feb. 25 to round out the divisional series.
The Capitals won the 2002-03 five-game set between the clubs, 4-1-0-0. Ron Francis (3g, 0a), Josef Vasicek (2g, 1a), Jeff O’Neill (1g, 2a) and Jan Hlavac (1g, 2a) led the Hurricanes in scoring against Washington last season with three points each in the five-game set. The Hurricanes are 28-48-13-1 all-time against the Capitals, including a 15-21-9-1 home mark and a 13-27-4-0 record in Washington.
2002-03 SCORING LEADERS AND GOALTENDERS