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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES at WASHINGTON

Tuesday, 11.11.2003 / 3:12 PM / News
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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES at WASHINGTON

CAROLINA HURRICANES (4-5-5-0, 13 pts., 3rd Southeast Division)
at
WASHINGTON CAPITALS (3-11-1-0, 7 pts., 5th Southeast Division)
Wednesday, Nov. 12, 7 p.m., at MCI Center, Washington, D.C.



GAME NIGHT

The Carolina Hurricanes hit the road for one game, Wednesday at MCI Center against division rival Washington. The road game is the lone interruption in a span that sees the Hurricanes play seven of eight games at home between Nov. 2 and Nov. 18. Carolina wrapped up a four-game home stand with a 1-1 tie against Tampa Bay on Sunday. The Hurricanes dropped the first game of the home stand to Toronto 2-1 on Nov. 2, but rebounded with wins on Nov. 6 against the NY Rangers (6-3) and Nov. 8 against Los Angeles (3-2 in OT).

PRACTICE SCHEDULE

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)
Internet: www.nhl.com

CAROLINA NOTES
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

HURRICANES
GP G A TP
26 Cole 13 4 7 11
63 Vasicek 14 7 3 10
12 Staal 14 3 7 10
92 O'Neill 14 1 9 10
Goalies GP GAA W-L-T SV%
1 Storr 3 2.22 0-1-2 .908
80 Weekes 11 1.96 4-4-3 .923
CAPITALS
GP G A TP
620 Lang 15 7 10 17
55 Gonchar 15 1 11 12
66 Jagr 15 4 6 10
9 Zubrus 5 4 3 7
Goalies GP GAA W-L-T SV%
35 Charpentier 2 4.05 0-1-0 .884
37 Kolzig 14 2.99 3-10-1 .890

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 TBL 48 30 14 4 156 127 64
2 NYI 46 31 14 1 151 129 63
3 DET 47 27 11 9 139 119 63
4 MTL 45 29 13 3 123 106 61
5 PIT 46 26 12 8 138 117 60
6 NYR 44 27 13 4 134 106 58
7 WSH 46 24 13 9 137 120 57
8 BOS 48 25 16 7 126 121 57
9 FLA 44 20 14 10 107 122 50
10 OTT 46 19 18 9 126 128 47
11 TOR 48 22 23 3 142 150 47
12 PHI 48 19 22 7 130 146 45
13 CBJ 45 20 22 3 113 142 43
14 NJD 47 17 22 8 107 134 42
15 CAR 46 16 25 5 98 120 37
16 BUF 47 14 30 3 89 167 31

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 41 15 13 -8 28
J. Faulk 46 8 18 -14 26
J. Skinner 41 10 9 -7 19
E. Lindholm 46 9 10 -10 19
R. Nash 46 7 12 -4 19
J. Tlusty 39 11 7 -12 18
N. Gerbe 42 4 13 -2 17
V. Rask 46 6 9 -9 15
A. Sekera 44 1 14 -8 15
C. Terry 33 6 3 -3 9
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Khudobin 5 8 2 .916 2.32
C. Ward 11 17 3 .911 2.45