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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES at WASHINGTON

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

CAROLINA HURRICANES (4-5-5-0, 13 pts., 3rd Southeast Division)
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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 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 252 192 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 221 189 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 262 211 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 242 203 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 252 230 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 235 221 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 238 215 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 221 210 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 213 211 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 206 223 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 236 250 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 215 234 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 181 216 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 188 226 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 211 262 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 161 274 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 77 23 31 -13 54
J. Faulk 82 15 34 -19 49
E. Lindholm 81 17 22 -23 39
V. Rask 80 11 22 -14 33
J. Skinner 77 18 13 -24 31
N. Gerbe 78 10 18 -14 28
R. Nash 68 8 17 -10 25
J. Staal 46 6 18 -6 24
J. Liles 57 2 20 -9 22
J. McClement 82 7 14 -7 21
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 22 24 5 .910 2.40
A. Khudobin 8 17 6 .900 2.72