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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES vs. WASHINGTON

Friday, 11.14.2003 / 4:17 PM ET / News
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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES vs. WASHINGTON

CAROLINA HURRICANES (5-6-5-0, 15 pts.)
vs.
WASHINGTON CAPITALS (4-11-1-0, 9 pts.)*
Saturday, Nov. 15, 2003, 7:00 p.m. at the RBC Center
* Statistics prior to Washington’s home game against Tampa Bay, Nov. 14*



GAME NIGHT

On Saturday, the Hurricanes play host to the Washington Capitals in the second game of a three game home stand, and the seventh game in a span that sees Carolina play seven of eight at the RBC Center. The Hurricanes look to build on the momentum of Thursday’s 5-1 victory against Atlanta, a win that followed a 7-1 loss in Washington on Wednesday. The Hurricanes have gone unbeaten in their last four home games (11/6-11/13: 3-0-1-0) since falling 2-1 to Toronto on Nov. 2.

PRACTICE SCHEDULE

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
Hurricanes winger Erik Cole currently leads the team in points (13) and power-play points (8) despite missing one game (11/9) due to an elbow injury. The 25-year-old also ranks second on the team in goals (5), assists (8) and penalty minutes (30), and is tied for second on the team with a plus-3 plus/minus rating in Carolina’s first 16 games.

CAROLINA AT HOME: 4-2-2-0
CAROLINA ON THE ROAD: 1-4-3-0
CAROLINA ON THE POWER PLAY: 10-of-73 (13.7%)
CAROLINA SHORTHANDED: 61-of-72 (84.7%)

CAROLINA INJURY UPDATE
Left wing Jeff Daniels – groin, injured reserve, missed 12 games

CAROLINA / WASHINGTON NOTES
The Hurricanes and the Capitals meet for the second time this week and second of six 2003-04 meetings. The Capitals downed the Hurricanes 7-1 behind Robert Lang’s first career hat trick at MCI Center on Nov. 12 to open the six-game divisional series. Following tonight’s game, the teams will meet four 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 15 5 8 13
63 Vasicek 16 8 3 11
92 O'Neill 16 1 10 11
12 Staal 16 3 7 10
Goalies GP GAA W-L-T SV%
1 Storr 4 2.91 0-1-2 .890
80 Weekes 13 2.08 5-5-3 .917
CAPITALS
GP G A TP
620 Lang 16 10 11 21
55 Gonchar 16 1 13 14
66 Jagr 16 4 8 12
9 Zubrus 16 6 4 10
Goalies GP GAA W-L-T SV%
35 Charpentier 2 4.05 0-1-0 .884
37 Kolzig 15 2.85 4-10-1 .896

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