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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 x - MTL 76 47 21 8 200 169 102
2 x - NYR 75 47 21 7 228 177 101
3 TBL 76 46 23 7 244 198 99
4 PIT 75 41 23 11 207 188 93
5 NYI 76 44 27 5 230 211 93
6 DET 74 40 22 12 216 201 92
7 WSH 76 41 25 10 223 188 92
8 BOS 75 37 25 13 199 195 87
9 OTT 74 37 25 12 216 199 86
10 FLA 75 34 26 15 186 205 83
11 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
12 CBJ 75 36 35 4 207 232 76
13 NJD 75 31 32 12 167 192 74
14 CAR 74 28 36 10 173 202 66
15 TOR 76 28 42 6 198 244 62
16 BUF 75 20 47 8 144 254 48

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 69 21 28 -11 49
J. Faulk 74 15 32 -17 47
E. Lindholm 73 16 21 -19 37
J. Skinner 69 18 13 -21 31
V. Rask 72 11 20 -11 31
R. Nash 68 8 17 -10 25
N. Gerbe 70 7 17 -13 24
J. McClement 74 7 13 -3 20
A. Nestrasil 46 7 13 4 20
J. Staal 38 4 16 -7 20
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 20 21 5 .911 2.40
A. Khudobin 8 15 5 .903 2.62