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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES vs. WASHINGTON

Friday, 11.14.2003 / 4:17 PM / 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 MTL 64 41 18 5 172 142 87
2 NYR 63 39 17 7 197 155 85
3 NYI 65 41 21 3 207 182 85
4 TBL 65 39 20 6 213 171 84
5 DET 62 36 15 11 182 160 83
6 PIT 63 36 18 9 182 158 81
7 WSH 65 35 20 10 193 162 80
8 BOS 62 31 22 9 165 161 71
9 FLA 64 28 23 13 156 181 69
10 OTT 62 28 23 11 176 167 67
11 PHI 64 27 25 12 170 186 66
12 NJD 64 27 27 10 144 165 64
13 TOR 64 26 33 5 173 195 57
14 CBJ 63 26 33 4 163 201 56
15 CAR 62 24 31 7 144 167 55
16 BUF 64 19 40 5 123 215 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Faulk 62 12 28 -18 40
E. Staal 57 18 20 -12 38
E. Lindholm 61 11 16 -18 27
J. Skinner 57 16 10 -17 26
N. Gerbe 58 7 16 -10 23
R. Nash 59 7 15 -10 22
V. Rask 60 8 12 -16 20
J. McClement 62 6 13 3 19
J. Staal 26 4 12 -4 16
A. Nestrasil 34 4 11 4 15
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 17 20 4 .911 2.43
A. Khudobin 7 11 3 .905 2.61