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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES vs. WASHINGTON

Friday, 11.14.2003 / 4:17 PM / News
Carolina Hurricanes

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
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SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

[SSS_STANDINGS.METROPOLITAN_DIVISION_LABEL]
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
2 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
3 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
4 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
5 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
6 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
7 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
8 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 79 21 40 -13 61
J. Skinner 71 33 21 -14 54
A. Sekera 74 11 33 4 44
A. Semin 65 22 20 1 42
J. Staal 82 15 25 2 40
J. Faulk 76 5 27 -9 32
N. Gerbe 81 16 15 -6 31
J. Tlusty 68 16 14 2 30
R. Nash 73 10 14 0 24
P. Dwyer 75 8 14 -2 22
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Khudobin 19 14 1 .926 2.30
C. Ward 10 12 6 .898 3.06
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