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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES vs. PHILADELPHIA

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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES vs. PHILADELPHIA

CAROLINA HURRICANES (5-7-5-0, 15 pts., 4th Southeast Division)
vs.
PHILADELPHIA FLYERS (10-2-3-1, 14 pts., 1st Atlantic Division)
Tuesday, November 18, 2003, 7 p.m. at RBC Center



GAME NIGHT

On Tuesday, the Hurricanes play host to the Philadelphia Flyers in the final game of a three game home stand, and a span that sees Carolina play seven of eight at the RBC Center. The Hurricanes have lost just once in their last five home games (11/6-11/15: 3-1-1-0).

PRACTICE SCHEDULE

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.
Nov. 21 Friday HSBC Arena 11:30 a.m.
Nov. 22 Saturday RecZone 11:45 a.m.
Nov. 23 Sunday RBC Center 10:45 a.m.
Nov. 24 Monday RBC Center TBD
Nov. 25 Tuesday RecZone 11 a.m.
Nov. 26 Wednesday Nassau Coliseum 11:30 a.m.
Nov. 27 Thursday Wachovia Center TBD
Nov. 28 Friday none  
Nov. 29 Saturday RBC Center 10:30 a.m.

ON THE AIR
Television: Fox Sports Net (NC & SC)
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
On Nov. 17, Hurricanes left wing Jeff Daniels, a.k.a. “The Veteran,” announced his retirement as a player. Subsequently, President and General Manager Jim Rutherford appointed Daniels to a player/prospect development position in Carolina’s front office. Daniels played in 425 NHL games in 12 NHL seasons during his 15-year professional playing career. A key part of the penalty-killing unit during his six Hurricanes seasons, Daniels totaled 20 points (8g, 12a) in 272 games with Carolina. He was drafted by Pittsburgh in the sixth round of the 1986 draft, and has his name on the Stanley Cup as a member of the 1991-92 Penguins.

CAROLINA AT HOME: 4-3-2-0
CAROLINA ON THE ROAD: 1-4-3-0
CAROLINA ON THE POWER PLAY: 10-of-78 (12.8%)
CAROLINA SHORTHANDED: 62-of-75 (82.7%)

CAROLINA INJURY UPDATE
The Hurricanes have no injuries to report.

CAROLINA / PHILADELPHIA NOTES
The Hurricanes and the Flyers meet for the second of four match ups during the 2003-04 season. The teams skated to a 4-4 tie on Oct. 25 at Wachovia center to open the season series. Niclas Wallin (2g, 0a) and Radim Vrbata (1g, 1a) led the Hurricanes in the first match up between the teams with two points each.

Last season, the Hurricanes and the Flyers went to overtime in three of their four meetings. Philadelphia scored an overtime victory on Nov. 5 at the RBC Center, and the teams’ other two overtime games – Nov. 15 and Feb. 15 – ended tied. The Flyers won the only game to end in regulation in 2002-03, March 13 in Raleigh, by a score of 5-3. Jeff O’Neill led all Hurricanes scorers against the Flyers in last season’s four-game set with two goals and two assists. Carolina is 22-46-13-3 all-time against Philadelphia, including a 13-20-8-1 home record and a 9-26-5-2 road mark.

2002-03 SCORING LEADERS AND GOALTENDERS

HURRICANES
GP G A TP
26 Cole 16 5 8 13
63 Vasicek 17 8 3 11
12 Staal 17 4 7 11
92 O'Neill 17 1 10 11
Goalies GP GAA W-L-T SV%
1 Storr 5 2.72 0-2-2 .892
80 Weekes 13 2.08 5-5-3 .917
FLYERS
GP G A TP
97 Roenick 16 8 9 17
8 Recchi 16 6 9 15
11 Amonte 16 6 9 15
14 Williams 16 4 9 13
Goalies GP GAA W-L-T SV%
33 Hackett 9 1.85 5-2-2 .924
42 Esche 7 1.97 5-1-1 .918
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