Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES at OTTAWA
OTTAWA SENATORS (10-2-3-1, 14 pts., 5th Northeast Division)
Thursday, November 20, 2003, 7:30 p.m. at Corel Centre, Ottawa, Ont.
The Hurricanes hit the road for a back-to-back set beginning Thursday in Ottawa and concluding in Buffalo on Friday. On Tuesday, Carolina wrapped a three-game home stand by scoring a 2-2, come-from-behind tie against the Philadelphia Flyers. The Hurricanes went 1-1-1-0 in the home stand that capped a span of eight games that saw Carolina play seven contests at the RBC Center.
|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. 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)
After going 3-for-39 (7.7%) in nine October games, Carolina’s power play has gone 8-for-41 (19.5%) in its nine November contests… With his next goal scored, Ron Francis will move into a tie with Stan Mikita (541) for 20th on the NHL’s all-time goal-scoring list. Through games of Nov. 18, Francis (540 career, 4 in 2003-04) was two goals ahead of Detroit’s Brendan Shanahan (539, 6) on that list… With his next assist, Hurricanes defenseman Sean Hill will notch his 100th assist with the team.
CAROLINA AT HOME: 4-3-3-0
CAROLINA ON THE ROAD: 1-4-3-0
CAROLINA ON THE POWER PLAY: 11-of-80 (13.8%)
CAROLINA SHORTHANDED: 63-of-76 (82.9%)
CAROLINA INJURY UPDATE
Defenseman Bob Boughner – torn meniscus (cartilage, left knee), surgery 11/17, out 2-4 weeks, missed 1 game
CAROLINA / SENATORS NOTES
The Hurricanes and the Senators meet for the first of four match ups during the 2003-04 season. The teams will play two January games at the RBC Center before rounding out the season series at Corel Centre on March 20.
Last season, the Senators went unbeaten (3-0-1-0) against the Hurricanes, posting two wins at home and a win and a tie at the RBC Center. Ron Francis (2g, 3a) and Jeff O’Neill (2g, 3a) led the Hurricanes with five points each in last season’s four-game set. Carolina has gone 28-17-7-0 against the Senators all time, including a 16-6-3-0 home record and a 12-11-4-0 record in Ottawa.
2002-03 SCORING LEADERS AND GOALTENDERS