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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES at BUFFALO

Thursday, 11.20.2003 / 4:49 PM ET / News
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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES at BUFFALO
CAROLINA HURRICANES (5-7-6-0, 16 pts., 3rd Southeast Division *)
at
BUFFALO SABRES (8-8-2-1, 19 pts., 3rd Northeast Division)
Friday, November 21, 2003, 8 p.m. at HSBC Arena, Buffalo, N.Y.
* All Hurricanes team and individual statistics prior to Thursday’s game at Ottawa

GAME NIGHT
The Hurricanes play their second game of a Northeast-Division back-to-back set as they skate into Buffalo’s HSBC Arena. The game marks the conclusion of Carolina’s fifth back-to-back set of 2003-04 that begins Thursday night in Ottawa. The Sabres have won just once it their last five games (1-2-1-1), a 2-1 win on Monday at Ottawa.

PRACTICE SCHEDULE

 

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
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 (14) 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 (9), penalty minutes (30) and plus/minus rating (+4) in Carolina’s first 18 games… 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. 19, 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 Glen Wesley – shoulder contusion, day-to-day
Defenseman Bob Boughner – torn meniscus (cartilage, left knee), surgery 11/17, out 2-4 weeks, missed 1 game

CAROLINA / SABRES NOTES
The Hurricanes and the Sabres meet for the first of four match ups during the 2003-04 season. The teams will play a home-and-home set in late December before concluding the season series at the RBC Center on Jan. 25.

Last season, the Sabres took two of the team’s four match ups, and earned a point in an overtime loss to Carolina on March 12. Miroslav Satan led all scorers in last season’s series with five points (3g, 2a). Rod Brind’Amour (1g, 2a), Ron Francis (1g, 2a), Bruno St. Jacques (0g, 3a) and Bates Battaglia (1g, 2a) led the Hurricanes with three points each in the four 2002-03 games. Carolina posts a 55-77-18-1 all-time mark against the Sabres, including a 31-34-11-0 home record and a 24-43-7-1 mark in Buffalo.

2002-03 SCORING LEADERS AND GOALTENDERS

HURRICANES*
GP G A TP
26 Cole 17 5 9 14
92 O'Neill 18 2 10 12
63 Vasicek 18 8 3 11
12 Staal 18 4 7 11
Goalies GP GAA W-L-T SV%
1 Storr 5 2.72 0-2-2 .892
80 Weekes 14 2.07 5-5-4 .921
SABRES
GP G A TP
48 Briere 19 5 8 13
23 Drury 19 3 10 13
17 Dumont 19 4 8 12
24 Pyatt 19 6 4 10
Goalies GP GAA W-L-T SV%
43 Biron 12 2.78 5-4-2 .904
35 Noronen 8 2.01 3-3-0 .918

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 248 187 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 214 184 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 259 206 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 237 199 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 245 224 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 231 211 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 232 208 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 217 204 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 209 201 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 198 213 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 227 248 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 212 223 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 176 209 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 183 219 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 206 257 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 153 269 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 77 23 31 -13 54
J. Faulk 82 15 34 -19 49
E. Lindholm 81 17 22 -23 39
V. Rask 80 11 22 -14 33
J. Skinner 77 18 13 -24 31
N. Gerbe 78 10 18 -14 28
R. Nash 68 8 17 -10 25
J. Staal 46 6 18 -6 24
J. Liles 57 2 20 -9 22
J. McClement 82 7 14 -7 21
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 22 24 5 .910 2.40
A. Khudobin 8 17 6 .900 2.72