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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES vs. TAMPA BAY

Saturday, 11.22.2003 / 3:27 PM ET / News
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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES vs. TAMPA BAY
CAROLINA HURRICANES (5-9-6-0, 16 pts., 3rd Southeast Division)
vs.
TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING (10-2-2-1, 23 pts., 2nd Southeast Division)
Sunday, November 23, 2003, 7:30 p.m. at RBC Center, Raleigh, N.C.
* All Lightning team and individual statistics prior to Saturday’s game vs. Buffalo

GAME NIGHT
The Hurricanes return to the RBC Center on Sunday evening to face division rival Tampa Bay at 7:30 p.m. The game marks the third meeting between the teams this month, as they reach the midpoint of their six-game season series. The Hurricanes have lost just once in their last six home games (11/6-11/15: 3-1-2-0).

PRACTICE SCHEDULE

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: none
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
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. 21, Francis (540 career, 4 in 2003-04) was one goal 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… Winger Jeff O’Neill will pass Adam Burt (626) and move into fourth place on the Hurricanes all-time games-played list with his next game played.

CAROLINA AT HOME: 4-3-3-0
CAROLINA ON THE ROAD: 1-5-3-0
CAROLINA ON THE POWER PLAY: 11-of-90 (12.2%)*
CAROLINA SHORTHANDED: 73-of-88 (83.0%)*

CAROLINA INJURY UPDATE
Defenseman Glen Wesley – shoulder contusion, Nov. 18 vs. PHI, missed 2 games
Defenseman Bob Boughner – torn meniscus (cartilage, left knee), surgery 11/17, out 2-4 weeks, missed 3 games

CAROLINA / LIGHTNING NOTES
The Hurricanes and the Lightning meet for the third of six match ups during the 2003-04 season. The teams first met on Nov. 1 at St. Pete Times Forum, a 4-3 Lightning win, and skated to a 1-1 tie eight days later in Raleigh. Carolina and Tampa Bay will meet twice more at St. Pete Times Forum (1/15, 3/13) and have one game remaining at the RBC Center (3/10) after today’s contest.

The Hurricanes were winless against Tampa Bay in 2002-03 for the first season in franchise history, notching just three points in the five games between the teams (0-2-2-1). Ron Francis led all Hurricanes in scoring against Tampa Bay last season with three points (1g, 2a) in five games. The Hurricanes are 23-16-9-1 all-time against the Lightning, including a 15-3-6-1 home mark and a 8-13-3-0 record in Tampa.

2003-04 SCORING LEADERS AND GOALTENDERS

HURRICANES*
GP G A TP
26 Cole 19 5 9 14
12 Staal 20 4 8 12
92 O'Neill 20 2 10 12
63 Vasicek 20 8 3 11
Goalies GP GAA W-L-T SV%
1 Storr 7 2.97 0-3-2 .878
80 Weekes 15 2.38 5-6-4 .910
LIGHTNING
GP G A TP
61 Stillman 15 10 6 16
26 St. Louis 15 5 10 15
4 Lecavalier 15 9 5 14
19 Richards 15 3 9 12
Goalies GP GAA W-L-T SV%
47 Grahame 5 1.07 2-1-1 .956
35 Khabibulin 11 2.17 8-2-1 .920

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 252 192 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 221 189 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 262 211 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 242 203 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 252 230 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 235 221 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 238 215 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 221 210 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 213 211 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 206 223 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 236 250 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 215 234 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 181 216 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 188 226 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 211 262 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 161 274 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