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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 x - NYR 73 47 19 7 224 168 101
2 MTL 75 46 21 8 197 167 100
3 TBL 75 46 22 7 244 194 99
4 NYI 75 44 26 5 228 208 93
5 PIT 74 40 23 11 204 186 91
6 DET 73 39 22 12 212 201 90
7 WSH 74 40 24 10 215 182 90
8 OTT 73 37 25 11 213 195 85
9 BOS 74 36 25 13 195 193 85
10 FLA 74 34 26 14 184 202 82
11 PHI 75 30 29 16 196 216 76
12 NJD 74 31 31 12 166 189 74
13 CBJ 73 34 35 4 198 228 72
14 CAR 73 27 36 10 170 201 64
15 TOR 75 27 42 6 194 241 60
16 BUF 74 20 46 8 141 249 48

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 68 20 27 -13 47
J. Faulk 73 14 32 -18 46
E. Lindholm 72 16 20 -21 36
J. Skinner 68 18 12 -22 30
V. Rask 71 11 19 -12 30
R. Nash 67 8 17 -10 25
N. Gerbe 69 7 17 -13 24
J. McClement 73 7 13 -3 20
A. Nestrasil 45 7 13 4 20
J. Staal 37 4 15 -9 19
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 19 21 5 .910 2.43
A. Khudobin 8 15 5 .903 2.62