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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES at NEW YORK ISLANDERS

Tuesday, 11.25.2003 / 4:57 PM ET / News
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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES at NEW YORK ISLANDERS
CAROLINA HURRICANES (5-9-7-0, 17 pts., 4th Southeast Division)
at
NEW YORK ISLANDERS (9-8-2-0, 20 pts., 3rd Atlantic Division)
Wednesday, Nov. 26, 7 p.m., Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, N.Y.

GAME NIGHT
On the heels of Sunday’s 0-0 tie at home against Tampa Bay, the Hurricanes travel to Long Island’s Nassau Coliseum to face the Islanders on Wednesday in the first half of their “turkey sandwich” series. Carolina will make the short journey to Philadelphia following Wednesday’s game in advance Friday’s matinee at Wachovia Center against the Flyers.

PRACTICE SCHEDULE

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.
Nov. 30 Sunday RecZone TBD
Dec. 1 Monday RBC Center 11 a.m.
Dec. 2 Tuesday RBC Center 11 a.m.
Dec. 3 Wednesday 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
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. 24, 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 passed Adam Burt (626) to move into fourth place on the Hurricanes all-time games-played list when he played in number 627 against Tampa on Sunday night.

CAROLINA AT HOME: 4-3-4-0
CAROLINA ON THE ROAD: 1-6-3-0
CAROLINA ON THE POWER PLAY: 11-of-96 (11.5%)
CAROLINA SHORTHANDED: 77-of-92 (83.7%)

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

CAROLINA / ISLANDERS NOTES
The Hurricanes and the Islanders meet for the first of four match ups during the 2003-04 season. Carolina and the Islanders meet again on Jan. 23 at the RBC Center, March 27 at Nassau Coliseum and wrap the four-game season series on April 2 in Raleigh.

The Hurricanes and Islanders split last season’s four-game set with each team winning once and losing once on home ice. Carolina scored victories against the Islanders on Oct. 30 (4-2 at RBC Center) and Dec. 28 (3-0 at Nassau Coliseum), and New York won on Oct. 22 (4-1 at Nassau Coliseum) and April 6 (2-1 at RBC Center) last season. Rod Brind’Amour (2g, 2a) and Sami Kapanen (3g, 1a) led the Hurricanes in last season’s four-game set. Carolina posts a 39-35-9-2 all-time record against the Islanders, including a 21-16-5-1 mark at home and an 18-19-4-1 record at Nassau Coliseum.

2003-04 SCORING LEADERS AND GOALTENDERS

HURRICANES*
GP G A TP
26 Cole 20 5 9 14
12 Staal 21 4 8 12
92 O'Neill 21 2 10 12
63 Vasicek 21 8 3 11
Goalies GP GAA W-L-T SV%
1 Storr 7 2.97 0-3-2 .878
80 Weekes 16 2.22 5-6-5 .914
ISLANDERS
GP G A TP
21 Czerkawski 19 11 6 17
79 Yashin 19 5 10 15
12 Kvasha 19 6 8 14
Goalies GP GAA W-L-T SV%
39 DiPietro 13 1.99 6-5-1 .918
30 Snow 7 3.24 3-3-1 .884

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