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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES at PHILADELPHIA

Thursday, 11.27.2003 / 9:02 PM ET / News
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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES at PHILADELPHIA
CAROLINA HURRICANES (6-9-7-0, 19 pts., 4th Southeast Division)
at
PHILADELPHIA FLYERS (12-2-5-1, 30 pts., 1st Atlantic Division)
Friday, Nov. 28, 1 p.m., Wachovia Center, Philadelphia, PA

GAME NIGHT
The Carolina Hurricanes carry a two-game shutout streak into Friday’s matinee match-up against the Flyers at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia. The game marks the second half of the team’s “turkey sandwich” series, as the Hurricanes defeated the New York Islanders on the eve of Thanksgiving, 2-0 at Nassau Coliseum. Following Friday’s game, the Hurricanes return home to face the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night at the RBC Center.

Goaltender Kevin Weekes recorded his second consecutive shutout for the second time this season with the 2-0 blanking of the Islanders on Wednesday. Including Sunday’s 0-0 tie with the Lightning and a portion of the game in Ottawa, Weekes’ shutout streak now stands at 128:19. Weekes set a career-high for shutout sequence earlier this season with a stretch of 183:16, from Oct. 22-30. The streak included shutouts on Oct. 23 at Boston (2-0) and Oct. 28 against San Jose (3-0). The regular-season franchise shutout sequence record is 219:21, set by Trevor Kidd from March 28-April 8, 1998.

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

PRACTICE SCHEDULE

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.

CAROLINA NOTES
Winger Erik Cole currently leads the team with 14 points (5g, 9a), despite missing one game (11/9) due to an elbow injury. Forward Josef Vasicek currently leads the team in goals (9), power-play goals (5) and ranks tied for third in points (12). Jeff O’Neill leads the team with 11 assists and ranks second on the team with 13 points (2g, 11a). Rookie centerman Eric Staal ranks tied for third among Carolina skaters with 12 points and ranks tied for third on the team with eight assists.

CAROLINA AT HOME: 4-3-4-0
CAROLINA ON THE ROAD: 2-6-3-0
CAROLINA ON THE POWER PLAY: 12-of-102 (11.8%)
CAROLINA SHORTHANDED: 79-of-94 (84.0%)

CAROLINA INJURY UPDATE
Defenseman Glen Wesley – Injured Reserve - shoulder contusion, Nov. 18 vs. PHI, missed 3 games
Defenseman Aaron Ward – upper body injury, missed 1 game

CAROLINA / FLYERS NOTES
The Hurricanes and the Flyers meet for the third of four match-ups during the 2003-04 season. The teams skated to a 4-4 tie on Oct. 25 at Wachovia Center to open the season series and tied again on Nov. 18 in Raleigh, 2-2. Niclas Wallin (3g, 0a) leads all scorers in this year’s season series.

Last season, the Hurricanes and the Flyers went to overtime in three of their four meetings. Philadelphia scored an overtime victory on Nov. 5 at the RBC Center, and the teams’ other two overtime games – Nov. 15 and Feb. 15 – ended tied. The Flyers won the only game to end in regulation in 2002-03, March 13 in Raleigh, by a score of 5-3. Jeff O’Neill led all Hurricanes scorers against the Flyers in last season’s four-game set with two goals and two assists. Carolina is 22-46-14-3 all-time against Philadelphia, including a 13-20-9-1 home record and a 9-26-5-2 road mark.

Oct. 25, 2003: Hurricanes 4, Flyers 4 (OT)
Defenseman Niclas Wallin scored two goals and earned second-star honors, and defenseman Danny Markov and winger Radim Vrbata notched their first markers of the season en route to a 4-4 tie at Philadelphia. Jeremy Roenick and Michal Handzus nullified a 2-0 Carolina lead in the second period, and Eric Chouinard and Mark Recchi spoiled the Hurricanes’ subsequent one-goal leads in the third stanza. Jamie Storr earned the tie in his first start in the Carolina net, and made 28 saves in the 65-minute tilt.

Nov. 18, 2003: Hurricanes 2, Philadelphia 2 (OT)
Carolina scored a come-from-behind tie on goals by Jeff O’Neill and Niclas Wallin in the final 9:58 of regulation. Netminder Kevin Weekes made a season-high 41 saves, including five in overtime, to earn first star honors. Center Rod Brind’Amour earned the first assist on both Hurricanes goals and Erik Cole earned his team-leading 14th point with the second assist on Wallin’s marker.

2003-04 SCORING LEADERS AND GOALTENDERS

HURRICANES
GP G A TP
26 Cole 21 5 9 14
92 O'Neill 22 2 11 13
12 Staal 22 4 8 12
63 Vasicek 22 9 3 12
Goalies GP GAA W-L-T SV%
1 Storr 7 2.97 0-3-2 .878
80 Weekes 17 2.09 6-6-5 .920
FLYERS
GP G A TP
97 Roenick 20 8 12 20
8 Recchi 20 9 10 19
11 Amonte 20 7 11 18
14 Williams 20 5 10 15
Goalies GP GAA W-L-T SV%
33 Hackett 11 1.88 6-2-3 .925
42 Esche 9 1.74 6-1-2 .920

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Skinner 82 28 23 -2 51
V. Rask 80 21 27 -6 48
J. Staal 82 20 28 6 48
E. Lindholm 82 11 28 -23 39
J. Faulk 64 16 21 -22 37
K. Versteeg 63 11 22 -6 33
E. Staal 63 10 23 -3 33
J. Nordstrom 71 10 14 1 24
A. Nestrasil 55 9 14 4 23
R. Nash 64 9 13 -5 22
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 23 17 10 .909 2.41
E. Lack 12 14 6 .901 2.81