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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
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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 53 40 9 4 175 120 84
2 FLA 54 32 16 6 150 122 70
3 NYR 54 31 18 5 153 135 67
4 NYI 53 29 18 6 150 131 64
5 DET 54 28 18 8 136 132 64
6 BOS 54 29 19 6 159 148 64
7 TBL 53 29 20 4 140 127 62
8 PIT 53 27 19 7 138 135 61
9 NJD 55 27 21 7 122 123 61
10 MTL 55 27 24 4 147 145 58
11 PHI 53 24 20 9 127 138 57
12 CAR 54 24 21 9 130 142 57
13 OTT 56 25 25 6 157 173 56
14 CBJ 56 22 28 6 140 173 50
15 BUF 55 21 28 6 125 151 48
16 TOR 53 19 25 9 122 149 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Faulk 54 15 19 -13 34
J. Skinner 54 19 12 -3 31
V. Rask 52 12 19 0 31
J. Staal 54 12 19 8 31
K. Versteeg 53 10 21 1 31
E. Staal 54 9 21 0 30
E. Lindholm 54 8 16 -9 24
A. Nestrasil 47 7 12 0 19
J. Nordstrom 43 5 9 2 14
R. Hainsey 54 3 11 -11 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 15 11 6 .908 2.38
E. Lack 9 10 3 .901 2.74
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