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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES vs. NASHVILLE

Tuesday, 12.2.2003 / 3:58 PM ET / News
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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES vs. NASHVILLE
CAROLINA HURRICANES (7-10-7-0, 21 pts., 4th Southeast Division)
vs.
NASHVILLE PREDATORS (12-10-1-0, 25 pts., 3rd Central Division)
Wednesday, Dec. 3, 7 p.m., RBC Center, Raleigh, N.C.

GAME NIGHT
The Carolina Hurricanes play host to the Nashville Predators on Wednesday in the second game of a three-game home stand. The Hurricanes won the first game of their home stand on Saturday, downing the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 behind Radim Vrbata’s second career hat trick. Following Wednesday’s game against Nashville, the Hurricanes host Montreal on Friday before departing on a four-game, nine-day road trip through Canada.

ON THE AIR
Television: Fox-DT
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

Dec. 3 Wednesday RBC Center 10:30 a.m.
Dec. 4 Thursday RecZone 11 a.m.
Dec. 5 Friday RBC Center 10:30 a.m.

CAROLINA NOTES
Carolina is 5-3-4-0 at the RBC Center this season and has lost just once in its last eight home games (11/6-11/29: 4-1-3-0)… The Hurricanes are 2-0-0-0 against Western Conference teams in 2003-04, and play four of their next six games against Western Conference opponents, including Wednesday’s game against Nashville…

CAROLINA AT HOME: 5-3-4-0
CAROLINA ON THE ROAD: 2-7-3-0
CAROLINA ON THE POWER PLAY: 14-of-114 (12.3%)
CAROLINA SHORTHANDED: 87-of-105 (82.9%)

CAROLINA INJURY UPDATE
Defenseman Glen Wesley – Injured Reserve - shoulder contusion, Nov. 18 vs. PHI, missed 6 games

CAROLINA / PREDATORS NOTES
The Hurricanes and the Predators meet for the first and only time during 2003-04, Wednesday night at the RBC Center. The teams met exactly one year ago today, in their lone 2002-03 match up, a 2-1 Hurricanes victory at Gaylord Entertainment Center. Erik Cole scored the game-winning goal that night, breaking a 1-1 tie with 8:33 remaining in regulation. The Hurricanes are 3-4-1-0 all-time against Nashville, including a 2-1-1-0 home mark and 1-3-0-0 road record.

2003-04 SCORING LEADERS AND GOALTENDERS

HURRICANES
GP G A TP
26 Cole 23 5 11 16
92 O'Neill 24 2 12 14
12 Staal 24 5 8 13
63 Vasicek 24 9 4 13
Goalies GP GAA W-L-T SV%
1 Storr 7 2.97 0-3-2 .878
80 Weekes 19 2.18 7-7-5 .916
PREDATORS
GP G A TP
3 Zidlicky 23 5 11 16
33 Orszagh 23 8 7 15
11 Legwand 23 5 10 15
17 Hartnell 23 7 7 14
Goalies GP GAA W-L-T SV%
29 Vokoun 21 2.37 12-8-1 .915
30 Mason 4 3.21 0-2-0 .905

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
J. Nordstrom 71 10 14 1 24
A. Nestrasil 55 9 14 4 23
R. Nash 64 9 13 -5 22
N. Hanifin 79 4 18 -14 22
J. Slavin 63 2 18 1 20
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 23 17 10 .909 2.41
E. Lack 12 14 6 .901 2.81