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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 x - MTL 76 47 21 8 200 169 102
2 x - NYR 74 47 20 7 226 172 101
3 TBL 76 46 23 7 244 198 99
4 PIT 75 41 23 11 207 188 93
5 NYI 76 44 27 5 230 211 93
6 DET 74 40 22 12 216 201 92
7 WSH 75 40 25 10 218 186 90
8 BOS 75 37 25 13 199 195 87
9 OTT 74 37 25 12 216 199 86
10 FLA 75 34 26 15 186 205 83
11 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
12 CBJ 75 36 35 4 207 232 76
13 NJD 75 31 32 12 167 192 74
14 CAR 74 28 36 10 173 202 66
15 TOR 76 28 42 6 198 244 62
16 BUF 75 20 47 8 144 254 48

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 69 21 28 -11 49
J. Faulk 74 15 32 -17 47
E. Lindholm 73 16 21 -19 37
J. Skinner 69 18 13 -21 31
V. Rask 72 11 20 -11 31
R. Nash 68 8 17 -10 25
N. Gerbe 70 7 17 -13 24
J. McClement 74 7 13 -3 20
A. Nestrasil 46 7 13 4 20
J. Staal 38 4 16 -7 20
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 20 21 5 .911 2.40
A. Khudobin 8 15 5 .903 2.62