Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES vs. NASHVILLE
NASHVILLE PREDATORS (12-10-1-0, 25 pts., 3rd Central Division)
Wednesday, Dec. 3, 7 p.m., RBC Center, Raleigh, N.C.
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
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)
|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 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