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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 - NYR 82 53 22 7 252 192 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 221 189 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 262 211 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 242 203 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 252 230 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 235 221 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 238 215 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 221 210 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 213 211 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 206 223 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 236 250 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 215 234 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 181 216 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 188 226 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 211 262 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 161 274 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 77 23 31 -13 54
J. Faulk 82 15 34 -19 49
E. Lindholm 81 17 22 -23 39
V. Rask 80 11 22 -14 33
J. Skinner 77 18 13 -24 31
N. Gerbe 78 10 18 -14 28
R. Nash 68 8 17 -10 25
J. Staal 46 6 18 -6 24
J. Liles 57 2 20 -9 22
J. McClement 82 7 14 -7 21
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 22 24 5 .910 2.40
A. Khudobin 8 17 6 .900 2.72