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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES vs. NASHVILLE

Tuesday, 12.02.2003 / 3:58 PM / 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 MTL 61 40 16 5 167 135 85
2 NYR 60 38 16 6 190 148 82
3 NYI 62 40 20 2 200 173 82
4 TBL 62 37 19 6 203 167 80
5 DET 60 34 15 11 176 156 79
6 PIT 61 35 17 9 176 152 79
7 WSH 62 33 19 10 184 156 76
8 BOS 60 29 22 9 158 158 67
9 FLA 61 26 22 13 145 172 65
10 PHI 62 26 25 11 164 181 63
11 OTT 59 26 23 10 167 161 62
12 NJD 61 25 27 9 137 161 59
13 CBJ 60 26 30 4 157 189 56
14 TOR 61 25 31 5 170 185 55
15 CAR 59 22 30 7 134 159 51
16 BUF 62 19 38 5 120 207 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Faulk 59 11 27 -16 38
E. Staal 54 18 18 -9 36
E. Lindholm 58 11 15 -16 26
J. Skinner 54 15 9 -16 24
R. Nash 56 7 14 -9 21
N. Gerbe 55 6 14 -13 20
A. Sekera 57 2 17 -7 19
V. Rask 57 8 10 -18 18
J. McClement 59 4 12 1 16
J. Staal 23 4 11 -1 15
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 16 19 4 .914 2.35
A. Khudobin 6 11 3 .901 2.73