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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES vs. MONTREAL

Thursday, 12.04.2003 / 5:08 PM / News
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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES vs. MONTREAL
CAROLINA HURRICANES (7-10-7-1, 22 pts., 3rd Southeast Division)
vs.
MONTREAL CANADIENS (11-11-2-1, 25 pts., 5th Northeast Division)
Friday, Dec. 5, 7 p.m., RBC Center, Raleigh, N.C.

GAME NIGHT
The Carolina Hurricanes wrap up a three-game home stand on Friday as the Montreal Canadiens make their first North Carolina appearance this season. The teams will play again Saturday night at Bell Centre to conclude a back-to-back, home-and-home set, and kick off Carolina’s trans-Canada journey that will see it face the likes of Montreal, Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver from Dec. 6 to Dec. 14.

The Hurricanes earned points in each of the first two games of their current home stand, downing Pittsburgh 4-3 on Nov. 29 and forcing overtime in an eventual 2-1 loss to Nashville on Dec. 3. Carolina has earned points in eight of its last nine games at the RBC Center (11/6-12/3: 4-1-3-1), including each of the last four (11/18-12/3: 1-0-2-1).

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. 5 Friday RBC Center 10:30 a.m.
Dec. 6 Saturday Bell Centre 11:30 a.m.
Dec. 7 Sunday Bell Centre 12:45 p.m.
Dec. 8 Monday Rexall Place TBD
Dec. 9 Tuesday Rexall Place 11:30 a.m.
Dec. 10 Wednesday Corral Centre 1:30 p.m.
Dec. 11 Thursday Pengrowth Saddledome 11:30 a.m.
Dec. 12 Friday GM Place 1:00 p.m.
Dec. 13 Saturday GM Place 12:30 p.m.
Dec. 14 Sunday GM Place 11:30 a.m.

CAROLINA NOTES
Carolina is 5-3-4-1 at the RBC Center this season and has lost in regulation just once in its last nine home games (11/6-12/3: 4-1-3-1)… With his next goal scored, Ron Francis will pass Stan Mikita (541) and take sole possession of 21st on the NHL’s all-time goal-scoring list… With his next assist, Hurricanes defenseman Sean Hill will notch his 100th assist with the team… With his next assist, Jeff O’Neill will pass Pat Verbeek (211) and move into sole possession of fourth place on the Hurricanes all-time assists list.

CAROLINA AT HOME: 5-3-4-1
CAROLINA ON THE ROAD: 2-7-3-0
CAROLINA ON THE POWER PLAY: 14-of-118 (11.9%)
CAROLINA SHORTHANDED: 91-of-109 (83.5%)

CAROLINA INJURY UPDATE
Defenseman Glen Wesley – Injured Reserve - shoulder contusion, Nov. 18 vs. PHI, missed 7 games

CAROLINA / CANADIENS NOTES
The Hurricanes and the Canadiens meet for the first game of a back-to-back, home-and-home set, and the first game of their four game season series. Montreal went 2-1-1-0 against Carolina last year, winning once at home and on the road, and scoring a 2-2 tie at RBC Center on Nov. 1. The Hurricanes scored their lone 2002-03 win against Montreal at Bell Centre, 7-3 on Nov. 23. Erik Cole led all Carolina skaters against the Habs last season with five points (3g, 2a), including a hat trick in the Nov. 23 game. The Hurricanes are 46-84-19-0 against Montreal all time, including a 28-36-12-0 home mark and an 18-48-7-0 road record.

2003-04 SCORING LEADERS AND GOALTENDERS

HURRICANES
GP G A TP
26 Cole 24 5 11 16
92 O'Neill 25 2 13 15
63 Vasicek 25 9 5 14
12 Staal 25 5 8 13
Goalies GP GAA W-L-T SV%
1 Storr 7 2.97 0-3-2 .878
80 Weekes 20 2.17 7-8-5 .916
CANADIENS
GP G A TP
71 Ribiero 24 3 12 15
20 Zednik 25 8 5 13
94 Perreault 22 7 6 13
73 Ryder 24 5 8 13
Goalies GP GAA W-L-T SV%
60 Theodore 20 2.39 9-10-1 .915
30 Garon 5 2.17 2-2-1 .921

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 65 41 18 6 175 146 88
2 NYI 66 42 21 3 211 185 87
3 TBL 66 40 20 6 217 173 86
4 NYR 63 39 17 7 197 155 85
5 DET 62 36 15 11 182 160 83
6 PIT 63 36 18 9 182 158 81
7 WSH 66 35 21 10 194 164 80
8 BOS 63 31 22 10 168 165 72
9 FLA 65 28 23 14 159 185 70
10 PHI 65 28 25 12 173 187 68
11 OTT 62 28 23 11 176 167 67
12 NJD 64 27 27 10 144 165 64
13 TOR 65 26 34 5 175 199 57
14 CBJ 63 26 33 4 163 201 56
15 CAR 62 24 31 7 144 167 55
16 BUF 64 19 40 5 123 215 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Faulk 62 12 28 -18 40
E. Staal 57 18 20 -12 38
E. Lindholm 61 11 16 -18 27
J. Skinner 57 16 10 -17 26
N. Gerbe 58 7 16 -10 23
R. Nash 59 7 15 -10 22
V. Rask 60 8 12 -16 20
J. McClement 62 6 13 3 19
J. Staal 26 4 12 -4 16
A. Nestrasil 34 4 11 4 15
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 17 20 4 .911 2.43
A. Khudobin 7 11 3 .905 2.61