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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES vs. MONTREAL

Thursday, 12.4.2003 / 5:08 PM ET / 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 x - MTL 77 47 22 8 203 174 102
2 x - NYR 75 47 21 7 228 177 101
3 x - TBL 77 47 23 7 249 201 101
4 PIT 76 42 23 11 210 190 95
5 NYI 77 45 27 5 235 215 95
6 DET 75 40 23 12 220 206 92
7 WSH 76 41 25 10 223 188 92
8 BOS 76 38 25 13 201 196 89
9 OTT 75 37 26 12 218 203 86
10 FLA 76 35 26 15 190 207 85
11 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
12 CBJ 75 36 35 4 207 232 76
13 NJD 76 31 33 12 168 194 74
14 CAR 75 28 36 11 174 204 67
15 TOR 76 28 42 6 198 244 62
16 BUF 76 21 47 8 148 255 50

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 70 21 28 -12 49
J. Faulk 75 15 32 -17 47
E. Lindholm 74 16 21 -19 37
J. Skinner 70 18 13 -21 31
V. Rask 73 11 20 -12 31
R. Nash 68 8 17 -10 25
N. Gerbe 71 8 17 -13 25
J. McClement 75 7 13 -3 20
A. Nestrasil 47 7 13 4 20
J. Staal 39 4 16 -7 20
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 20 21 5 .911 2.40
A. Khudobin 8 15 6 .904 2.60