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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 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