Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES at EDMONTON
EDMONTON OILERS (11-12-3-0, 25 pts., 4th Northwest Division)
Tuesday, Dec. 9, 9 p.m., Rexall Place, Edmonton, Alberta
The Carolina Hurricanes continue their trans-Canada journey on Tuesday as they face Edmonton at Rexall Place. Carolina began their four-game Canadian stint on Saturday, a 3-1 loss at Bell Centre against the Canadiens. The Hurricanes play at Calgary on Thursday and at Vancouver on Sunday before returning to Raleigh.
ON THE AIR
Television: Fox Sports Net
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)
|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.|
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: 5-3-5-1
CAROLINA ON THE ROAD: 2-8-3-0
CAROLINA ON THE POWER PLAY: 15-of-128 (11.7%)
CAROLINA SHORTHANDED: 96-of-115 (83.5%)
CAROLINA INJURY UPDATE
The Hurricanes have no injuries to report.
CAROLINA / OILERS NOTES
The Hurricanes and the Oilers meet Tuesday for the only time in 2003-04. The Oilers won the teams’ lone game in 2002-03, 4-1 on Dec. 11 at the RBC Center. Mike York (2g, 0a) and Anson Carter (0g, 2a) led the Oilers with two points each in the contest, and Sean Hill scored Carolina’s lone marker. The Hurricanes post a 17-30-12-0 all-time record against Edmonton, including an 11-11-7-0 home mark and a 6-19-5-0 record in Edmonton.
2003-04 SCORING LEADERS AND GOALTENDERS