Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES at VANCOUVER
VANCOUVER CANUCKS (15-7-5-2, 37 pts., 2nd Northwest Division)
Sunday, Dec. 14, 10 p.m., General Motors Place, Vancouver, B.C.
The Carolina Hurricanes wrap up their four-game, trans-Canada journey on Sunday against the Vancouver Canucks at GM Place. Sunday’s game will not be televised, and Vancouver’s broadcast will not be available via NHL Center Ice due to a pay-per-view arrangement in Vancouver. Chuck Kaiton will send the game back to North Carolina via the Hurricanes Radio Network.
ON THE AIR
Television: none (Cable or NHL Center Ice)
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. 13||Saturday||GM Place||12:30 p.m.|
|Dec. 14||Sunday||GM Place||11:30 a.m.|
|Dec. 16||Tuesday||RBC Center||11 a.m.|
|Dec. 17||Wednesday||RecZone||11 a.m.|
|Dec. 18||Thursday||RBC Center||10:30 a.m.|
|Dec. 19||Friday||RBC Center||11 a.m.|
Winger Erik Cole currently leads the team with 17 points (5g, 12a), despite missing one game (11/9) due to an elbow injury. Forward Josef Vasicek leads the team in goals (9), power-play goals (5) and ranks third in points (14). Jeff O’Neill leads the team with 14 assists and ranks second on the team with 16 points (2g, 14a). Rookie centerman Eric Staal ranks fourth among Carolina skaters with 13 points and tied for third with five goals.
CAROLINA AT HOME: 5-3-5-1
CAROLINA ON THE ROAD: 3-9-3-0
CAROLINA ON THE POWER PLAY: 16-of-137 (11.7%)
CAROLINA SHORTHANDED: 108-of-128 (84.4%)
CAROLINA INJURY UPDATE
The Hurricanes have no injuries to report.
CAROLINA / CANUCKS NOTES
The Hurricanes and the Canucks meet Sunday for the only time in 2003-04. The Canucks won the teams’ lone game in 2002-03, 3-2 on Nov. 27 at the RBC Center. Bret Hedican (1g, 1a) led the Hurricanes with two points in the contest, and Brent Sopel (0g, 2a) led Vancouver scorers with two points. The Hurricanes post a 22-25-11-0 all-time record against the Canucks, including a 12-12-5-0 home mark and a 10-13-6-0 road record.
2003-04 SCORING LEADERS AND GOALTENDERS