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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES vs. BUFFALO

Tuesday, 12.30.2003 / 4:58 PM / News
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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES vs. BUFFALO
CAROLINA HURRICANES (11-14-8-2, 32 pts., 4th Southeast Division)
vs.
BUFFALO SABRES (14-18-3-1, 32 pts., 5th Northeast Division)
Monday, Dec. 29, 7 p.m., RBC Center, Raleigh, N.C.

GAME NIGHT
The Carolina Hurricanes continue their seven-game home stand on Monday against the Buffalo Sabres. The Hurricanes opened the home stand with a 2-1 overtime win against Montreal on Saturday behind defenseman Sean Hill’s two power-play goals. Following Monday’s game against Buffalo, the Hurricanes will face Anaheim, Detroit, Phoenix, St. Louis and the NY Rangers at the RBC Center in the final five games of the home stand.

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. 29 Monday RBC Center 10:30 a.m.
Dec. 30 Tuesday RecZone 11 a.m.
Dec. 31 Wednesday RBC Center 10:30 a.m.
Jan. 1 Thursday RecZone 11 a.m.
Jan. 2 Friday RBC Center 10:30 a.m.
Jan. 3 Saturday RecZone 11:45 a.m.
Jan. 4 Sunday none n/a
Jan. 5 Monday RBC Center 11 a.m.
Jan. 6 Tuesday RBC Center 10:30 a.m.

CAROLINA NOTES
Since notching his 100th Hurricanes assist on Dec. 22 against Dallas, Carolina defenseman Sean Hill has handled the Hurricanes’ scoring. Hill had the team’s lone goal at Buffalo on Dec. 26 when he beat Mika Noronen in the third period, and followed that performance by scoring both of Carolina’s goals, on the power play, as the Hurricanes downed Montreal in overtime 2-1 on Dec. 27. It was just the second time in his career that Hill had scored twice in the same game (3/21/00).
MILESTONE WATCH – Hurricanes captain Ron Francis (1,170) is just one point shy of tying Marcel Dionne (1,771) for fourth on the NHL’s all-time points list… With his next goal scored, Francis will pass Stan Mikita (541) and take sole possession of 21st on the NHL’s all-time goal-scoring list… Winger Jeff O’Neill is two points shy of Pat Verbeek (403) for third on the franchise’s all-time points list…

CAROLINA AT HOME: 7-4-5-1
CAROLINA ON THE ROAD: 4-10-3-1
CAROLINA ON THE POWER PLAY: 18-of-161 (11.2%)
CAROLINA SHORTHANDED: 122-of-145 (84.1%)

CAROLINA INJURY UPDATE
Defenseman Bruno St. Jacques, abdominal strain, missed 12 games (11/29-12/27), day-to-day.

CAROLINA / SABRES NOTES
The Hurricanes and the Sabres meet for the third of four match ups during the 2003-04 season, and the second time in three days. Buffalo took the team’s first two meetings, both at HSBC Arena. On Nov. 21, Mika Noronen’s pitched his third career shutout for a 5-0 Sabres win. Noronen made 30 saves in the teams’ Dec. 26 match up to notch a 3-1 victory. The teams will wrap their four-game season series on Jan. 25 in Raleigh.
Last season, the Sabres took two of the team’s four match ups, and earned a point in an overtime loss to Carolina on March 12. Miroslav Satan led all scorers in last season’s series with five points (3g, 2a). Rod Brind’Amour (1g, 2a), Ron Francis (1g, 2a), Bruno St. Jacques (0g, 3a) and Bates Battaglia (1g, 2a) led the Hurricanes with three points each in the four 2002-03 games. Carolina posts a 55-79-18-1 all-time mark against the Sabres, including a 31-34-11-0 home record and a 24-45-7-1 mark in Buffalo.

2003-04 SCORING LEADERS AND GOALTENDERS

HURRICANES
GP G A TP
92 O'Neill 35 4 15 19
26 Cole 34 5 12 17
63 Vasicek 35 9 7 16
12 Staal 35 7 9 16
Goalies GP GAA W-L-T SV%
1 Storr 8 3.00 0-4-2 .878
80 Weekes 30 1.99 11-12-6 .923
SABRES
GP G A TP
17 Dumont 35 11 14 25
48 Briere 36 11 14 25
23 Drury 32 5 14 19
81 Satan 36 10 8 18
Goalies GP GAA W-L-T SV%
35 Noronen 20 2.05 8-8-1 .923
43 Biron 17 2.87 6-8-2 .895

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 TBL 50 31 15 4 163 132 66
2 MTL 47 31 13 3 127 108 65
3 NYI 48 32 15 1 157 135 65
4 DET 49 28 12 9 145 128 65
5 PIT 48 27 13 8 143 124 62
6 WSH 48 25 14 9 144 124 59
7 BOS 49 26 16 7 131 123 59
8 NYR 46 27 15 4 135 111 58
9 FLA 46 21 15 10 114 129 52
10 PHI 50 21 22 7 139 151 49
11 TOR 50 22 24 4 144 155 48
12 OTT 47 19 19 9 129 134 47
13 CBJ 47 21 23 3 119 148 45
14 NJD 48 18 22 8 109 135 44
15 CAR 47 17 25 5 102 122 39
16 BUF 49 14 32 3 92 174 31

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 42 16 14 -6 30
J. Faulk 47 9 19 -13 28
E. Lindholm 47 9 11 -11 20
J. Tlusty 40 12 7 -11 19
J. Skinner 42 10 9 -7 19
R. Nash 47 7 12 -4 19
N. Gerbe 43 5 13 -3 18
V. Rask 47 6 9 -10 15
A. Sekera 45 1 14 -6 15
C. Terry 34 6 3 -3 9
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Khudobin 6 8 2 .918 2.30
C. Ward 11 17 3 .911 2.45