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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES vs. ANAHEIM

Tuesday, 12.30.2003 / 5:05 PM ET / News
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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES vs. ANAHEIM
CAROLINA HURRICANES (12-14-8-2, 34 pts., 3rd Southeast Division)
vs.
MIGHTY DUCKS OF ANAHEIM (12-15-5-4, 33 pts., 5th Pacific Division)
Wednesday, Dec. 31, 7:30 p.m., RBC Center, Raleigh, N.C.

GAME NIGHT
The Carolina Hurricanes continue their seven-game home stand on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. against the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim. Carolina won the first two games of the home stand by 2-1 margins. On Saturday, the Hurricanes downed Montreal in overtime when Sean Hill scored 39 seconds into the extra stanza, and on Monday, Bret Hedican beat Buffalo’s Mika Noronen to seal the Hurricanes victory.

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. 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
A few times each season, Hurricanes captain Ron Francis gives fans a history lesson, and something to cheer about by moving up on the NHL’s various all-time lists. On Dec. 29 against Buffalo, Francis scored Carolina’s first goal in a 2-1 Hurricanes win, moving him into a tie with Marcel Dionne for fourth place on the NHL’s all-time points list with 1,771 career points. The goal was Francis’ 542nd of his NHL career, as he passed Stan Mikita and moved into sole possession of 21st on the NHL’s all-time goal-scoring list. Francis, has six goals this season and is now two goals behind Maurice Richard (544) on the NHL’s all-time goals list.
MILESTONE WATCH – Carolina winger Jeff O’Neill is one point shy of Pat Verbeek (403) for third on the franchise’s all-time points list… Hurricanes captain Ron Francis will take sole possession of fourth place on the NHL’s all-time points list, passing Marcel Dionne (1,771) with his next point… Francis is now two goals shy of Maurice Richard (544) on the NHL’s all-time goal-scoring list…

CAROLINA AT HOME: 8-4-5-1
CAROLINA ON THE ROAD: 4-10-3-1
CAROLINA ON THE POWER PLAY: 18-of-165 (10.9%)
CAROLINA SHORTHANDED: 127-of-150 (84.7%)

CAROLINA INJURY UPDATE
Defenseman Bruno St. Jacques, abdominal strain, missed 13 games (11/29-12/29), day-to-day.

CAROLINA / DUCKS NOTES
The Hurricanes and the Mighty Ducks meet for the first of two match ups during the 2003-04 season. The teams will meet again on Feb. 4 at Arrowhead Pond. Anaheim took both of the team’s 2002-03 meetings, 2-1 on Feb. 9 in Anaheim and 4-0 on Feb. 23 at the RBC Center. Former Carolina defenseman Sandis Ozolinsh and forward Petr Sykora led the Mighty Ducks with three points each in last season’s series. The Hurricanes hold an 8-6-2-0 all-time mark against Anaheim, including a 5-2-1-0 home record and a 3-4-1-0 road record.

2003-04 SCORING LEADERS AND GOALTENDERS

HURRICANES
GP G A TP
92 O'Neill 36 4 16 20
12 Staal 36 7 10 17
26 Cole 35 5 12 17
63 Vasicek 36 9 7 16
Goalies GP GAA W-L-T SV%
1 Storr 8 3.00 0-4-2 .878
80 Weekes 31 1.96 12-12-6 .924
DUCKS
GP G A TP
91 Fedorov 36 12 13 25
39 Sykora 36 12 10 22
40 Prospal 36 6 13 19
19 McDonald 33 6 12 18
Goalies GP GAA W-L-T SV%
35 Giguere 24 2.63 6-15-2 .915
29 Gerber 15 2.11 6-5-2 .927

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Skinner 82 28 23 -2 51
V. Rask 80 21 27 -6 48
J. Staal 82 20 28 6 48
E. Lindholm 82 11 28 -23 39
J. Faulk 64 16 21 -22 37
J. Nordstrom 71 10 14 1 24
A. Nestrasil 55 9 14 4 23
R. Nash 64 9 13 -5 22
N. Hanifin 79 4 18 -14 22
J. Slavin 63 2 18 1 20
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 23 17 10 .909 2.41
E. Lack 12 14 6 .901 2.81