Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES vs. DETROIT
DETROIT RED WINGS (23-12-4-1, 51 pts., 1st Central Division)
Friday, Jan. 2, 7 p.m., RBC Center, Raleigh, N.C.
The Carolina Hurricanes continue their seven-game home stand on Friday at 7 p.m. against the Detroit Red Wings. Carolina won the first two games of the home stand by 2-1 margins before falling to Anaheim on Wednesday, 3-1. On Dec. 27, the Hurricanes downed Montreal in overtime when Sean Hill scored 39 seconds into the extra stanza, and on Dec. 29, Bret Hedican beat Buffalo's Mika Noronen to seal the Hurricanes victory.
ON THE AIR
Television: Fox Sports Net (NC & SC)
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)
|Jan. 2||Friday||RBC Center||10:30 a.m.|
|Jan. 3||Saturday||RecZone||11:45 a.m.|
|Jan. 5||Monday||RBC Center||11 a.m.|
|Jan. 6||Tuesday||RBC Center||10:30 a.m.|
|Jan. 7||Wednesday||RBC Center||11 a.m.|
|Jan. 8||Thursday||RBC Center||10:30 a.m.|
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: 8-5-5-1
CAROLINA ON THE ROAD: 4-10-3-1
CAROLINA ON THE POWER PLAY: 18-of-167 (10.8%)
CAROLINA SHORTHANDED: 130-of-154 (84.4%)
CAROLINA INJURY UPDATE
The Hurricanes have no injuries to report.
CAROLINA / RED WINGS NOTES
The Hurricanes and the Red Wings meet for the first of two match ups during the month of January. The teams will meet again on Jan. 31 at Joe Louis Arena to wrap their two-game season series. Last season, the Hurricanes took the teams' lone meeting, 6-4 on Nov. 29 at the RBC Center. Jan Hlavac (3g, 0a) had a hat trick in that contest, scoring three power-play goals, and centerman Rod Brind'Amour (0g, 3a) notched a three-assist night. The Hurricanes hold a 24-27-7-1 all-time mark against the Red Wings, including a 17-11-1-0 home record and a 7-16-6-1 road record.
2003-04 SCORING LEADERS AND GOALTENDERS