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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES vs. ST. LOUIS

Monday, 01.5.2004 / 4:58 PM ET / News
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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES vs. ST. LOUIS
CAROLINA HURRICANES (12-17-8-2, 34 pts., 4th Southeast Division)
vs.
ST. LOUIS BLUES (22-10-4-1, 49 pts., 2nd Central Division)
Tuesday, Jan. 6, 7 p.m., RBC Center, Raleigh, N.C.

GAME NIGHT
The Carolina Hurricanes continue their seven-game home stand on Tuesday at 7 p.m. against the St. Louis Blues. The Hurricanes won the first two games of the home stand against Montreal and Buffalo, but have dropped the last three contests to Anaheim, Detroit and Phoenix.

Right wing Jeff O’Neill currently leads the Hurricanes in points (20) and assists (16), and earned his 400th career NHL/Hurricanes point with his assist on the game-winning goal at Boston on Dec. 20, and is now one point shy of Pat Verbeek (403) on the franchise’s all-time points list. Forward Josef Vasicek leads the team in goals (9), power-play goals (5) and ranks fourth with 16 points.

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)
Internet: www.nhl.com

PRACTICE SCHEDULE

Jan. 6 Tuesday RBC Center 10:30 a.m.
Jan. 7 Wednesday RecZone 11 a.m.
Jan. 8 Thursday RBC Center 10:30 a.m.
Jan. 9 Friday MCI Center 11:30 a.m.
Jan. 10 Saturday RecZone 11:45 a.m.
Jan. 11 Sunday RecZone 9:30 a.m.
Jan. 12 Monday RBC Center 11 a.m.
Jan. 13 Tuesday RBC Center 6 p.m.
Jan. 14 Wednesday RBC Center 11 a.m.
Jan. 15 Thursday St. Pete Times Forum 11 a.m.
Jan. 16 Friday Philips Arena 11:30 a.m.

CAROLINA NOTES
MILESTONE WATCH – 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 winger Jeff O’Neill is one point shy of Pat Verbeek (403) for third on the franchise’s all-time points list…

CAROLINA AT HOME: 8-7-5-1
CAROLINA ON THE ROAD: 4-10-3-1
CAROLINA ON THE POWER PLAY: 18-of-178 (10.1%)
CAROLINA SHORTHANDED: 135-of-160 (84.4%)

CAROLINA INJURY UPDATE
The Hurricanes have no injuries to report.

CAROLINA / BLUES NOTES
The Hurricanes and the Blues meet for the only time this season on Tuesday at the RBC Center. Last season the Blues took both games in the teams’ two-game series. On Oct. 15, St. Louis scored a 2-1 overtime victory at the RBC Center and, on Jan. 20, skated to a 5-3 win at Savvis Center. Pavol Demitra (0g, 3a) led St. Louis with three points in the two games while Ron Francis (1g, 2a) led the Hurricanes. Carolina posts a 20-35-5-1 all-time record against the Blues, including an 11-17-2-0 home mark and a 9-18-3-1 record in St. Louis.

2003-04 SCORING LEADERS AND GOALTENDERS

HURRICANES
GP G A TP
92 O'Neill 39 4 16 20
12 Staal 39 7 10 17
26 Cole 38 5 12 17
63 Vasicek 39 9 7 16
Goalies GP GAA W-L-T SV%
1 Storr 10 3.01 0-5-2 .876
80 Weekes 33 2.03 12-14-6 .922
BLUES
GP G A TP
7 Tkachuk 31 19 19 38
39 Weight 31 9 27 36
38 Demitra 32 12 21 33
44 Pronger 37 7 22 29
Goalies GP GAA W-L-T SV%
30 Osgood 29 2.04 17-8-3 .920
35 Johnson 10 2.43 4-3-1 .901
50 Divis 2 5.33 1-0-0 .864

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