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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 x - NYR 73 47 19 7 224 168 101
2 MTL 75 46 21 8 197 167 100
3 TBL 75 46 22 7 244 194 99
4 NYI 75 44 26 5 228 208 93
5 PIT 74 40 23 11 204 186 91
6 DET 73 39 22 12 212 201 90
7 WSH 74 40 24 10 215 182 90
8 OTT 73 37 25 11 213 195 85
9 BOS 74 36 25 13 195 193 85
10 FLA 74 34 26 14 184 202 82
11 PHI 75 30 29 16 196 216 76
12 NJD 74 31 31 12 166 189 74
13 CBJ 73 34 35 4 198 228 72
14 CAR 73 27 36 10 170 201 64
15 TOR 75 27 42 6 194 241 60
16 BUF 74 20 46 8 141 249 48

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 68 20 27 -13 47
J. Faulk 73 14 32 -18 46
E. Lindholm 72 16 20 -21 36
J. Skinner 68 18 12 -22 30
V. Rask 71 11 19 -12 30
R. Nash 67 8 17 -10 25
N. Gerbe 69 7 17 -13 24
J. McClement 73 7 13 -3 20
A. Nestrasil 45 7 13 4 20
J. Staal 37 4 15 -9 19
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 19 21 5 .910 2.43
A. Khudobin 8 15 5 .903 2.62