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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 - NYR 82 53 22 7 252 192 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 221 189 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 262 211 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 242 203 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 252 230 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 235 221 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 238 215 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 221 210 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 213 211 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 206 223 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 236 250 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 215 234 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 181 216 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 188 226 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 211 262 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 161 274 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 77 23 31 -13 54
J. Faulk 82 15 34 -19 49
E. Lindholm 81 17 22 -23 39
V. Rask 80 11 22 -14 33
J. Skinner 77 18 13 -24 31
N. Gerbe 78 10 18 -14 28
R. Nash 68 8 17 -10 25
J. Staal 46 6 18 -6 24
J. Liles 57 2 20 -9 22
J. McClement 82 7 14 -7 21
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 22 24 5 .910 2.40
A. Khudobin 8 17 6 .900 2.72