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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES vs. N.Y. RANGERS

Wednesday, 01.7.2004 / 3:24 PM ET / News
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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES vs. N.Y. RANGERS
CAROLINA HURRICANES (13-17-8-2, 36 pts., 4th Southeast Division)
vs.
NEW YORK RANGERS (16-15-5-3, 40 pts., 4th Atlantic Division)
Thursday, Jan. 8, 7 p.m., RBC Center, Raleigh, N.C.

GAME NIGHT
The Carolina Hurricanes wrap up their seven-game home stand on Thursday against the New York Rangers. The Hurricanes won the first two games of the home stand against Montreal and Buffalo before falling to Anaheim, Detroit and Phoenix. Carolina rebounded on Tuesday and downed St. Louis 2-0 behind Kevin Weekes’ fifth shutout this season. Thursday’s game will be broadcast nationally on ESPN2’s Thursday Night Hockey. Dave Ryan, Barry Melrose and Brian Engblom will call the game for ESPN2. MSG Network will carry the broadcast back to New York, with Sam Rosen and John Davidson on the call.

ON THE AIR
Television: ESPN2
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. 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 11:30 a.m.
Jan. 16 Friday Philips Arena 11:30 a.m.

CAROLINA NOTES
Hurricanes centerman Kevyn Adams is known as a penalty killer, and this season the 29-year-old has added a new element to his shorthanded game. Prior to this season, Adams had not scored a shorthanded goal in 290 career NHL games. So far in 2003-04, the Buffalo, NY, native has notched three goals while the opposition was on the power play, most recently against St. Louis’ Chris Osgood on Jan. 6 at the RBC Center.

CAROLINA AT HOME: 9-7-5-1
CAROLINA ON THE ROAD: 4-10-3-1
CAROLINA ON THE POWER PLAY: 18-of-183 (9.8%)
CAROLINA SHORTHANDED: 137-of-162 (84.6%)

CAROLINA INJURY UPDATE
The Hurricanes have no injuries to report.

CAROLINA / RANGERS NOTES
The Hurricanes and the Rangers conclude their four-game season series on Thursday at the RBC Center. The teams skated to a 2-2 tie at Madison Square Garden on Oct. 18, and the Rangers downed the Hurricanes in the teams’ second meeting, on Oct. 30, 4-1. Carolina notched two points with a 6-3 win against the Blueshirts on Nov. 6 at the RBC Center. Erik Cole (2g, 3a) leads the Hurricanes with five points in Carolina’s three games against the Rangers this season.

The Rangers won all four of the teams’ 2002-03 meetings, the first sweep for either team against the other since 1986-87, when the Adams Division-winning Hartford Whalers won a three-game set. The Hurricanes were led by Rod Brind’Amour against the Rangers last season. Brind’Amour tallied one goal and two assists in the four meetings. Carolina posts a 37-43-7-0 all-time record against the Rangers, including a 23-16-3-0 home mark and a 14-27-4-0 record at MSG.

2003-04 SCORING LEADERS AND GOALTENDERS

HURRICANES
GP G A TP
92 O'Neill 40 4 16 20
12 Staal 40 7 10 17
26 Cole 39 5 12 17
63 Vasicek 40 9 7 16
Goalies GP GAA W-L-T SV%
1 Storr 10 3.01 0-5-2 .876
80 Weekes 34 1.97 13-14-6 .924
RANGERS
GP G A TP
27 Kovalev 39 6 23 29
16 Holik 39 11 16 27
26 Rucinsky 39 10 17 27
11 Messier 38 13 10 23
Goalies GP GAA W-L-T SV%
40 Markkanen 15 2.34 7-5-1 .923
30 Dunham 28 2.73 9-12-4 .905
34 Labarbera 1 4.14 0-1-0 .879

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 248 187 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 214 184 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 259 206 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 237 199 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 245 224 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 231 211 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 232 208 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 217 204 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 209 201 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 198 213 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 227 248 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 212 223 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 176 209 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 183 219 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 206 257 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 153 269 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