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

Wednesday, 01.07.2004 / 3:24 PM / 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 MTL 64 41 18 5 172 142 87
2 NYR 63 39 17 7 197 155 85
3 NYI 65 41 21 3 207 182 85
4 TBL 65 39 20 6 213 171 84
5 DET 62 36 15 11 182 160 83
6 PIT 63 36 18 9 182 158 81
7 WSH 65 35 20 10 193 162 80
8 BOS 62 31 22 9 165 161 71
9 FLA 64 28 23 13 156 181 69
10 OTT 62 28 23 11 176 167 67
11 PHI 64 27 25 12 170 186 66
12 NJD 64 27 27 10 144 165 64
13 TOR 64 26 33 5 173 195 57
14 CBJ 63 26 33 4 163 201 56
15 CAR 62 24 31 7 144 167 55
16 BUF 64 19 40 5 123 215 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Faulk 62 12 28 -18 40
E. Staal 57 18 20 -12 38
E. Lindholm 61 11 16 -18 27
J. Skinner 57 16 10 -17 26
N. Gerbe 58 7 16 -10 23
R. Nash 59 7 15 -10 22
V. Rask 60 8 12 -16 20
J. McClement 62 6 13 3 19
J. Staal 26 4 12 -4 16
A. Nestrasil 34 4 11 4 15
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 17 20 4 .911 2.43
A. Khudobin 7 11 3 .905 2.61