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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES at NEW JERSEY

Wednesday, 01.21.2004 / 1:37 AM ET / News
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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES at NEW JERSEY
CAROLINA HURRICANES (15-21-9-2, 41 pts., 4th Southeast Division)
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NEW JERSEY DEVILS (23-11-10-1, 57 pts., 2nd Atlantic Division)
Wednesday, Jan. 21, 7:30 p.m., Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford, N.J.

GAME NIGHT
The Carolina Hurricanes travel to north on Wednesday to face the Atlantic Division’s second-place team, the New Jersey Devils. The Hurricanes and the Devils will both complete back-to-back sets tonight at Continental Airlines Arena. The Hurricanes fell 3-1 to Ottawa on Tuesday at the RBC Center while the Devils took a 3-0 win away from Pittsburgh’s Mellon Arena.

Right wing Jeff O’Neill currently leads the Hurricanes in points (26) and assists (17). O’Neill passed Pat Verbeek (192) and took sole possession of fifth on the franchise’s all-time goal-scoring list with his power-play goal against Ottawa on Jan. 20. On Jan. 11, O’Neill passed Verbeek (403) and took sole possession of third place on the franchise’s all-time points list with an assist on Eric Staal’s goal. Forward Josef Vasicek leads the team in goals (12), power-play goals (5) and ranks second with 22 points... Defenseman Sean Hill has assists in four of the last five games (1/11-1/20: 0g, 5a). Hill’s four-game assists and points streak is the longest by a Hurricanes defenseman this season.

ON THE AIR
Television: Fox Sports Net
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. 21 Wednesday Continental Airlines Arena 11:30 a.m.
Jan. 22 Thursday RBC Center 11 a.m.
Jan. 23 Friday RBC Center 10:30 a.m.
Jan. 24 Saturday RecZone 11:45 a.m.
Jan. 25 Sunday none
Jan. 26 Monday RBC Center 11 a.m.
Jan. 27 Tuesday Air Canada Center 11:30 a.m.
Jan. 28 Wednesday RBC Center 11 a.m.

CAROLINA NOTES
On Jan. 20, Carolina acquired right wing Justin Williams from Philadelphia in exchange for defenseman Danny Markov. Williams made his Hurricanes debut that night at the RBC Center against Ottawa and skated 15:40, including time on the power-play and penalty-kill units. Philadelphia drafted the Cobourg, Ont., native in the first round, 28th overall, in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft. Williams scored 43 goals and earned 72 assists in 226 games in three-plus seasons with the Flyers. While playing in all 47 of Philadelphia’s games this season prior to the trade, Williams had registered six goals, 20 assists (26 points), 32 penalty minutes and a team-high plus-10 rating ... Hurricanes captain Ron Francis is one goal shy of Maurice Richard (544) on the NHL’s all-time goal-scoring list.

CAROLINA AT HOME: 10-9-6-1
CAROLINA ON THE ROAD: 5-12-3-1
CAROLINA ON THE POWER PLAY: 24-of-216 (11.1%)
CAROLINA SHORTHANDED: 163-of-199 (81.9%)

CAROLINA INJURY UPDATE
The Hurricanes have no injuries to report.

CAROLINA / DEVILS NOTES
The Hurricanes and the Devils meet for their second of four match ups during the 2003-04 regular season. New Jersey won the team’s first contest 2-1 on Oct. 11 at the RBC Center. The teams will meet once more at Continental Airlines Arena on Feb. 14, before wrapping the season series in Raleigh on March 6.

The Devils and Hurricanes split their four-game, 2002-03 regular-season series, each team winning once and losing once at home. The Hurricanes were led by Jeff O’Neill, who recorded four points (2g, 2a) against New Jersey in the four-game series. Carolina posts a 33-40-12-1 all-time mark against the New Jersey franchise, including a 18-17-8-0 home record and a 15-23-4-1 road record.

2003-04 SCORING LEADERS AND GOALTENDERS

HURRICANES
GP G A TP
92 O'Neill 47 9 17 26
11 Williams 48 6 20 26
63 Vasicek 47 12 10 22
12 Staal 47 9 12 21
26 Cole 46 7 14 21
Goalies GP GAA W-L-T SV%
1 Storr 12 2.93 0-7-2 .883
80 Weekes 40 2.15 15-16-7 .917
DEVILS
GP G A TP
26 Elias 45 15 20 35
27 Niedermayer 44 8 18 26
23 Gomez 43 5 21 26
28 Rafalski 45 4 21 25
Goalies GP GAA W-L-T SV%
30 Brodeur 41 1.89 20-12-9 .921
35 Schwab 3 0.64 2-0-1 .971
40 Clemmensen 1 0.00 1-0-0 1.000

SCHEDULE

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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