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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES at NEW JERSEY

Wednesday, 01.21.2004 / 1:37 AM / News
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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES at NEW JERSEY
CAROLINA HURRICANES (15-21-9-2, 41 pts., 4th Southeast Division)
at
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

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 61 40 16 5 167 135 85
2 NYR 60 38 16 6 190 148 82
3 NYI 62 40 20 2 200 173 82
4 TBL 62 37 19 6 203 167 80
5 DET 60 34 15 11 176 156 79
6 PIT 61 35 17 9 176 152 79
7 WSH 62 33 19 10 184 156 76
8 BOS 60 29 22 9 158 158 67
9 FLA 61 26 22 13 145 172 65
10 PHI 62 26 25 11 164 181 63
11 OTT 59 26 23 10 167 161 62
12 NJD 61 25 27 9 137 161 59
13 CBJ 60 26 30 4 157 189 56
14 TOR 61 25 31 5 170 185 55
15 CAR 59 22 30 7 134 159 51
16 BUF 62 19 38 5 120 207 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Faulk 59 11 27 -16 38
E. Staal 54 18 18 -9 36
E. Lindholm 58 11 15 -16 26
J. Skinner 54 15 9 -16 24
R. Nash 56 7 14 -9 21
N. Gerbe 55 6 14 -13 20
A. Sekera 57 2 17 -7 19
V. Rask 57 8 10 -18 18
J. McClement 59 4 12 1 16
J. Staal 23 4 11 -1 15
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 16 19 4 .914 2.35
A. Khudobin 6 11 3 .901 2.73