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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES at TORONTO

Monday, 01.26.2004 / 1:21 PM / News
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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES at TORONTO
CAROLINA HURRICANES (16-23-9-2, 43 pts., 4th Southeast Division)
at
TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (27-12-8-3, 65 pts., 1st Northeast Division)
Tuesday, Jan. 27, 7:30 p.m., Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ont.

GAME NIGHT
The Carolina Hurricanes travel to Toronto on Tuesday to take on the Maple Leafs at Air Canada Centre. Starting with Tuesday’s game, the Hurricanes play four of their next five games away from Raleigh, venturing on a three-game western road swing after Thursday’s home game against Washington.

Recently acquired winger Justin Williams leads the Hurricanes with 28 points (7g, 21a) this season. Williams notched his first Hurricanes goal in Friday’s game against the NY Islanders. Right wing Jeff O’Neill has 27 points (10g, 17a) while playing in all 50 of Carolina’s games. 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 (13), power-play goals (5) and ranks third with 24 points... Defenseman Sean Hill has assists in five of the last eight games (1/11-1/25: 1g, 6a).

ON THE AIR
Television: no television
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. 27 Tuesday Air Canada Center 11:30 a.m.
Jan. 28 Wednesday RBC Center 11 a.m.
Jan. 29 Thursday RBC Center 10:30 a.m.
Jan. 30 Friday RecZone 11 a.m.
Jan. 31 Saturday Joe Louis Arena 11:30 a.m.
Feb. 1 Sunday TBA  
Feb. 2 Monday TBA  
Feb. 3 Tuesday Pepsi Center 11:30 a.m.
Feb. 4 Wednesday Arrowhead Pond 11:30 a.m.
Feb. 5 Thursday RecZone 11 a.m.

CAROLINA NOTES
While winger Jeff O’Neill’s milestone achievements have dominated his accolades this season, the 27-year-old has recently led an upswing in the Carolina’s offensive production, scoring six goals in the last nine games (1/9-1/25: 6g, 1a). During O’Neill’s hot streak, the Hurricanes have averaged 2.22 goals per game, up from their season average of 1.86.

CAROLINA AT HOME: 10-11-6-1
CAROLINA ON THE ROAD: 6-12-3-1
CAROLINA ON THE POWER PLAY: 25-of-227 (11.0%)
CAROLINA SHORTHANDED: 170-of-207 (82.1%)

CAROLINA INJURY UPDATE
Defenseman Aaron Ward, left wrist, surgery 1/21, out approx. six weeks, missed three games (1/21-1/25)
Center Rod Brind'Amour, strained groin, missed one game (1/25)

CAROLINA / MAPLE LEAFS NOTES
The Hurricanes and the Maple Leafs meet for the second of four match-ups during the 2003-04 season, and the first of three meetings in the next 28 days. Toronto took the teams’ first meeting this season at the RBC Center on Nov. 2 by a 2-1 margin. The teams will meet two more times this season, at the RBC Center on Feb. 19 and at Air Canada Centre on Feb. 23.

The Hurricanes went winless against Toronto in 2002-03, earning one point (0-3-1-0). Josef Vasicek led all Hurricanes in scoring against Toronto last season with five points (2g, 3a) in four games. The Hurricanes are 34-25-11-0 all-time against the Leafs, including an 18-12-6-0 home mark and a 16-13-5-0 record in Toronto.

2003-04 SCORING LEADERS AND GOALTENDERS

HURRICANES
GP G A TP
11 Williams 51 7 21 28
92 O'Neill 50 10 17 27
63 Vasicek 50 13 11 24
12 Staal 50 9 14 23
Goalies GP GAA W-L-T SV%
1 Storr 13 3.04 0-8-2 .877
80 Weekes 42 2.15 16-17-7 .916
MAPLE LEAFS
GP G A TP
13 Sundin 49 17 30 47
7 Roberts 48 17 13 30
24 McCabe 43 11 18 29
Goalies GP GAA W-L-T SV%
20 Belfour 41 2.23 22-14-5 .914
32 Tellqvist 5 2.51 2-0-2 .898
37 Kidd 7 2.59 3-1-1 .909

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 TBL 50 31 15 4 163 132 66
2 MTL 47 31 13 3 127 108 65
3 NYI 48 32 15 1 157 135 65
4 DET 49 28 12 9 145 128 65
5 PIT 48 27 13 8 143 124 62
6 WSH 48 25 14 9 144 124 59
7 BOS 49 26 16 7 131 123 59
8 NYR 46 27 15 4 135 111 58
9 FLA 46 21 15 10 114 129 52
10 PHI 50 21 22 7 139 151 49
11 TOR 50 22 24 4 144 155 48
12 OTT 47 19 19 9 129 134 47
13 CBJ 47 21 23 3 119 148 45
14 NJD 48 18 22 8 109 135 44
15 CAR 47 17 25 5 102 122 39
16 BUF 48 14 31 3 90 171 31

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 42 16 14 -6 30
J. Faulk 47 9 19 -13 28
E. Lindholm 47 9 11 -11 20
J. Tlusty 40 12 7 -11 19
J. Skinner 42 10 9 -7 19
R. Nash 47 7 12 -4 19
N. Gerbe 43 5 13 -3 18
V. Rask 47 6 9 -10 15
A. Sekera 45 1 14 -6 15
C. Terry 34 6 3 -3 9
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Khudobin 6 8 2 .918 2.30
C. Ward 11 17 3 .911 2.45