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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES vs. WASHINGTON

Wednesday, 01.28.2004 / 4:04 PM ET / News
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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES vs. WASHINGTON
CAROLINA HURRICANES (17-23-9-2, 45 pts., 4th Southeast Division)
vs.
WASHINGTON CAPITALS (14-29-5-2, 35 pts., 5th Southeast Division)
Thursday, Jan. 29, 7 p.m., RBC Center, Raleigh, N.C.

GAME NIGHT
The Carolina Hurricanes return to the RBC Center on Thursday to face Washington in their final home game before the All-Star break. Following Thursday’s game, the Hurricanes will embark on a three-game road swing, venturing west to face Detroit, Colorado and Anaheim.

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. 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
Recently acquired winger Justin Williams leads the Hurricanes with 28 points (7g, 21a) this season. Williams notched his first Hurricanes goal in last Friday’s game against the NY Islanders. Right wing Jeff O’Neill has 27 points (10g, 17a) while playing in all 51 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 (14), power-play goals (5) and ranks third with 25 points... Defenseman Sean Hill has assists in five of the last nine games (1/11-1/25: 1g, 6a).

CAROLINA AT HOME: 10-11-6-1
CAROLINA ON THE ROAD: 7-12-3-1
CAROLINA ON THE POWER PLAY: 25-of-230 (10.9%)
CAROLINA SHORTHANDED: 176-of-213 (82.6%)

CAROLINA INJURY UPDATE
Defenseman Aaron Ward, left wrist, surgery 1/21, out approx. six weeks, missed four games (1/21-1/27)
Center Rod Brind'Amour, strained groin, missed two games (1/25-1/27)

CAROLINA / CAPITALS NOTES
The Hurricanes and the Capitals meet for the fourth of six 2003-04 meetings. The Capitals have taken the teams’ first three meetings this season by a combined score of 13-3. Washington and Carolina will conclude their six-game season series with two games in February following the All-Star break.

The Capitals won the 2002-03 five-game set between the clubs, 4-1-0-0. Ron Francis (3g, 0a), Josef Vasicek (2g, 1a), Jeff O’Neill (1g, 2a) and Jan Hlavac (1g, 2a) led the Hurricanes in scoring against Washington last season with three points each in the five-game set. The Hurricanes are 28-51-13-1 all-time against the Capitals, including a 15-22-9-1 home mark and a 13-29-4-0 record in Washington.

2003-04 SCORING LEADERS AND GOALTENDERS

HURRICANES
GP G A TP
11 Williams 52 7 21 28
92 O'Neill 51 10 17 27
63 Vasicek 51 14 11 25
12 Staal 51 9 14 23
Goalies GP GAA W-L-T SV%
1 Storr 13 3.04 0-8-2 .877
80 Weekes 43 2.09 17-17-7 .919
CAPITALS
GP G A TP
620 Lang 50 23 35 58
55 Gonchar 49 5 38 43
12 Bondra 45 12 17 29
9 Zubrus 40 11 13 24
Goalies GP GAA W-L-T SV%
37 Kolzig 42 2.96 12-26-4 .901
1 Stana 6 3.13 1-2-0 .890

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 53 40 9 4 175 120 84
2 FLA 55 32 17 6 153 127 70
3 NYR 55 31 18 6 157 140 68
4 DET 55 28 18 9 138 134 65
5 NYI 53 29 18 6 150 131 64
6 TBL 54 30 20 4 144 130 64
7 BOS 54 29 19 6 159 148 64
8 PIT 54 28 19 7 139 136 63
9 NJD 55 27 21 7 122 123 61
10 CAR 55 24 21 10 131 143 58
11 MTL 56 27 25 4 151 151 58
12 PHI 53 24 20 9 127 138 57
13 OTT 56 25 25 6 157 173 56
14 BUF 56 22 28 6 131 155 50
15 CBJ 56 22 28 6 140 173 50
16 TOR 53 19 25 9 122 149 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Faulk 54 15 19 -13 34
J. Skinner 55 19 12 -3 31
V. Rask 53 12 19 0 31
J. Staal 55 12 19 7 31
K. Versteeg 54 10 21 1 31
E. Staal 55 9 21 1 30
E. Lindholm 55 8 16 -9 24
A. Nestrasil 48 8 12 0 20
J. Nordstrom 44 5 10 2 15
R. Hainsey 55 3 11 -12 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 15 11 7 .909 2.34
E. Lack 9 10 3 .901 2.74
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