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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES at DETROIT

Friday, 01.30.2004 / 4:18 PM ET / News
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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES at DETROIT
CAROLINA HURRICANES (17-24-9-2, 45 pts., 4th Southeast Division)
at
DETROIT RED WINGS (29-15-7-2, 67 pts., 1st Central Division)
Saturday, Jan. 31, 7 p.m., Joe Louis Arena, Detroit

GAME NIGHT
The Carolina Hurricanes begin a three-game road trip on Saturday at Detroit’s Joe Louis Arena. The Hurricanes carry a season-best three-game road winning streak (1/16-1/27) into Saturday’s game against the Red Wings. Carolina will travel to Colorado on Sunday in preparation for Tuesday’s contest against the Avalanche at Pepsi Center, and round out its road swing the next night at Arrowhead Pond against the Mighty Ducks.

Recently acquired winger Justin Williams leads the Hurricanes with 30 points (9g, 21a) this season. Williams notched his first Hurricanes goal on Jan. 23 against the NY Islanders, and posted two goals in Carolina’s 5-3 loss to Washington on Thursday. Right wing Jeff O’Neill has 27 points (10g, 17a) while playing in all 52 of Carolina’s games. Forward Josef Vasicek leads the team in goals (14), power-play goals (5) and ranks third with 26 points.

ON THE AIR
Television: ESPN2, 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. 31 Saturday Joe Louis Arena 11:30 a.m.
Feb. 1 Sunday TBA  
Feb. 2 Monday Sun Microsystems Center 11 a.m.
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.
Feb. 6-8 Fri/Sat/Sun All-Star Break  
Feb. 9 Monday RecZone 2 p.m.
Feb. 10 Tuesday RecZone 11 a.m.

CAROLINA NOTES
Hurricanes captain Ron Francis is one goal shy of Maurice Richard (544) on the NHL’s all-time goal-scoring list. Winger Jeff O’Neill is two goals shy of Geoff Sanderson (196) for fourth on the franchise’s all-time goal-scoring list.

CAROLINA AT HOME: 10-12-6-1
CAROLINA ON THE ROAD: 7-12-3-1
CAROLINA ON THE POWER PLAY: 26-of-237 (11.0%)
CAROLINA SHORTHANDED: 177-of-216 (81.9%)

CAROLINA INJURY UPDATE
Defenseman Aaron Ward, left wrist, surgery 1/21, out approx. six weeks, missed five games (1/21-1/29)
Center Rod Brind'Amour, strained groin, missed three games (1/25-1/29)
Center Kevyn Adams, sprained MCL, injured 1/29, out approx. three-four weeks

CAROLINA / RED WINGS NOTES
The Hurricanes and the Red Wings finish January how they started the year’s first month, facing off this time at Joe Louis Arena in the second game of their two game season series. Detroit took the teams’ first meeting at the RBC Center on Jan. 2, 4-1. Last season, the Hurricanes took the teams’ lone meeting, 6-4 on Nov. 29 at the RBC Center. Jan Hlavac (3g, 0a) had a hat trick in that contest, scoring three power-play goals, and centerman Rod Brind’Amour (0g, 3a) notched a three-assist night. The Hurricanes hold a 24-28-7-1 all-time mark against the Red Wings, including a 17-12-1-0 home record and a 7-16-6-1 road record.

2003-04 SCORING LEADERS AND GOALTENDERS

HURRICANES
GP G A TP
11 Williams 53 9 21 30
92 O'Neill 52 10 17 27
63 Vasicek 52 14 12 26
26 Cole 51 9 14 23
12 Staal 52 9 14 23
Goalies GP GAA W-L-T SV%
1 Storr 13 3.04 0-8-2 .877
80 Weekes 44 2.14 17-18-7 .917
RED WINGS
GP G A TP
13 Datsyuk 53 24 26 50
17 Hull 52 18 29 47
14 Shanahan 53 17 19 36
23 Schneider 51 10 26 36
Goalies GP GAA W-L-T SV%
39 Hasek 14 2.20 8-3-2 .907
34 Legace 19 2.12 9-5-3 .918
31 Joseph 23 2.40 12-9-2 .907

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Skinner 82 28 23 -2 51
V. Rask 80 21 27 -6 48
J. Staal 82 20 28 6 48
E. Lindholm 82 11 28 -23 39
J. Faulk 64 16 21 -22 37
J. Nordstrom 71 10 14 1 24
A. Nestrasil 55 9 14 4 23
R. Nash 64 9 13 -5 22
N. Hanifin 79 4 18 -14 22
J. Slavin 63 2 18 1 20
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 23 17 10 .909 2.41
E. Lack 12 14 6 .901 2.81