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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES at DETROIT

Friday, 01.30.2004 / 4:18 PM / 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 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