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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES at COLORADO

Monday, 02.02.2004 / 5:47 PM / News
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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES at COLORADO
CAROLINA HURRICANES (17-24-10-2, 46 pts., 4th Southeast Division)
at
COLORADO AVALANCHE (29-11-9-3, 70 pts., 1st Northwest Division)
Tuesday, Feb. 3, 9 p.m., Pepsi Center, Denver

GAME NIGHT
The Carolina Hurricanes continue their three-game road swing on Tuesday at Denver’s Pepsi Center against the Colorado Avalanche. Carolina started the Western Conference road swing with a 4-4 tie on Saturday at Detroit’s Joe Louis Arena, and will complete its pre-All Star break schedule on Wednesday in Anaheim. The Hurricanes are unbeaten in their last four road games (1/16-1/31: 3-0-1-0).

Winger Justin Williams leads the Hurricanes with 30 points (9g, 21a) this season. Right wing Jeff O’Neill has 27 points (10g, 17a) while playing in all 53 of Carolina’s games. Forward Josef Vasicek carries a three-game points streak (1/27-1/31: 1g, 2a) into Tuesday’s game. Vasicek leads the team in goals (14), power-play goals (5) and ranks tied for second on the team with 27 points.

ON THE AIR
Television: Fox Sports Net (NC & SC)
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

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.
Feb. 11 Wednesday RecZone 11 a.m.
Feb. 12 Thursday RecZone 10:30 a.m.
Feb. 13 Friday RBC Center 11 a.m.
Feb. 14 Saturday none  
Feb. 15 Sunday RecZone 11 a.m.

CAROLINA NOTES
Hurricanes forward Josef Vasicek has nine points (3g, 6a) in the last 10 games, and carries a three-game points streak (1/27-1/31: 1g, 2a) into Tuesday’s game at Colorado. The 23-year-old is now two points shy of 100 for his Hurricanes/NHL career, and ranks second on the team with 27 points this season… Similarly, captain Ron Francis has notched 10 points (1g, 9a) in the last 13 games, defenseman Sean Hill has seven assists and nine points in the last 11 games and winger Erik Cole has three points (2g, 1a) in the last four games.

CAROLINA AT HOME: 10-12-6-1
CAROLINA ON THE ROAD: 7-12-4-1
CAROLINA ON THE POWER PLAY: 27-of-241 (11.2%)
CAROLINA SHORTHANDED: 182-of-223 (81.6%)

CAROLINA INJURY UPDATE
Defenseman Aaron Ward, left wrist, surgery 1/21, out approx. six weeks, missed sixgames (1/21-1/31)
Center Kevyn Adams, sprained MCL, injured 1/29, out approx. three-four weeks, missed one game (1/31)

CAROLINA / AVALANCHE NOTES
The Hurricanes and the Avalanche meet for the first and only time this season on Tuesday at Pepsi Center. Colorado won the teams’ lone meeting last season, 3-2 in overtime at the RBC Center on Jan. 12. Sean Hill and Jeff O’Neill scored the Hurricanes’ goals while Milan Hejduk scored twice for the Avalanche, including OT winner. The Hurricanes hold a 41-63-21-1 all-time record against Colorado, including a 24-25-12-1 home mark and a 17-38-9-0 road record.

2003-04 SCORING LEADERS AND GOALTENDERS

HURRICANES
GP G A TP
11 Williams 54 9 21 30
63 Vasicek 53 14 13 27
92 O'Neill 53 10 17 27
26 Cole 52 9 15 24
12 Staal 52 9 14 23
Goalies GP GAA W-L-T SV%
1 Storr 13 3.04 0-8-2 .877
80 Weekes 45 2.18 17-18-8 .916
AVALANCHE
GP G A TP
18 Tanguay 50 18 42 60
19 Sakic 51 22 33 55
23 Hejduk 52 25 26 51
21 Forsberg 26 15 28 43
Goalies GP GAA W-L-T SV%
1 Aebischer 40 2.08 22-10-7 .926
30 Sauve 13 2.63 7-4-2 .904

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 TBL 51 32 15 4 166 133 68
2 MTL 49 32 14 3 130 111 67
3 DET 50 29 12 9 149 129 67
4 NYI 49 32 16 1 158 139 65
5 PIT 50 28 14 8 145 129 64
6 BOS 50 27 16 7 134 124 61
7 NYR 47 28 15 4 139 112 60
8 WSH 50 25 15 10 147 129 60
9 FLA 47 21 16 10 115 132 52
10 PHI 51 22 22 7 140 151 51
11 OTT 48 20 19 9 136 136 49
12 TOR 51 22 25 4 144 156 48
13 NJD 50 19 22 9 113 138 47
14 CBJ 48 21 24 3 120 151 45
15 CAR 49 17 26 6 105 129 40
16 BUF 50 14 33 3 94 179 31

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 44 16 14 -6 30
J. Faulk 49 10 19 -15 29
E. Lindholm 48 9 11 -12 20
R. Nash 49 7 13 -4 20
J. Tlusty 42 12 7 -14 19
J. Skinner 44 10 9 -9 19
N. Gerbe 45 5 13 -7 18
V. Rask 49 6 9 -13 15
A. Sekera 47 1 14 -7 15
J. McClement 49 1 9 -2 10
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Khudobin 6 8 2 .914 2.41
C. Ward 11 18 4 .913 2.42