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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES at COLORADO

Monday, 02.2.2004 / 5:47 PM ET / 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

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 54 40 10 4 178 124 84
2 FLA 56 32 18 6 153 132 70
3 NYR 55 31 18 6 157 140 68
4 BOS 55 30 19 6 163 150 66
5 DET 55 28 18 9 138 134 65
6 TBL 54 30 20 4 144 130 64
7 NYI 54 29 19 6 153 137 64
8 PIT 54 28 19 7 139 136 63
9 NJD 56 28 21 7 124 124 63
10 CAR 56 25 21 10 137 146 60
11 PHI 54 24 20 10 128 140 58
12 MTL 56 27 25 4 151 151 58
13 OTT 57 25 26 6 159 177 56
14 CBJ 57 23 28 6 144 175 52
15 BUF 56 22 28 6 131 155 50
16 TOR 54 20 25 9 127 151 49

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Faulk 54 15 19 -13 34
V. Rask 54 14 19 2 33
J. Staal 56 12 21 8 33
J. Skinner 56 19 13 -1 32
K. Versteeg 55 11 21 1 32
E. Staal 56 9 21 0 30
E. Lindholm 56 8 17 -9 25
A. Nestrasil 49 9 12 1 21
J. Nordstrom 45 5 11 2 16
R. Hainsey 56 3 11 -11 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 16 11 7 .909 2.35
E. Lack 9 10 3 .901 2.74
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