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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 MTL 65 41 18 6 175 146 88
2 NYI 66 42 21 3 211 185 87
3 TBL 66 40 20 6 217 173 86
4 NYR 63 39 17 7 197 155 85
5 DET 63 36 16 11 184 165 83
6 PIT 63 36 18 9 182 158 81
7 WSH 66 35 21 10 194 164 80
8 BOS 63 31 22 10 168 165 72
9 FLA 65 28 23 14 159 185 70
10 OTT 63 29 23 11 179 169 69
11 PHI 65 28 25 12 173 187 68
12 NJD 65 27 28 10 146 168 64
13 CBJ 64 27 33 4 166 203 58
14 TOR 65 26 34 5 175 199 57
15 CAR 63 24 32 7 145 170 55
16 BUF 65 19 41 5 125 218 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Faulk 63 12 28 -17 40
E. Staal 58 18 20 -13 38
J. Skinner 58 16 11 -17 27
E. Lindholm 62 11 16 -19 27
R. Nash 60 8 15 -9 23
N. Gerbe 59 7 16 -11 23
V. Rask 61 8 12 -16 20
J. McClement 63 6 13 1 19
J. Staal 27 4 12 -5 16
A. Nestrasil 35 4 11 4 15
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 17 20 4 .911 2.43
A. Khudobin 7 12 3 .903 2.63