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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES at NEW JERSEY

Friday, 02.13.2004 / 12:45 PM ET / News
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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES at NEW JERSEY
CAROLINA HURRICANES (17-26-11-2, 47 pts., 4th Southeast Division)
at
NEW JERSEY DEVILS (28-16-10-1, 67 pts., 2nd Atlantic Division)
Saturday, Feb. 14, 12 p.m., Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford, N.J.

GAME NIGHT
The Carolina Hurricanes jaunt northward along Interstate 95 for a 12 p.m. Valentine’s Day match up against Eastern Conference rival New Jersey at Continental Airlines Arena. This marks the Hurricanes’ second game since the NHL All-Star break after they skated to a 3-3 tie with Washington at the RBC Center on Thursday.

Winger Justin Williams leads the Hurricanes with 31 points (9g, 22a) this season. Forward Josef Vasicek leads the team in goals (15), power-play goals (6) and ranks second on the team with 29 points while playing in all 56 of the team’s games this season. Right wing Jeff O’Neill has 27 points (10g, 17a) while playing in all 56 of Carolina’s games.

ON THE AIR
Television: none
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. 14 Saturday none
Feb. 15 Sunday RecZone 11 a.m.
Feb. 16 Monday RBC Center 10:30 a.m.
Feb. 17 Tuesday RBC Center 11 a.m.
Feb. 18 Wednesday RBC Center 11 a.m.
Feb. 19 Thursday RBC Center 10:30 a.m.
Feb. 20 Friday RBC Center 11 a.m.
Feb. 21 Saturday RBC Center 10:30 a.m.

CAROLINA NOTES
Hurricanes forward Josef Vasicek has 11 points (4g, 7a) in the last 13 games. The 23-year-old notched the 100th point of his Hurricanes/NHL career when he netted his sixth power-play goal of the season against Anaheim’s Martin Gerber on Feb. 4. Similarly, captain Ron Francis has notched 11 points (1g, 10a) in the last 16 games, defenseman Sean Hill has nine assists and 12 points in the last 14 games and winger Erik Cole has five points (3g, 2a) in the last seven games.

CAROLINA AT HOME: 10-12-7-1
CAROLINA ON THE ROAD: 7-14-4-1
CAROLINA ON THE POWER PLAY: 30-of-257 (11.7%)
CAROLINA SHORTHANDED: 195-of-241 (80.9%)

CAROLINA INJURY UPDATE
Defenseman Aaron Ward, left wrist, surgery 1/21, out approx. six weeks, missed nine games (1/21-2/12)
Center Kevyn Adams, left MCL, injured 1/29, out approx. three-four weeks, missed fou games (1/31-2/12) Defenseman Bob Boughner, knee, day-to-day, missed three games (2/3-2/12)

CAROLINA / DEVILS NOTES
The Hurricanes and the Devils meet for their third of four match ups during the 2003-04 regular season. New Jersey won the team’s first contest 2-1 on Oct. 11 at the RBC Center, but the Hurricanes returned the favor with a 2-1 victory at Continental Airlines Arena on Jan. 21. The teams will meet once more this season, March 6 at the RBC Center.

The Devils and Hurricanes split their four-game, 2002-03 regular-season series, each team winning once and losing once at home. The Hurricanes were led by Jeff O’Neill, who recorded four points (2g, 2a) against New Jersey in the four-game series. Carolina posts a 34-40-12-1 all-time mark against the New Jersey franchise, including a 18-17-8-0 home record and a 16-23-4-1 road record.

2003-04 SCORING LEADERS AND GOALTENDERS

HURRICANES
GP G A TP
11 Williams 57 9 22 31
63 Vasicek 56 15 14 29
92 O'Neill 56 10 17 27
26 Cole 55 10 16 26
Goalies GP GAA W-L-T SV%
1 Storr 14 2.91 0-8-2 .878
80 Weekes 48 2.25 17-20-9 .914
DEVILS
GP G A TP
26 Elias 55 20 23 43
27 Niedermayer 54 9 22 31
23 Gomez 53 5 24 29
28 Rafalski 55 4 23 27
Goalies GP GAA W-L-T SV%
30 Brodeur 51 1.99 25-17-9 .917
35 Schwab 3 0.64 2-0-1 .971

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 252 192 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 221 189 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 262 211 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 242 203 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 252 230 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 235 221 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 238 215 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 221 210 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 213 211 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 206 223 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 236 250 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 215 234 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 181 216 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 188 226 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 211 262 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 161 274 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 77 23 31 -13 54
J. Faulk 82 15 34 -19 49
E. Lindholm 81 17 22 -23 39
V. Rask 80 11 22 -14 33
J. Skinner 77 18 13 -24 31
N. Gerbe 78 10 18 -14 28
R. Nash 68 8 17 -10 25
J. Staal 46 6 18 -6 24
J. Liles 57 2 20 -9 22
J. McClement 82 7 14 -7 21
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 22 24 5 .910 2.40
A. Khudobin 8 17 6 .900 2.72