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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 MTL 74 46 20 8 195 162 100
2 NYR 72 46 19 7 219 167 99
3 TBL 74 46 21 7 242 191 99
4 NYI 75 44 26 5 228 208 93
5 PIT 74 40 23 11 204 186 91
6 DET 72 39 21 12 208 195 90
7 WSH 73 39 24 10 212 180 88
8 OTT 72 37 24 11 212 190 85
9 BOS 74 36 25 13 195 193 85
10 FLA 73 33 26 14 180 201 80
11 PHI 75 30 29 16 196 216 76
12 NJD 73 31 31 11 164 186 73
13 CBJ 73 34 35 4 198 228 72
14 CAR 73 27 36 10 170 201 64
15 TOR 74 27 41 6 193 237 60
16 BUF 74 20 46 8 141 249 48

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Faulk 73 14 32 -18 46
E. Staal 68 20 27 -13 47
E. Lindholm 72 16 20 -21 36
J. Skinner 68 18 12 -22 30
V. Rask 71 11 19 -12 30
R. Nash 67 8 17 -10 25
N. Gerbe 69 7 17 -13 24
J. McClement 73 7 13 -3 20
A. Nestrasil 45 7 13 4 20
J. Staal 37 4 15 -9 19
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 19 21 5 .910 2.43
A. Khudobin 8 15 5 .903 2.62