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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES vs. FLORIDA

Monday, 02.16.2004 / 9:47 AM ET / News
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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES vs. FLORIDA
CAROLINA HURRICANES (17-27-11-2, 47 pts., 4th Southeast Division)
at
FLORIDA PANTHERS (20-24-11-3, 54 pts., 2nd Southeast Division)
Monday, Feb. 16, 7 p.m., RBC Center, Raleigh, N.C.

 

GAME NIGHT
The Carolina Hurricanes begin a three-game home stand on Monday against division rival Florida. The Hurricanes and Panthers have not met since Oct. 13. Carolina will play host to Toronto on Thursday and Boston on Saturday before returning to the road for four consecutive games away from Raleigh.

Injured 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 57 of the team's games this season. Right wing Jeff O'Neill has 28 points (11g, 17a) while playing in all 57 of Carolina's games.

ON THE AIR
Television: Fox-DT
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. 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.
Feb. 22 Sunday RecZone 11 a.m.
Feb. 23 Monday Air Canada Centre 11:30 a.m.
Feb. 24 Tuesday RBC Center TBD

CAROLINA NOTES
Hurricanes forward Josef Vasicek has 11 points (4g, 7a) in the last 14 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 17 games, defenseman Sean Hill has nine assists and 12 points in the last 15 games and winger Erik Cole has five points (3g, 2a) in the last eight games.

MILESTONE WATCH
Captain Ron Francis is one goal shy of Maurice Richard (544) on the NHL's all-time goal-scoring list... Winger Jeff O'Neill is one goals shy of Geoff Sanderson (196) for fourth on the franchise's all-time goal-scoring list...

CAROLINA AT HOME: 10-12-7-1
CAROLINA ON THE ROAD: 7-15-4-1
CAROLINA ON THE POWER PLAY: 30-of-258 (11.6%)
CAROLINA SHORTHANDED: 196-of-243 (80.7%)

CAROLINA INJURY UPDATE
Defenseman Aaron Ward, left wrist, surgery 1/21, out approx. six weeks, missed 10 games (1/21-2/14)
Center Kevyn Adams, left MCL, injured 1/29, out approx. three-four weeks, missed five games (1/31-2/14)
Defenseman Bob Boughner, knee, day-to-day, missed four games (2/3-2/14)
Winger Justin Williams, broken left wrist, 2/12, IR, out approx. six weeks, missed one game (2/14)
Center Rod Brind'Amour, strained left elbow, day-to-day, missed one game (2/14)

CAROLINA / PATHERS NOTES
The Hurricanes and the Panthers meet for their third of six match ups during the 2003-04 regular season. Florida won the teams' initial meeting on Oct. 9 in Sunrise, 3-1 before the teams skated to a 2-2 tie on Oct. 13 at the RBC Center. The teams will meet again for two meetings in March before playing each other in the regular-season finale on April 4, at the Office Depot Center.

The Panthers won four of the teams' five 2002-03 regular-season match ups, including the three meetings in Sunrise. The Hurricanes were led by Erik Cole, Ron Francis, Sean Hill and Jeff O'Neill, who each recorded three points against Florida in the five-game regular-season series. The Hurricanes post an 18-18-10-1 all-time record against the Panthers, including an 11-9-3-0 home mark and a 7-9-7-1 road record.

2003-04 SCORING LEADERS AND GOALTENDERS

HURRICANES
GP G A TP
11 Williams 57 9 22 31
63 Vasicek 57 15 14 29
92 O'Neill 57 11 17 28
26 Cole 55 10 16 26
Goalies GP GAA W-L-T SV%
1 Storr 14 2.91 0-8-2 .878
80 Weekes 49 2.29 17-21-9 .913
PANTHERS
GP G A TP
8 Bure 46 17 21 38
12 Jokinen 58 18 17 35
25 Kozlov 48 11 16 27
26 Van Ryn 55 10 15 25
Goalies GP GAA W-L-T SV%
1 Luongo 51 2.41 17-24-10 .931
31 Shields 11 3.38 3-3-1 .881

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - MTL 76 47 21 8 200 169 102
2 x - NYR 74 47 20 7 226 172 101
3 TBL 76 46 23 7 244 198 99
4 PIT 75 41 23 11 207 188 93
5 NYI 76 44 27 5 230 211 93
6 DET 74 40 22 12 216 201 92
7 WSH 75 40 25 10 218 186 90
8 BOS 75 37 25 13 199 195 87
9 OTT 74 37 25 12 216 199 86
10 FLA 75 34 26 15 186 205 83
11 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
12 CBJ 75 36 35 4 207 232 76
13 NJD 75 31 32 12 167 192 74
14 CAR 74 28 36 10 173 202 66
15 TOR 76 28 42 6 198 244 62
16 BUF 75 20 47 8 144 254 48

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 69 21 28 -11 49
J. Faulk 74 15 32 -17 47
E. Lindholm 73 16 21 -19 37
J. Skinner 69 18 13 -21 31
V. Rask 72 11 20 -11 31
R. Nash 68 8 17 -10 25
N. Gerbe 70 7 17 -13 24
J. McClement 74 7 13 -3 20
A. Nestrasil 46 7 13 4 20
J. Staal 38 4 16 -7 20
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 20 21 5 .911 2.40
A. Khudobin 8 15 5 .903 2.62