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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES at TAMPA BAY

Saturday, 03.13.2004 / 11:21 AM ET / News
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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES at TAMPA BAY
CAROLINA HURRICANES (23-30-13-4, 63 pts., 4th Southeast Division)
vs.
TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING (41-17-8-5, 95 pts., 1st Southeast Division)
Saturday, March 13, 7:30 p.m., St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa, Fla.

ON THE AIR
Television: Fox Sports Net
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

GAME NIGHT
The Carolina Hurricanes open a five-game road swing on Saturday at Tampa Bay against the division-leading Lightning. Carolina has earned at least one point in each of its last six road games (2/23-3/8: 4-0-1-1), and is unbeaten in its last three road games (2/29-3/8: 2-0-1-0), including wins in the last two (3/5-3/8: 2-0-0-0). The Hurricanes capped a two-game home stand with a 4-2 win against Atlanta on Friday.

PRACTICE SCHEDULE

March 13 Saturday St. Pete Times Forum 11:30 a.m.
March 14 Sunday Philips Arena noon
March 15 Monday Philips Arena 11:30 a.m.
March 16 Tuesday Johnny's Ice House 2:20 p.m.
March 17 Wednesday United Center 11:30 a.m.
March 18 Thursday Mellon Arena noon
March 19 Friday Mellon Arena 11:30 a.m.
March 20 Saturday Corel Centre 11:30 a.m.
March 21 Sunday RecZone TBD
March 22 Monday RBC Center 11 a.m.
March 23 Tuesday RBC Center 10:30 a.m.

CAROLINA NOTES
While Hurricanes wingers Kevyn Adams and Craig Adams are not biologically related, the two have been playing like twins recently. The duo has racked up 10 of its combined 28 points on the season in the Hurricanes’ last eight games (2/29-3/12: 3g, 7a). In that span, Kevyn has scored one goal and added five assists and Craig has scored two goals and earned two assists… With the Hurricanes’ 3-2 overtime win at Atlanta on March 5, Carolina netminder Kevin Weekes notched his 20th win of 2003-04, matching his career high for wins in a season (2000-01 with Tampa Bay). He broke that mark when he made 23 saves against the Thrashers on March 13 at the RBC Center for his 21st win of the year. Weekes currently posts a 2.25 goals-against average, a 21-25-10 record and a .914 save percentage while playing in 58 of Carolina’s 70 games.

MILESTONE WATCH
Center Rod Brind’Amour is two points shy of 900 NHL points.

CAROLINA AT HOME: 12-15-8-2
CAROLINA ON THE ROAD: 11-15-5-2
CAROLINA ON THE POWER PLAY: 37-of-324 (11.4%)
CAROLINA SHORTHANDED: 256-of-312 (82.1%)

CAROLINA INJURY UPDATE
Winger Pavel Brendl, fractured collarbone, 2/23 @ TOR, expected to miss 4-6 weeks, missed nine games (2/25-3/12)
Winger Jeff O'Neill, right shoulder surgery, 3/12, missed three games (3/8-3/12)
Forward Marty Murray, fractured left hand, expected to miss four weekes, missed two games (3/10-3/12)

CAROLINA / LIGHTNING NOTES
The Hurricanes and the Lightning meet for the sixth and final time during the 2003-04 season, Saturday at St. Pete Times Forum. The teams tied in two of their three November meetings, 1-1 on Nov. 9 in Raleigh and 0-0 on Nov. 23, also in Raleigh. The Lightning scored two wins at St. Pete Times Forum against the Hurricanes earlier this season, 4-3 on Nov. 1 and 5-4 on Jan. 15. Tampa Bay took the teams’ most recent meeting, a 4-2 decision on March 10 at the RBC Center.

The Hurricanes were winless against Tampa Bay in 2002-03 for the first season in franchise history, notching just three points in the five games between the teams (0-2-2-1). Ron Francis led all Hurricanes in scoring against Tampa Bay last season with three points (1g, 2a) in five games. The Hurricanes are 23-18-10-1 all-time against the Lightning, including a 15-4-7-1 home mark and an 8-14-3-0 record in Tampa.

2003-04 SCORING LEADERS AND GOALTENDERS

HURRICANES
GP G A TP
63 Vasicek 70 16 19 35
11 Williams 68 11 24 35
26 Cole 69 16 19 35
92 O'Neill 67 14 20 34
Goalies GP GAA W-L-T SV%
1 Irbe 4 1.97 2-1-1 .911
80 Weekes 58 2.25 21-25-10 .914
LIGHTNING
GP G A TP
26 St. Louis 71 34 50 84
61 Stillman 70 22 46 68
19 Richards 71 22 46 68
4 Lecavalier 70 29 29 58
Goalies GP GAA W-L-T SV%
47 Grahame 25 1.86 16-7-1 .918
35 Khabibulin 48 2.31 25-15-7 .911

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 50 37 9 4 163 112 78
2 FLA 52 31 15 6 143 115 68
3 NYR 52 29 18 5 148 134 63
4 TBL 51 29 18 4 137 118 62
5 BOS 52 28 18 6 151 137 62
6 DET 52 26 18 8 130 131 60
7 PIT 51 26 18 7 132 130 59
8 NJD 53 26 20 7 119 120 59
9 NYI 50 26 18 6 135 126 58
10 CAR 53 24 21 8 129 141 56
11 PHI 50 23 18 9 119 130 55
12 MTL 53 25 24 4 142 142 54
13 OTT 53 24 23 6 148 165 54
14 BUF 53 21 26 6 120 139 48
15 TOR 51 19 23 9 117 140 47
16 CBJ 54 21 28 5 135 168 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Faulk 53 15 19 -13 34
V. Rask 51 12 19 1 31
K. Versteeg 52 10 21 1 31
J. Skinner 53 18 12 -3 30
J. Staal 53 12 18 7 30
E. Staal 53 9 21 0 30
E. Lindholm 53 8 16 -8 24
A. Nestrasil 46 7 12 -1 19
J. Nordstrom 42 5 9 2 14
R. Hainsey 53 3 11 -12 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 15 11 5 .905 2.43
E. Lack 9 10 3 .901 2.74
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