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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 x - MTL 77 47 22 8 203 174 102
2 x - NYR 75 47 21 7 228 177 101
3 x - TBL 77 47 23 7 249 201 101
4 PIT 76 42 23 11 210 190 95
5 NYI 77 45 27 5 235 215 95
6 DET 75 40 23 12 220 206 92
7 WSH 76 41 25 10 223 188 92
8 BOS 76 38 25 13 201 196 89
9 OTT 75 37 26 12 218 203 86
10 FLA 76 35 26 15 190 207 85
11 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
12 CBJ 75 36 35 4 207 232 76
13 NJD 76 31 33 12 168 194 74
14 CAR 75 28 36 11 174 204 67
15 TOR 76 28 42 6 198 244 62
16 BUF 76 21 47 8 148 255 50

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 70 21 28 -12 49
J. Faulk 75 15 32 -17 47
E. Lindholm 74 16 21 -19 37
J. Skinner 70 18 13 -21 31
V. Rask 73 11 20 -12 31
R. Nash 68 8 17 -10 25
N. Gerbe 71 8 17 -13 25
J. McClement 75 7 13 -3 20
A. Nestrasil 47 7 13 4 20
J. Staal 39 4 16 -7 20
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 20 21 5 .911 2.40
A. Khudobin 8 15 6 .904 2.60