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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES at OTTAWA

Monday, 03.22.2004 / 3:45 PM ET / News
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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES at OTTAWA
CAROLINA HURRICANES (25-30-13-6, 69 pts., 4th Southeast Division)
at
OTTAWA SENATORS (39-21-9-5, 92 pts., 2nd Northeast Division)
Saturday, March 20, 7 p.m., Corel Centre, Ottawa, Ont.

ON THE AIR
Television: Fox Sports Net (NC & SC)
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 wrap up their five-game road swing on Saturday at 7 p.m. against the Ottawa Senators at Corel Centre. Carolina has earned at least one point in each of its last 10 road games (2/23-3/19: 6-0-1-3), breaking a franchise record (previously 9 – 12/8/01-1/10/02: 6-0-1-2) and including wins in four of the last six road games (3/5-3/19: 4-0-0-2). The Hurricanes opened their current five-game road trip with a 5-1 win at Tampa Bay on March 13, but suffered a 1-0 overtime loss at Atlanta on March 15. The team rebounded on March 17 at United Center with a 3-2 win against the Blackhawks before falling 4-3 at Pittsburgh in overtime on Friday.

PRACTICE SCHEDULE

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.
March 24 Wednesday RBC Center 11 a.m.
March 25 Thursday RBC Center 10:30 a.m.
March 26 Friday RecZone 11 a.m.
March 27 Saturday Nassau Coliseum 11:30 a.m.

CAROLINA NOTES
Carolina suffered its sixth overtime loss of 2003-04 when Pittsburgh’s Aleksey Morozov scored 1:17 into the extra stanza. By earning a point in the game, the Hurricanes set a new franchise records for points earned in consecutive road games (10 – 2/23-3/19: 6-0-1-3; previously 9 – 12/8/01-1/10/02: 6-0-1-2). Sean Hill scored a power-play goal and added an assist on Bret Hedican’s first-period power-play marker for Hill’s sixth multiple-point game of the season. Kevyn Adams matched his career personal bests in goals and points in a season when he notched his ninth goal to put Carolina ahead 3-2 midway through the third period. Kevin Weekes played in his 61st game this season, matching his career high for games played in a season. Justin Williams earned the first assists on both Carolina power-play goals and Brett Lysak made his NHL debut.

CAROLINA AT HOME: 12-15-8-2
CAROLINA ON THE ROAD: 13-15-5-4
CAROLINA ON THE POWER PLAY: 40-of-353 (11.3%)
CAROLINA SHORTHANDED: 268-of-328 (81.7%)

CAROLINA INJURY UPDATE
Winger Pavel Brendl, fractured collarbone, 2/23 @ TOR, expected to miss 4-6 weeks, missed 13 games (2/25-3/19)
Winger Jeff O'Neill, right shoulder surgery, 3/12, missed seven games (3/8-3/19)
Forward Marty Murray, fractured left hand, expected to miss four weekes, missed six games (3/10-3/19)
Defenseman Bruno St. Jacques, abdominal strain, day-to-day, missed four games (3/13-3/19)
Center Eric Staal, torso, day-to-day, missed one game (3/19)

AGAINST THE OTTAWA SENATORS
The Hurricanes and the Senators meet for the fourth and final time this season, Saturday at the Corel Centre. Carolina will attempt to snap its 11-game winless streak against the Senators (10/9/01-1/20/04: 0-8-3-0), dating back to Carolina’s 3-2 overtime win in Ottawa on April 1, 2001. Ottawa downed the Hurricanes 6-1 in the teams’ first meeting this season on Nov. 20 at Corel Centre. Carolina tied the teams’ second game when Erik Cole went end-to-end and scored to make it 2-2 with 3:29 remaining in regulation. The Senators took the teams’ third meeting on Jan. 20 in Raleigh by a 3-1 margin.

Last season, the Senators went unbeaten (3-0-1-0) against the Hurricanes, posting two wins at home and a win and a tie at the RBC Center. Ron Francis (2g, 3a) and Jeff O’Neill (2g, 3a) led the Hurricanes with five points each in last season’s four-game set. Carolina has gone 28-18-8-0 against the Senators all time, including a 16-6-4-0 home record and a 12-12-4-0 record in Ottawa.

2003-04 SCORING LEADERS AND GOALTENDERS

HURRICANES
GP G A TP
26 Cole 73 17 22 39
11 Williams 72 11 28 39
63 Vasicek 74 16 20 36
22 Hill 72 11 24 35
Goalies GP GAA W-L-T SV%
1 Irbe 5 1.97 3-1-1 .912
80 Weekes 61 2.24 22-27-10 .914
SENATORS
GP G A TP
18 Hossa 73 33 44 77
11 Alfredsson 70 29 45 74
9 Havlat 60 28 32 60
39 Spezza 72 19 32 51
Goalies GP GAA W-L-T SV%
1 Emery 1 1.00 1-0-0 .964
31 Prusek 24 1.91 14-5-2 .923
40 Lalime 53 2.30 24-21-7 .903

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - NYR 76 48 21 7 231 179 103
2 x - MTL 77 47 22 8 203 174 102
3 x - TBL 78 47 24 7 250 204 101
4 NYI 77 45 27 5 235 215 95
5 PIT 77 42 24 11 211 194 95
6 WSH 77 42 25 10 227 190 94
7 DET 76 40 23 13 221 208 93
8 BOS 77 39 25 13 204 198 91
9 OTT 76 38 26 12 220 204 88
10 FLA 77 35 27 15 192 210 85
11 PHI 77 31 29 17 202 220 79
12 CBJ 76 37 35 4 210 234 78
13 NJD 77 31 33 13 170 197 75
14 CAR 76 28 37 11 176 208 67
15 TOR 78 29 43 6 204 249 64
16 BUF 77 22 47 8 152 258 52

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 71 22 28 -12 50
J. Faulk 76 15 32 -19 47
E. Lindholm 75 16 21 -20 37
J. Skinner 71 18 13 -22 31
V. Rask 74 11 20 -13 31
N. Gerbe 72 9 17 -13 26
R. Nash 68 8 17 -10 25
J. McClement 76 7 13 -5 20
J. Staal 40 4 16 -6 20
J. Liles 51 2 17 -8 19
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 20 22 5 .909 2.43
A. Khudobin 8 15 6 .904 2.60