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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES vs. PHILADELPHIA

Monday, 03.22.2004 / 4:03 PM / News
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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES vs. PHILADELPHIA
CAROLINA HURRICANES (26-30-13-6, 71 pts., 4th Southeast Division)
vs.
PHILADELPHIA FLYERS (38-18-14-6, 96 pts., 1st Atlantic Division)
Tuesday, March 23, 7 p.m., RBC Center, Raleigh, N.C.

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 return to the RBC Center on Tuesday to face the Philadelphia Flyers at 7 p.m. in the first game of a two-game home stand. Carolina is returning to Raleigh following a five-game road swing that saw the team gain eight of a possible 10 points in Tampa Bay, Atlanta, Chicago, Pittsburgh and Ottawa. The Hurricanes will play host to Southeast Division rival Florida on Thursday to wrap up the two-game home stand.

Carolina has earned at least one point in each of its last 11 road games (2/23-3/20: 7-0-1-3), breaking a franchise record (previously 9 – 12/8/01-1/10/02: 6-0-1-2) and including wins in five of the last seven road games (3/5-3/20: 5-0-0-2). The team returns to the road on Saturday at Long Island’s Nassau Coliseum to take on the Islanders.

PRACTICE SCHEDULE

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.
March 28 Sunday TBC  
March 29 Monday Office Depot Center 11:30 a.m.
March 30 Tuesday RBC Center TBD

CAROLINA NOTES
On March 20 at Ottawa, defenseman Sean Hill capped a five-game road swing with a goal and an assist in Carolina’s 3-2 overtime win against the Senators. The points were his sixth and seventh of the five-game journey (3/13-3/20: 4g, 3a), and gave Hill his third multiple-point game of the trip. The team’s leader in ice time this season also averaged 28:14 per game, including three 30-plus minute games, and finished the road trip with a plus-3 rating. And, as reward for his and his teammates’ work, the Hurricanes went 3-0-0-2 on the road swing, gaining eight of a possible 10 points and tying the franchise record for most successful five-game road trip. The Duluth, Minn., native has recorded 26 points in the team’s last 33 games (1/11-3/20: 9g, 17a), including 19 points in the last 23 games (1/31-3/20: 7g, 10a) and 10 points (3/6-3/20: 4g, 6a) in the last nine games.

CAROLINA AT HOME: 12-15-8-2
CAROLINA ON THE ROAD: 14-15-5-4
CAROLINA ON THE POWER PLAY: 40-of-355 (11.3%)
CAROLINA SHORTHANDED: 272-of-332 (81.9%)

CAROLINA INJURY UPDATE
Winger Pavel Brendl, fractured collarbone, 2/23 @ TOR, expected to miss 4-6 weeks, missed 14 games (2/25-3/20)
Winger Jeff O'Neill, right shoulder surgery, 3/12, missed eight games (3/8-3/20)
Forward Marty Murray, fractured left hand, expected to miss four weekes, missed seven games (3/10-3/20)
Defenseman Bruno St. Jacques, abdominal strain, day-to-day, missed five games (3/13-3/20)

AGAINST THE PHILADELPHIA FLYERS
The Hurricanes and the Flyers meet for the fourth and final time this season on Tuesday at the RBC Center. The teams skated to a 4-4 tie on Oct. 25 at Wachovia Center to open the season series and tied again on Nov. 18 in Raleigh, 2-2. The Flyers took the teams’ last meeting on Nov. 28 in Philadelphia. Niclas Wallin (3g, 0a) and Erik Cole (0g, 3a) lead Carolina in this year’s season series.

Last season, the Hurricanes and the Flyers went to overtime in three of their four meetings. Philadelphia scored an overtime victory on Nov. 5 at the RBC Center, and the teams’ other two overtime games – Nov. 15 and Feb. 15 – ended tied. The Flyers won the only game to end in regulation in 2002-03, March 13 in Raleigh, by a score of 5-3. Jeff O’Neill led all Hurricanes scorers against the Flyers in last season’s four-game set with two goals and two assists. Carolina is 22-47-14-3 all-time against Philadelphia, including a 13-20-9-1 home record and a 9-27-5-2 road mark.

2003-04 SCORING LEADERS AND GOALTENDERS

HURRICANES
GP G A TP
11 Williams 73 11 29 40
26 Cole 74 17 22 39
63 Vasicek 75 17 21 38
22 Hill 73 12 25 37
Goalies GP GAA W-L-T SV%
1 Irbe 6 1.96 4-1-1 .915
80 Weekes 61 2.24 22-27-10 .914
FLYERS
GP G A TP
8 Recchi 76 26 46 72
26 Handzus 76 17 38 55
10 LeClair 69 22 28 50
11 Amonte 74 19 31 50
Goalies GP GAA W-L-T SV%
42 Esche 36 1.87 21-8-6 .923
33 Hackett 27 2.39 10-10-6 .905
41 Burke 12 2.96 4-5-2 .899

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 64 41 18 5 172 142 87
2 NYR 63 39 17 7 197 155 85
3 NYI 65 41 21 3 207 182 85
4 TBL 65 39 20 6 213 171 84
5 DET 62 36 15 11 182 160 83
6 PIT 63 36 18 9 182 158 81
7 WSH 65 35 20 10 193 162 80
8 BOS 62 31 22 9 165 161 71
9 FLA 64 28 23 13 156 181 69
10 OTT 62 28 23 11 176 167 67
11 PHI 64 27 25 12 170 186 66
12 NJD 64 27 27 10 144 165 64
13 TOR 64 26 33 5 173 195 57
14 CBJ 63 26 33 4 163 201 56
15 CAR 62 24 31 7 144 167 55
16 BUF 64 19 40 5 123 215 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Faulk 62 12 28 -18 40
E. Staal 57 18 20 -12 38
E. Lindholm 61 11 16 -18 27
J. Skinner 57 16 10 -17 26
N. Gerbe 58 7 16 -10 23
R. Nash 59 7 15 -10 22
V. Rask 60 8 12 -16 20
J. McClement 62 6 13 3 19
J. Staal 26 4 12 -4 16
A. Nestrasil 34 4 11 4 15
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 17 20 4 .911 2.43
A. Khudobin 7 11 3 .905 2.61