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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES at N.Y. ISLANDERS

Friday, 03.26.2004 / 3:55 PM ET / News
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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES at N.Y. ISLANDERS
CAROLINA HURRICANES (27-31-13-6, 74 pts., 3rd Southeast Division)
at
NEW YORK ISLANDERS (36-27-10-4, 86 pts., 3rd Atlantic Division)
Saturday, March 27, 7 p.m., Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, N.Y.

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 play the first of two consecutive road games on Saturday at Nassau Coliseum, a 7 p.m. match up against the NY Islanders. The Hurricanes closed out their two-game home stand with a 3-2 win against division rival Florida on Thursday. Carolina opened that home stand on Tuesday with a hard-fought, 4-2 loss to Atlantic Division-leader Philadelphia.

PRACTICE SCHEDULE

March 26 Friday RecZone noon
March 27 Saturday Nassau Coliseum 11:30 a.m.
March 28 Sunday Office Depot Center 11:30 a.m.
March 29 Monday Office Depot Center 11:30 a.m.
March 30 Tuesday RBC Center TBD
March 31 Wednesday RBC Center 11 a.m.
April 1 Thursday RBC Center 11 a.m.
April 2 Friday RBC Center 10:30 a.m.
April 3 Saturday RBC Center 11 a.m.
April 4 Sunday Office Depot Center 11:30 a.m.

CAROLINA NOTES
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). In their most recent five-game road swing, the Hurricanes went 3-0-0-2, tying the franchise record for points gained (8 of 10) in a five-game road trip.

MILESTONE WATCH
Carolina defenseman Glen Wesley will play his 700th game with the Hurricanes with his next game played. He ranks third on the franchise’s all-time games-played list behind only Ron Francis and Kevin Dineen. ... Center Kevyn Adams is just two points shy of 100 for his NHL career.

CAROLINA AT HOME: 13-16-8-2
CAROLINA ON THE ROAD: 14-15-5-4
CAROLINA ON THE POWER PLAY: 40-of-364 (11.0%)
CAROLINA SHORTHANDED: 275-of-335 (82.1%)

CAROLINA INJURY UPDATE
Winger Pavel Brendl, fractured collarbone, 2/23 @ TOR, expected to miss 4-6 weeks, missed 16 games (2/25-3/25)
Winger Jeff O'Neill, right shoulder surgery, 3/12, missed 10 games (3/8-3/25)
Forward Marty Murray, fractured left hand, expected to miss four weekes, missed nine games (3/10-3/25)
Defenseman Bruno St. Jacques, abdominal strain, day-to-day, missed seven games (3/13-3/25)
Winger Justin Williams, sprained ankle, day-to-day, missed one game (3/25)

AGAINST THE NEW YORK ISLANDERS
The Hurricanes and the Islanders meet for the third of four match ups during 2003-04, and the first of two in the next seven days. The Hurricanes downed the Islanders 2-0 on Nov. 26 in the team’s first meeting this season behind Kevin Weekes’ 28-save shutout performance. Bret Hedican (1g, 1a) led the Hurricanes with two points in that game. Rookie Trent Hunter factored on all three goals in the teams’ Jan. 23 meeting in Raleigh, a 3-2 Islanders victory. Carolina and the Islanders wrap the four-game season series on April 2 in Raleigh, the Hurricanes final game at the RBC Center this season.

The Hurricanes and Islanders split last season’s four-game set with each team winning once and losing once on home ice. Carolina scored victories against the Islanders on Oct. 30 (4-2 at RBC Center) and Dec. 28 (3-0 at Nassau Coliseum), and New York won on Oct. 22 (4-1 at Nassau Coliseum) and April 6 (2-1 at RBC Center) last season. Rod Brind’Amour (2g, 2a) and Sami Kapanen (3g, 1a) led the Hurricanes in last season’s four-game set. Carolina posts a 40-36-9-2 all-time record against the Islanders, including a 21-17-5-1 mark at home and a 19-19-4-1 record at Nassau Coliseum.

2003-04 SCORING LEADERS AND GOALTENDERS

HURRICANES
GP G A TP
11 Williams 74 11 30 41
63 Vasicek 77 18 22 40
26 Cole 75 17 22 39
22 Hill 75 12 25 37
Goalies GP GAA W-L-T SV%
1 Irbe 7 1.96 5-1-1 .914
80 Weekes 62 2.27 22-28-10 .913
ISLANDERS
GP G A TP
7 Hunter 72 24 24 48
55 Blake 75 22 25 47
21 Czerkawski 76 23 22 45
12 Kvasha 76 14 31 45
Goalies GP GAA W-L-T SV%
39 DiPietro 46 2.33 21-16-5 .913
30 Snow 39 2.80 14-15-5 .899

SCHEDULE

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 53 40 9 4 175 120 84
2 FLA 54 32 16 6 150 122 70
3 NYR 54 31 18 5 153 135 67
4 NYI 53 29 18 6 150 131 64
5 DET 54 28 18 8 136 132 64
6 BOS 54 29 19 6 159 148 64
7 TBL 53 29 20 4 140 127 62
8 PIT 53 27 19 7 138 135 61
9 NJD 55 27 21 7 122 123 61
10 MTL 55 27 24 4 147 145 58
11 PHI 53 24 20 9 127 138 57
12 CAR 54 24 21 9 130 142 57
13 OTT 56 25 25 6 157 173 56
14 CBJ 56 22 28 6 140 173 50
15 BUF 55 21 28 6 125 151 48
16 TOR 53 19 25 9 122 149 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Faulk 54 15 19 -13 34
J. Skinner 54 19 12 -3 31
V. Rask 52 12 19 0 31
J. Staal 54 12 19 8 31
K. Versteeg 53 10 21 1 31
E. Staal 54 9 21 0 30
E. Lindholm 54 8 16 -9 24
A. Nestrasil 47 7 12 0 19
J. Nordstrom 43 5 9 2 14
R. Hainsey 54 3 11 -11 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 15 11 6 .908 2.38
E. Lack 9 10 3 .901 2.74
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