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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

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 252 192 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 221 189 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 262 211 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 242 203 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 252 230 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 235 221 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 238 215 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 221 210 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 213 211 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 206 223 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 236 250 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 215 234 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 181 216 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 188 226 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 211 262 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 161 274 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 77 23 31 -13 54
J. Faulk 82 15 34 -19 49
E. Lindholm 81 17 22 -23 39
V. Rask 80 11 22 -14 33
J. Skinner 77 18 13 -24 31
N. Gerbe 78 10 18 -14 28
R. Nash 68 8 17 -10 25
J. Staal 46 6 18 -6 24
J. Liles 57 2 20 -9 22
J. McClement 82 7 14 -7 21
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 22 24 5 .910 2.40
A. Khudobin 8 17 6 .900 2.72