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HURRICANES ANNOUNCE 2004-05 REGULAR-SEASON SCHEDULE

Wednesday, 07.14.2004 / 3:20 PM / News
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HURRICANES ANNOUNCE 2004-05 REGULAR-SEASON SCHEDULE

Carolina hosts Atlanta at the RBC Center in Oct. 14 season opener

RALEIGH, N.C. (July 14, 2004) – Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the Carolina Hurricanes, today released the team’s schedule for the 2004-05 National Hockey League regular season. The Hurricanes will open the franchise’s eighth season in North Carolina, and 26th in the NHL, on Thursday, Oct. 14 at the RBC Center against Southeast Division rivals the Atlanta Thrashers.

The Hurricanes will play 22 of their 41 home games on weekends, including 15 games on Friday and Saturday nights, three more weekend night games than in 2003-04. Carolina’s weekend home schedule features two match-ups against defending champion Tampa Bay as well as games against the New York Rangers, Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins Toronto Maple Leafs and Washington Capitals, among others.

Breaking down the home schedule by day, the Hurricanes will play four games on Monday nights, three games on Tuesday nights, six games on Wednesday nights, six games on Thursday nights, 10 games on Friday nights, five games on Saturday nights and seven games on Sundays. All regular-season games at the RBC Center will begin at 7 p.m., except one Sunday game that will begin at 1:30 p.m., four Sunday games at 5 p.m., a New Year’s Eve match up against the New York Islanders at 8 p.m. and the season finale on Sunday, April 10 at 2 p.m.

Carolina will play each of its Southeast Division foes – Atlanta, Florida, Tampa Bay and Washington – six times, including three home contests against each divisional opponent. Atlanta will visit Raleigh first on Oct. 14 for the season opener, before defending division champion Tampa Bay makes its first 2003-04 visit on Nov. 27, two days after Thanksgiving. The Florida Panthers play at the RBC Center on Dec. 26 while Washington begins its three-game Raleigh schedule on Jan. 17.

NHL All-Star Weekend will be Feb.12-13, with the All-Star Game taking place Feb. 13 at Philips Arena in Atlanta.

The Hurricanes will open the 2004 preseason on Sept. 25 against Tampa Bay at Germain Arena in Estero, Fla., home of Carolina’s ECHL affiliate the Florida Everblades. Following back-to-back-to-back road exhibition games Sept. 27-29 at Florida, Tampa Bay and Atlanta, the Hurricanes will open their three-game home exhibition schedule on Oct. 1 against Florida. The team will celebrate the start of the 2004-05 season with its annual Caniac Carnival on Oct. 3, prior to the 1:30 p.m. exhibition game against Atlanta. Carolina will close the preseason with a home-and-home set against Washington, Oct. 8 at the RBC Center and Oct. 9 at the MCI Center.

Hurricanes full-season and mini-season ticket plans are currently available by calling 1-888-NHL-TIX1. Tickets for preseason games at the RBC Center will go on sale Sept. 18 at 10 a.m., while individual game tickets for all October and November regular-season games will go on sale Oct. 3. Tickets can be purchased at the RBC Center box office or by calling TicketMaster at 919-834-4000.

SCHEDULE

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 62 41 16 5 171 135 87
2 NYI 64 41 21 2 205 179 84
3 NYR 61 38 17 6 192 152 82
4 TBL 63 38 19 6 207 167 82
5 DET 61 35 15 11 180 159 81
6 PIT 61 35 17 9 176 152 79
7 WSH 63 33 20 10 184 159 76
8 BOS 62 31 22 9 165 161 71
9 FLA 62 27 22 13 150 175 67
10 PHI 63 27 25 11 168 183 65
11 OTT 60 27 23 10 171 163 64
12 NJD 63 26 27 10 141 164 62
13 CBJ 61 26 31 4 157 191 56
14 CAR 61 24 30 7 142 162 55
15 TOR 62 25 32 5 170 189 55
16 BUF 63 19 39 5 123 212 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Faulk 61 12 28 -16 40
E. Staal 56 18 19 -10 37
E. Lindholm 60 11 16 -16 27
J. Skinner 56 16 10 -16 26
R. Nash 58 7 15 -9 22
N. Gerbe 57 7 15 -11 22
V. Rask 59 8 12 -16 20
J. McClement 61 6 12 3 18
J. Staal 25 4 12 -2 16
A. Nestrasil 33 4 10 4 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 17 19 4 .913 2.37
A. Khudobin 7 11 3 .906 2.60