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HURRICANES ANNOUNCE 2004-05 REGULAR-SEASON SCHEDULE

Wednesday, 07.14.2004 / 3:20 PM ET / 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.

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Skinner 82 28 23 -2 51
V. Rask 80 21 27 -6 48
J. Staal 82 20 28 6 48
E. Lindholm 82 11 28 -23 39
J. Faulk 64 16 21 -22 37
J. Nordstrom 71 10 14 1 24
A. Nestrasil 55 9 14 4 23
R. Nash 64 9 13 -5 22
N. Hanifin 79 4 18 -14 22
J. Slavin 63 2 18 1 20
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 23 17 10 .909 2.41
E. Lack 12 14 6 .901 2.81