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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES vs. DETROIT

Thursday, 11.28.2002 / 2:29 PM ET / News
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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES vs. DETROIT

CAROLINA HURRICANES (9-7-4-3, 25 pts.)
at
DETROIT RED WINGS (12-6-3-1, 28 pts.)
Friday, November 29 at 7:00 p.m. at the RBC Center



GAME NIGHT

The defending Eastern Conference champion Carolina Hurricanes host the Stanley Cup champion Detroit Red Wings in a rematch of the 2002 Stanley Cup Finals. The Hurricanes fell to the Vancouver Canucks at RBC Center 3-2 on Wednesday after returning from a three-game road trip. Friday's game against Detroit is the first half of Carolina's fourth of 19 sets of back-to-back games this season. The Hurricanes travel to Columbus after the game to take on the Blue Jackets on Saturday night at Nationwide Arena. Carolina has lost just four times in regulation in its last 18 games. All but four of the Hurricanes' last 18 opponents participated in the 2002 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Hurricanes captain Ron Francis has six points (4g, 2a) in his last eight games after tallying his 1,100th point with the franchise against Ottawa on November 19. With his goal at Montreal last Saturday, Francis tied Pat Verbeek for 23rd on the NHL's all-time goals scored list. Winger Erik Cole was named a runner-up for NHL Player of the Week last week, totaling seven points (4g, 3a) and registering a (+5) rating in three games. Craig Adams will play in his 100th career NHL game with his next game played.

PRACTICE TIMES

Nov. 29 Friday RBC Centre 10:30 a.m.
Nov. 30 Saturday Nationwide Arena 11:30 a.m.
Dec. 1 Sunday RBC Center TBA
Dec. 2 Monday RBC Center TBA

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); WDLZ 98.3-FM (Murfreesboro); WSJS 600-AM (Winston-Salem); WRUP 97.9-FM (New Bern/Morehead City); WSTK 910-AM (Jacksonville); WNMX 106.1 (Charlotte); WCNC 1240-AM (Elizabeth City); WZBO 1260-AM (Edenton)
Internet: www.nhl.com

CAROLINA NOTES
The Hurricanes are currently in their fourth of 19 sets of back-to-back games this season. Carolina is 4-2-0-0 in back-to-back games with a 3-0-0-0 record in the front half and a 1-2-0-0 record in the back half of back-to-back games. The Hurricanes were 15-16-3 in back-to-back games in 2000-01, with a record of 8-6-3 in the first games and 7-10-0 in the second games.

CAROLINA AT HOME: 6-3-4-2
CAROLINA ON THE ROAD: 3-4-0-1
CAROLINA ON THE POWER PLAY: 23-of-146 (15.8%)
CAROLINA SHORTHANDED: 112-of-129 (86.8%)

CAROLINA INJURY UPDATE
Josef Vasicek missed the game against Vancouver (11/27) due to back spasms. He is day-to-day.

CAROLINA / DETROIT NOTES
The Carolina Hurricanes and the Red Wings meet tonight for their only matchup this season. Detroit won the regular season series against Carolina last season 2-0-0-0. The Red Wings defeated the Hurricanes 5-2 in Raleigh on Oct. 30, 2001, and 4-3 in Detroit on Nov. 13, 2001. The two teams also met in the 2002 Stanley Cup Finals, with the Red Wings taking the series four games to one. The Hurricanes are 23-27-7-1 all-time in the regular season against the Red Wings, including a 16-11-1-0 mark at home and a 7-16-6-1 record in Detroit.

RED WINGS NOTES
The Stanley Cup champion Red Wings currently lead the Central Division with 28 points. Center Sergei Fedorov is tied for third in the league in goal scoring with 13 goals and leads the NHL in game-winning goals with six. Fedorov is second in the league in shots taken with 99.

SCORING LEADERS AND GOALTENDERS

HURRICANES
GP G A TP
17 Brind'Amour 23 10 11 21
92 O'Neill 23 6 12 18
10 Francis 23 8 6 14
26 Cole 23 6 7 13
Goalies GP GAA W-L-T SV%
1 Irbe 5 3.74 1-4-0 .866
80 Weekes 19 1.99 8-6-4 .933
RED WINGS
GP G A TP
91 Fedorov 22 13 9 22
5 Lidstrom 22 7 11 18
17 Hull 22 7 10 17
Goalies GP GAA W-L-T SV%
34 Legace 7 2.13 4-2-0 .927
31 Joseph 16 2.34 8-5-3 .911

SCHEDULE

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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