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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 - 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