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Tuesday, 02.04.2003 / 9:08 PM / News
Carolina Hurricanes

CAROLINA HURRICANES (17-23-6-5, 45 pts.)*
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TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING (21-19-7-4, 53 pts.)
Thursday, Jan. 30, 2003, 7:00 p.m. at St. Pete Times Forum



GAME NIGHT

The defending Eastern Conference champion Carolina Hurricanes travel to St. Pete Times Forum to face Tampa Bay at 7 p.m in the second game of a back-to-back set. Thursday’s game marks the Hurricanes’ 53rd game of 2002-03 and final game before the NHL All-Star break begins. Hurricanes right wing Jeff O’Neill will play in his first NHL All-Star game on Sunday at Office Depot Center in Sunrise, Fla. as a member of the Eastern Conference squad and left wing Erik Cole will represent Carolina in Saturday’s Topps/NHL YoungStars game.

PRACTICE TIMES

Jan. 30 Thursday St. Pete Times Forum 11:30 a.m.
Jan. 31 Friday RBC Center 11 a.m.
Feb. 2 Sunday RecZone TBA
Feb. 3 Monday Logitech Ice 1:45-3:15 p.m.
Feb. 4 Tuesday Logitech Ice 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Feb. 5 Wednesday HP Pavillion 11:30 a.m.

ON THE AIR
Television: ESPN2 (U.S.); TSN (Canada)
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
Hurricanes winger Jeff O’Neill has seven goals in the last 13 games and was named to the Eastern Conference All-Star team on Jan. 16. His four-game goals streak (Jan. 3-8: 5g, 0a) was the longest this season by any Carolina player. O’Neill leads the team with 19 goals and 39 points. He ranked tied for sixth among all NHL players with six game-winning goals through games of Jan. 26. Second-year forward Erik Cole has 20 points (12g, 8a) in the last 32 games and was named to the Topps/NHL YoungStars game on Jan. 18. Josef Vasicek has three goals and an assist in the last three games.

CAROLINA AT HOME: 9-10-5-3
CAROLINA ON THE ROAD: 8-13-1-2
CAROLINA ON THE POWER PLAY: 45-of-282 (16.0%)
CAROLINA SHORTHANDED: 223-of-267 (83.5%)

CAROLINA INJURY UPDATE
Defenseman Glen Wesley is day-to-day and has missed one game due to a groin injury.
Center Rod Brind’Amour was placed on injured reserve Jan. 21 and has missed three games after hand surgery on Jan. 22.

CAROLINA / TAMPA BAY NOTES
The Carolina Hurricanes and the Tampa Bay Lightning meet tonight for the fourth of five games this season. The Lightning and Hurricanes will meet once more Raleigh during the 2002-03 season. The Lightning won the teams’ first matchup this season 5-1 at the St. Pete Times Forum on Oct. 12. Tampa Bay won the rematch in Raleigh, 2-1 in overtime on Nov. 17 before the teams skated to a 1-1 tie on Dec. 18 at RBC Center.
The Hurricanes won the regular season series last season against the Lightning with a 3-2-0 record. Carolina was 1-1-0 at home against Tampa Bay, falling to the Lightning 4-0 on Nov. 25, 2001 and defeating Tampa Bay 4-2 on April 10, 2002 to clinch the Southeast Division title. The Hurricanes were 2-1-0 in Tampa, earning wins on Dec. 27 (3-2) and Jan. 30 (3-1) and falling 2-0 on Nov. 17. Carolina is 23-14-6-0 all-time against the Lightning, with a 15-3-4-0 record at home and an 8-11-3-0 record in Tampa.

LIGHTNING NOTES
Within a span of five days Tampa Bay has defeated the teams with the most points in both conferences ... The Lightning beat the Ottawa Senators 6-2 at the St. Pete Times Forum on Monday night (1/20) and the Dallas Stars 4-1 in Dallas on Friday night (1/24) ... As of games on 1/24, Ottawa led the NHL with 69 points, while Dallas led the Western Conference with 66 points (second most in NHL) ... Further, as of games played on 1/24, Ottawa's 33 road points were tied for the most in the NHL, as were Dallas's 36 home points.

SCORING LEADERS AND GOALTENDERS

HURRICANES
GP G A TP
92 O'Neill 51 19 20 39
17 Brind'Amour 48 14 23 37
10 Francis 51 18 17 35
26 Cole 51 14 12 26
Goalies GP GAA W-L-T SV%
1 Irbe 24 2.93 7-15-2 .888
80 Weekes 31 2.38 10-13-4 .920
LIGHTNING
GP G A TP
26 St. Louis 51 24 25 49
20 Prospal 49 11 37 48
4 Lecavalier 49 21 26 47
19 Richards 49 10 34 44
Goalies GP GAA W-L-T SV%
35 Khabibulin 44 2.78 18-19-6 .903
47 Grahame 5 1.45 3-1-0 .944
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STANDINGS

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
2 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
3 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
4 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
5 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
6 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
7 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
8 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 79 21 40 -13 61
J. Skinner 71 33 21 -14 54
A. Sekera 74 11 33 4 44
A. Semin 65 22 20 1 42
J. Staal 82 15 25 2 40
J. Faulk 76 5 27 -9 32
N. Gerbe 81 16 15 -6 31
J. Tlusty 68 16 14 2 30
R. Nash 73 10 14 0 24
P. Dwyer 75 8 14 -2 22
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Khudobin 19 14 1 .926 2.30
C. Ward 10 12 6 .898 3.06
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