Skip to main content
The Official Site of the Carolina Hurricanes

Hurricanes News

Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES vs. DETROIT

by Staff Writer / Carolina Hurricanes
CAROLINA HURRICANES (12-15-8-2, 34 pts., 4th Southeast Division)
vs.
DETROIT RED WINGS (23-12-4-1, 51 pts., 1st Central Division)
Friday, Jan. 2, 7 p.m., RBC Center, Raleigh, N.C.

GAME NIGHT
The Carolina Hurricanes continue their seven-game home stand on Fridayat 7 p.m. against the Detroit Red Wings. Carolina won the first twogames of the home stand by 2-1 margins before falling to Anaheim onWednesday, 3-1. On Dec. 27, the Hurricanes downed Montreal in overtimewhen Sean Hill scored 39 seconds into the extra stanza, and on Dec. 29,Bret Hedican beat Buffalo's Mika Noronen to seal the Hurricanes victory.

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); WSJS 600 AM (Winston-Salem); WNMX 106.1 FM (Charlotte)
Internet: www.nhl.com

PRACTICE SCHEDULE

Jan. 2 Friday RBC Center 10:30 a.m.
Jan. 3 Saturday RecZone 11:45 a.m.
Jan. 4 Sunday none n/a
Jan. 5 Monday RBC Center 11 a.m.
Jan. 6 Tuesday RBC Center 10:30 a.m.
Jan. 7 Wednesday RBC Center 11 a.m.
Jan. 8 Thursday RBC Center 10:30 a.m.

CAROLINA NOTES
MILESTONE WATCH – Carolina winger Jeff O'Neill is one point shy of PatVerbeek (403) for third on the franchise's all-time points list...Hurricanes captain Ron Francis will take sole possession of fourth placeon the NHL's all-time points list, passing Marcel Dionne (1,771) withhis next point... Francis is now two goals shy of Maurice Richard (544)on the NHL's all-time goal-scoring list...

CAROLINA AT HOME: 8-5-5-1
CAROLINA ON THE ROAD: 4-10-3-1
CAROLINA ON THE POWER PLAY: 18-of-167 (10.8%)
CAROLINA SHORTHANDED: 130-of-154 (84.4%)

CAROLINA INJURY UPDATE
The Hurricanes have no injuries to report.

CAROLINA / RED WINGS NOTES
The Hurricanes and the Red Wings meet for the first of two match upsduring the month of January. The teams will meet again on Jan. 31 at JoeLouis Arena to wrap their two-game season series. Last season, theHurricanes took the teams' lone meeting, 6-4 on Nov. 29 at the RBCCenter. Jan Hlavac (3g, 0a) had a hat trick in that contest, scoringthree power-play goals, and centerman Rod Brind'Amour (0g, 3a) notched athree-assist night. The Hurricanes hold a 24-27-7-1 all-time markagainst the Red Wings, including a 17-11-1-0 home record and a 7-16-6-1road record.

2003-04 SCORING LEADERS AND GOALTENDERS

HURRICANES
GP G A TP
92 O'Neill 37 4 16 20
12 Staal 37 7 10 17
26 Cole 36 5 12 17
63 Vasicek 37 9 7 16
Goalies GP GAA W-L-T SV%
1 Storr 8 3.00 0-4-2 .878
80 Weekes 32 1.99 12-13-6 .924
RED WINGS
GP G A TP
13 Datsyuk 40 20 24 44
17 Hull 39 16 23 39
14 Shanahan 40 16 15 31
23 Schneider 40 5 21 26
Goalies GP GAA W-L-T SV%
39 Hasek 14 2.20 8-3-2 .907
34 Legace 14 2.30 7-5-1 .909
31 Joseph 14 2.41 8-5-1 .902
View More