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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES at LOS ANGELES

Friday, 02.7.2003 / 12:00 PM ET / News
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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES at LOS ANGELES

CAROLINA HURRICANES (17-26-6-5, 45 pts.)
at
LOS ANGELES KINGS (21-24-4-4, 50 pts.)
Friday, Feb. 7, 2003, 10:30 p.m. at Staples Center



GAME NIGHT

The defending Eastern Conference champion Carolina Hurricanes continue their west coast swing tonight against the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center. Tonight’s game marks the first in a two-game season series that will conclude on March 15 when the inter-conference foes meet at RBC Center. The Hurricanes will remain in the Los Angeles metro area following the game in preparation for Sunday’s meeting against Anaheim.

PRACTICE TIMES

Feb. 7 Friday Staples Center 11:30 a.m.
Feb. 8 Saturday HealthSouth (L.A.) 2 p.m.
Feb. 10 Monday American Airlines Center 11 a.m.
Feb. 11 Tuesday American Airlines Center 11:30 a.m.
Feb. 12 Wednesday RecZone 12 p.m.
Feb. 13 Thursday RBC Center TBA
Feb. 14 Friday RBC Center 10:30 a.m.

ON THE AIR
Television: none
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
Right wing Jeff O’Neill has seven goals in the last 15 games. 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 40 points. He ranked tied for sixth among all NHL players with six game-winning goals through games of Feb. 5. Josef Vasicek has four goals and two assists in the last six games… The Hurricanes have not lost in regulation this season when leading after two periods and hold an 11-0-1-2 record in that department. Carolina went 22-0-2-2 last season in games when it led after two periods.

CAROLINA AT HOME: 9-11-5-3
CAROLINA ON THE ROAD: 8-15-1-2
CAROLINA ON THE POWER PLAY: 46-of-293 (15.7%)
CAROLINA SHORTHANDED: 232-of-282(82.3%)

CAROLINA INJURY UPDATE
Left wing Jeff Daniels missed the game Feb. 5 due to illness.
Right wing Erik Cole was placed on injured reserve after suffering a broken bone in his left leg, Jan. 30.
Defenseman David Tanabe is day-to-day and has missed two games with a shoulder injury.
Center Rod Brind’Amour was placed on injured reserve Jan. 21 and has missed five games after hand surgery on Jan. 22.

CAROLINA / LOS ANGELES NOTES
The Carolina Hurricanes and Los Angeles Kings meet tonight in the first of two regular-season match ups. The teams will conclude the season series on March 15 at RBC Center. Last season the teams split their two-game set with each team winning at home. Carolina downed Los Angeles 3-2 in overtime on Oct. 28, 2001, and the Kings scored a 2-1 win on Feb. 7, 2002, one year ago today. Carolina winger Sami Kapanen led all scorers in last year’s two-game set with a goal and two assists (3 points). The Hurricanes hold a 24-27-7-0 all-time mark against Los Angeles, including a 14-11-4-0 home ice record and 10-16-3-0 road record.

KINGS NOTES
The Kings are 34-for-232 (14.7%) this season…Los Angeles ranked first in the NHL last season succeeding on 72-of-350 (20.6%) of their power play chances…their 72 power play goals ranked tied for first in the NHL last year… The Kings are 207-for-254 (81.5%) this season...the Kings killed 312-of-361 (86.4%)opponent power plays last season ranking sixth in the NHL…Los Angeles ranked fifth in road penalty killing with 86.3% (164-of-190) for 2001-02.

SCORING LEADERS AND GOALTENDERS

HURRICANES
GP G A TP
92 O'Neill 54 19 21 40
17 Brind'Amour 48 14 23 37
10 Francis 54 19 17 36
26 Cole 53 14 13 27
Goalies GP GAA W-L-T SV%
1 Irbe 26 3.06 7-17-2 .885
80 Weekes 32 2.41 10-14-4 .920
KINGS
GP G A TP
33 Palffy 47 19 29 48
10 Schneider 49 11 22 33
41 Allison 26 6 22 28
44 Modry 53 9 18 27
Goalies GP GAA W-L-T SV%
39 Potvin 42 2.66 17-20-3 .894
1 Storr 17 2.68 4-8-1 .900

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

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