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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 - 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