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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 x - MTL 76 47 21 8 200 169 102
2 x - NYR 75 47 21 7 228 177 101
3 TBL 76 46 23 7 244 198 99
4 PIT 76 42 23 11 210 190 95
5 NYI 77 45 27 5 235 215 95
6 DET 75 40 23 12 220 206 92
7 WSH 76 41 25 10 223 188 92
8 BOS 76 38 25 13 201 196 89
9 OTT 75 37 26 12 218 203 86
10 FLA 76 35 26 15 190 207 85
11 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
12 CBJ 75 36 35 4 207 232 76
13 NJD 76 31 33 12 168 194 74
14 CAR 75 28 36 11 174 204 67
15 TOR 76 28 42 6 198 244 62
16 BUF 75 20 47 8 144 254 48

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 70 21 28 -12 49
J. Faulk 75 15 32 -17 47
E. Lindholm 74 16 21 -19 37
J. Skinner 70 18 13 -21 31
V. Rask 73 11 20 -12 31
R. Nash 68 8 17 -10 25
N. Gerbe 71 8 17 -13 25
J. McClement 75 7 13 -3 20
A. Nestrasil 47 7 13 4 20
J. Staal 39 4 16 -7 20
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 20 21 5 .911 2.40
A. Khudobin 8 15 6 .904 2.60