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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES at ANAHEIM

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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES at ANAHEIM

CAROLINA HURRICANES (17-27-6-5, 45 pts.)
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MIGHTY DUCKS OF ANAHEIM (24-19-7-4, 59 pts.)
Sunday, Feb. 9, 2003, 8 p.m. at Arrowhead Pond



GAME NIGHT

The defending Eastern Conference champion Carolina Hurricanes continue their west coast swing tonight against the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim at Arrowhead Pond. Tonight’s game marks the first of two February meetings between the teams. Carolina and Anaheim will wrap up their two-game season series on Feb. 23 at RBC Center. The Hurricanes will travel to Dallas following the game to face the Stars on Tuesday at American Airlines Center.

PRACTICE TIMES

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
The Hurricanes took part in a four-player trade with Philadelphia on Friday that brought right wing Pavel Brendl and defenseman Bruno St. Jacques to Carolina. In exchange for Brendl and St. Jacques, the Hurricanes sent right wing Sami Kapanen and defenseman Ryan Bast to the Flyers. Brendl will make his Hurricanes debut at Anaheim on Sunday. Centerman Josef Vasicek has five goals and three assists in the last seven games.

CAROLINA AT HOME: 9-11-5-3
CAROLINA ON THE ROAD: 8-16-1-2
CAROLINA ON THE POWER PLAY: 47-of-298 (15.8%)
CAROLINA SHORTHANDED: 235-of-288(81.3%)

CAROLINA INJURY UPDATE
Right wing Erik Cole suffered a broken left leg on Jan. 30 and has missed two games.
Defenseman David Tanabe is day-to-day and has missed three games with a shoulder injury.
Center Rod Brind’Amour was placed on injured reserve Jan. 21 and has missed seven games after hand surgery on Jan. 22.

CAROLINA / ANAHEIM NOTES
The Carolina Hurricanes and the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim meet tonight in the first of two regular-season match ups. The teams will conclude the season series on Feb. 23 at RBC Center. Last season the Hurricanes won the teams’ lone meeting on Feb. 8 at Arrowhead Pond. The Hurricanes hold an 8-4-2-0 all-time mark against Anaheim, including a 5-1-1-0 home ice record and 3-3-1-0 road record.

DUCKS NOTES
The Mighty Ducks have the top-ranked power play AND penalty killing units in the NHL since December 1st.…on the power play, the Ducks are 28-for-121 (23.1%), ranking #1 in the NHL since Dec. 1...Colorado ranks #2 (25-for-113, 22.1%) and St. Louis #3 (31-for-141, 21.9%) over that same stretch... the team’s power play comes into tomorrow's game with a 19.3% success rate on the season (7th in the NHL) through 53 games (45 PPG, 233 OPP)...the club is 4-for-13 (30.8%) over the last three games...on the penalty kill, the Ducks have killed 106-of-117 (90.6%), ranking #1 in the NHL since Dec. 1...Buffalo ranks second in that span, killing 91-of-102 (89.2%), while Toronto ranks third, killing 129-of-145 (89.0%)…the team has killed 195-of-223 penalties (87.4%) on the year, ranking third in the NHL.

SCORING LEADERS AND GOALTENDERS

HURRICANES
GP G A TP
92 O'Neill 55 19 22 41
10 Francis 55 19 18 37
17 Brind'Amour 48 14 23 37
26 Cole 53 14 13 27
Goalies GP GAA W-L-T SV%
1 Irbe 27 3.06 7-17-2 .884
80 Weekes 33 2.58 10-15-4 .915
DUCKS
GP G A TP
9 Kariya 54 19 32 51
20 Rucchin 54 16 25 41
39 Sykora 54 19 17 36
Goalies GP GAA W-L-T SV%
35 Giguere 45 2.41 23-16-4 .914
29 Gerber 13 2.24 1-7-3 .913

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 248 187 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 214 184 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 259 206 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 237 199 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 245 224 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 231 211 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 232 208 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 217 204 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 209 201 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 198 213 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 227 248 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 212 223 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 176 209 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 183 219 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 206 257 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 153 269 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