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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES at ANAHEIM

Saturday, 02.08.2003 / 6:45 PM / News
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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES at ANAHEIM

CAROLINA HURRICANES (17-27-6-5, 45 pts.)
at
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 MTL 62 41 16 5 171 135 87
2 NYI 64 41 21 2 205 179 84
3 NYR 61 38 17 6 192 152 82
4 TBL 64 38 20 6 210 171 82
5 DET 61 35 15 11 180 159 81
6 PIT 62 36 17 9 181 155 81
7 WSH 64 34 20 10 188 159 78
8 BOS 62 31 22 9 165 161 71
9 FLA 63 28 22 13 154 178 69
10 PHI 63 27 25 11 168 183 65
11 OTT 60 27 23 10 171 163 64
12 NJD 63 26 27 10 141 164 62
13 CBJ 62 26 32 4 160 196 56
14 CAR 61 24 30 7 142 162 55
15 TOR 63 25 33 5 170 193 55
16 BUF 63 19 39 5 123 212 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Faulk 61 12 28 -16 40
E. Staal 56 18 19 -10 37
E. Lindholm 60 11 16 -16 27
J. Skinner 56 16 10 -16 26
R. Nash 58 7 15 -9 22
N. Gerbe 57 7 15 -11 22
V. Rask 59 8 12 -16 20
J. McClement 61 6 12 3 18
J. Staal 25 4 12 -2 16
A. Nestrasil 33 4 10 4 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 17 19 4 .913 2.37
A. Khudobin 7 11 3 .906 2.60