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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES at ANAHEIM

Saturday, 02.8.2003 / 6:45 PM ET / News
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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 WSH 54 40 10 4 178 124 84
2 FLA 56 32 18 6 153 132 70
3 NYR 55 31 18 6 157 140 68
4 BOS 55 30 19 6 163 150 66
5 DET 55 28 18 9 138 134 65
6 NJD 57 29 21 7 125 124 65
7 TBL 54 30 20 4 144 130 64
8 NYI 54 29 19 6 153 137 64
9 PIT 54 28 19 7 139 136 63
10 CAR 56 25 21 10 137 146 60
11 PHI 54 24 20 10 128 140 58
12 MTL 56 27 25 4 151 151 58
13 OTT 57 25 26 6 159 177 56
14 BUF 57 23 28 6 135 156 52
15 CBJ 57 23 28 6 144 175 52
16 TOR 54 20 25 9 127 151 49

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Faulk 54 15 19 -13 34
V. Rask 54 14 19 2 33
J. Staal 56 12 21 8 33
J. Skinner 56 19 13 -1 32
K. Versteeg 55 11 21 1 32
E. Staal 56 9 21 0 30
E. Lindholm 56 8 17 -9 25
A. Nestrasil 49 9 12 1 21
J. Nordstrom 45 5 11 2 16
R. Hainsey 56 3 11 -11 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 16 11 7 .909 2.35
E. Lack 9 10 3 .901 2.74