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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

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Skinner 82 28 23 -2 51
V. Rask 80 21 27 -6 48
J. Staal 82 20 28 6 48
E. Lindholm 82 11 28 -23 39
J. Faulk 64 16 21 -22 37
K. Versteeg 63 11 22 -6 33
E. Staal 63 10 23 -3 33
J. Nordstrom 71 10 14 1 24
A. Nestrasil 55 9 14 4 23
R. Nash 64 9 13 -5 22
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 23 17 10 .909 2.41
E. Lack 12 14 6 .901 2.81