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