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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES at PHILADELPHIA

Saturday, 02.15.2003 / 1:07 AM / News
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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES at PHILADELPHIA

CAROLINA HURRICANES (18-28-6-6, 48 pts.)
at
PHILADELPHIA FLYERS (30-16-9-2, 71 pts.)
Saturday, Feb. 15, 2003, 7 p.m. at First Union Center



GAME NIGHT

The defending Eastern Conference champion Carolina Hurricanes travel to First Union Center to face Atlantic Division foe Philadelphia. Tonight’s game marks the third meeting between the clubs this season and first at First Union Center. The Flyers and Hurricanes went to overtime in each of their first two meetings. Philadelphia scored a 2-1 overtime win on Nov. 5 and the teams tied on Nov. 15, 1-1. The Hurricanes return home following tonight’s game before departing Monday for Toronto.

PRACTICE TIMES

Feb. 15 Saturday First Union Center 11:30 a.m.
Feb. 16 Sunday RBC Center 11 a.m.
Feb. 17 Monday RBC Center 11 a.m.
Feb. 18 Tuesday Air Canada Centre 11:30 a.m.
Feb. 19 Wednesday RBC Center 10:30 a.m.
Feb. 20 Thursday RBC Center TBA
Feb. 21 Friday RBC Center 10:30 a.m.

ON THE AIR
Television: Fox SportsNet (NC)
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
Right wing Jeff O’Neill has nine goals in the last 19 games. His four-game goals streak (Jan. 3-8: 5g, 0a) was the longest this season by any Carolina player. O’Neill leads the team with 21 goals and 43 points. He ranked tied for sixth among all NHL players with six game-winning goals through games of Feb. 12. Josef Vasicek has five goals and five assists in the last 10 games. Left wing Ryan Bayda made his NHL debut last night against Washington and skated 16:59 with the Hurricanes’ top line.

CAROLINA AT HOME: 10-11-5-3
CAROLINA ON THE ROAD: 8-17-1-3
CAROLINA ON THE POWER PLAY: 47-of-307 (15.3%)
CAROLINA SHORTHANDED: 243-of-297 (81.8%)

CAROLINA INJURY UPDATE
Left wing Jaroslav Svoboda, back, day-to-day, missed one game (Feb. 14).
Right wing Jesse Boulerice, concussion, day-to-day, missed one game (Feb. 14).
Right wing Jeff Heerema, wrist, injured reserve, missed three games (Feb. 9-14).
Left wing Erik Cole, broken leg, injured reserve, missed five games (Feb. 5-14).
Center Rod Brind’Amour, hand surgery, injured reserve, missed 10 games (Jan. 22-Feb. 14).

CAROLINA / PHILADELPHIA NOTES
The Carolina Hurricanes and the Philadelphia Flyers meet tonight for the third of four games this season. Philadelphia defeated Carolina 2-1 in overtime on Nov. 5 at RBC Center and the teams skated to a 1-1 tie on Nov. 15 at RBC Center. Both of Carolina’s games at Philadelphia this season are the second half of back-to-back games.
The Flyers won the regular season series against the Hurricanes last season 3-1-0. Carolina’s lone win came on March 28 in Raleigh, as Sean Hill notched a three-point night with a goal and two assists to lead the Hurricanes to a 4-1 victory. Jaroslav Svoboda notched his first NHL point in the game with an assist on Hill’s goal. Philadelphia won the two teams’ other meeting in Raleigh, 4-3 on Jan. 6. The Flyers won both games at home last season, defeating the Hurricanes 4-3 in overtime on Dec. 22 and 4-2 on Jan. 26 at the First Union Center. Hill led all scorers in the season series with six points (2g, 4a). Carolina is 22-45-10-3 all-time against the Flyers, including a 13-20-7-1 record at home and a 9-25-3-2 record in Philadelphia.

FLYERS NOTES
The Flyers are third in the NHL in goals-against average (2.08)...The Flyers have allowed two goals or less in 42 of 57 games this season...The Flyers have allowed 121 goals against this season (73 - at even strength, 43 - while shorthanded and 5 - while on the power play), the third fewest amount in the NHL...The 73 even strength goals allowed (68 - 5-on-5, 2 - 4-on-4 and 3 - empty net) are the fewest amount in the NHL.

SCORING LEADERS AND GOALTENDERS

HURRICANES
GP G A TP
92 O'Neill 58 21 22 43
10 Francis 58 19 19 38
17 Brind'Amour 48 14 23 37
26 Cole 53 14 13 27
20 Hlavac 54 9 15 24
Goalies GP GAA W-L-T SV%
30 DesRochers 4 3.77 0-3-0 .875
80 Weekes 36 2.49 11-17-4 .918
FLYERS
GP G A TP
97 Roenick 55 19 19 38
8 Recchi 57 15 22 37
26 Handzus 57 16 10 26
25 Primeau 55 14 12 26
Goalies GP GAA W-L-T SV%
32 Cechmanek 40 2.03 21-13-6 .917
42 Esche 22 2.05 9-5-3 .912

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 TBL 50 31 15 4 163 132 66
2 MTL 47 31 13 3 127 108 65
3 NYI 48 32 15 1 157 135 65
4 DET 49 28 12 9 145 128 65
5 PIT 48 27 13 8 143 124 62
6 WSH 48 25 14 9 144 124 59
7 BOS 49 26 16 7 131 123 59
8 NYR 46 27 15 4 135 111 58
9 FLA 46 21 15 10 114 129 52
10 PHI 50 21 22 7 139 151 49
11 TOR 50 22 24 4 144 155 48
12 OTT 47 19 19 9 129 134 47
13 CBJ 47 21 23 3 119 148 45
14 NJD 48 18 22 8 109 135 44
15 CAR 47 17 25 5 102 122 39
16 BUF 49 14 32 3 92 174 31

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 42 16 14 -6 30
J. Faulk 47 9 19 -13 28
E. Lindholm 47 9 11 -11 20
J. Tlusty 40 12 7 -11 19
J. Skinner 42 10 9 -7 19
R. Nash 47 7 12 -4 19
N. Gerbe 43 5 13 -3 18
V. Rask 47 6 9 -10 15
A. Sekera 45 1 14 -6 15
C. Terry 34 6 3 -3 9
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Khudobin 6 8 2 .918 2.30
C. Ward 11 17 3 .911 2.45