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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES vs. ANAHEIM

Saturday, 02.22.2003 / 12:42 PM ET / News
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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES vs. ANAHEIM

CAROLINA HURRICANES (18-29-9-6, 51 pts.)
vs.
MIGHTY DUCKS OF ANAHEIM (28-21-8-4, 68 pts.)
Sunday, Feb. 23, 2003, 1:30 p.m. at RBC Center



GAME NIGHT

The defending Eastern Conference champion Carolina Hurricanes play host to Anaheim in the final game of a three-game homestand on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. The Hurricanes kicked off the homestand by scoring a 1-1 tie against Boston on Wednesday night and scored a 2-2 tie against Tampa Bay on Friday. The Hurricanes are scheduled to practice Monday at 11:00 a.m. at RecZone and will depart for Phoenix following practice on Tuesday.

PRACTICE TIMES

Feb. 24 Monday RecZone 11 a.m.
Feb. 25 Tuesday RecZone TBA
Feb. 26 Wednesday America West Arena 11:30 a.m.
Feb. 27 Thursday TBA TBA
Feb. 28 Friday TBA TBA
Mar. 1 Saturday Air Canada Centre 11:30 a.m.

ON THE AIR
Television: Fox DT
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 12 goals in the last 23 games and has earned points in each of the last five games (Feb. 14-21: 4g, 2a). Sunday is Jeff’s 27th birthday. 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 24 goals and 48 points. He ranked tied for seventh among all NHL players with six game-winning goals through games of Feb. 20. Josef Vasicek has six goals and five assists in the last 14 games. Left wing Ryan Bayda made his NHL debut on Feb. 14 against Washington, earned his first NHL point, an assist on Sean Hill’s goal Feb. 15 at Philadelphia and scored his first NHL goal on Tuesday at Toronto. Bayda has totaled three points and four penalty minutes in his first five NHL games.

CAROLINA AT HOME: 10-11-7-3
CAROLINA ON THE ROAD: 8-18-2-3
CAROLINA ON THE POWER PLAY: 49-of-321 (15.3%)
CAROLINA SHORTHANDED: 257-of-313 (82.1%)

CAROLINA INJURY UPDATE
Left wing Jaroslav Svoboda, back, day-to-day, missed five games (Feb. 14-21) Right wing Jesse Boulerice, concussion, day-to-day, missed five games (Feb. 14-21) Right wing Jeff Heerema, wrist, injured reserve, missed seven games (Feb. 9-21) Left wing Erik Cole, broken leg, injured reserve, missed nine games (Feb. 5-21) Center Rod Brind’Amour, hand surgery, injured reserve, missed 14 games (Jan. 22-Feb. 21)

CAROLINA / ANAHEIM NOTES
The Carolina Hurricanes and the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim meet tonight in the second of two regular-season match ups. On Feb. 9, the teams met at Arrowhead Pond and the Ducks skated away with a 2-1 win. Last season the Hurricanes won the teams’ lone meeting on Feb. 8 in Anaheim. The Hurricanes hold an 8-5-2-0 all-time mark against Anaheim, including a 5-1-1-0 home ice record and 3-4-1-0 road record.

MIGHTY DUCKS NOTES
The Mighty Ducks have recorded 68 points (28-21-8-4) through 61 games this season, the club's best record ever after 61 games...the next highest point total the club had ever recorded through 61 games was 63 points, set in 1998-99 at 27-25-9...the Ducks are also seven games over .500, just one win shy of the franchise-best mark set twice earlier this season (the club had never been better than five games over .500 until this season).

SCORING LEADERS AND GOALTENDERS

HURRICANES
GP G A TP
92 O'Neill 62 24 24 48
10 Francis 62 19 24 43
17 Brind'Amour 48 14 23 37
26 Cole 53 14 13 27
20 Hlavac 58 10 16 26
Goalies GP GAA W-L-T SV%
30 DesRochers 4 3.77 0-3-0 .875
80 Weekes 40 2.45 11-18-7 .920
MIGHTY DUCKS
GP G A TP
9 Kariya 61 22 38 60
20 Rucchin 61 19 29 48
39 Sykora 61 23 21 44
Goalies GP GAA W-L-T SV%
35 Giguere 51 2.40 26-18-5 .915
29 Gerber 14 2.22 2-7-3 .915

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 53 40 9 4 175 120 84
2 FLA 55 32 17 6 153 127 70
3 NYR 55 31 18 6 157 140 68
4 DET 55 28 18 9 138 134 65
5 NYI 53 29 18 6 150 131 64
6 TBL 54 30 20 4 144 130 64
7 BOS 54 29 19 6 159 148 64
8 PIT 54 28 19 7 139 136 63
9 NJD 55 27 21 7 122 123 61
10 CAR 55 24 21 10 131 143 58
11 MTL 56 27 25 4 151 151 58
12 PHI 53 24 20 9 127 138 57
13 OTT 56 25 25 6 157 173 56
14 BUF 56 22 28 6 131 155 50
15 CBJ 56 22 28 6 140 173 50
16 TOR 53 19 25 9 122 149 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Faulk 54 15 19 -13 34
J. Skinner 55 19 12 -3 31
V. Rask 53 12 19 0 31
J. Staal 55 12 19 7 31
K. Versteeg 54 10 21 1 31
E. Staal 55 9 21 1 30
E. Lindholm 55 8 16 -9 24
A. Nestrasil 48 8 12 0 20
J. Nordstrom 44 5 10 2 15
R. Hainsey 55 3 11 -12 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 15 11 7 .909 2.34
E. Lack 9 10 3 .901 2.74
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