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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES vs. ANAHEIM

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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 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 252 192 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 221 189 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 262 211 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 242 203 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 252 230 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 235 221 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 238 215 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 221 210 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 213 211 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 206 223 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 236 250 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 215 234 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 181 216 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 188 226 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 211 262 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 161 274 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 77 23 31 -13 54
J. Faulk 82 15 34 -19 49
E. Lindholm 81 17 22 -23 39
V. Rask 80 11 22 -14 33
J. Skinner 77 18 13 -24 31
N. Gerbe 78 10 18 -14 28
R. Nash 68 8 17 -10 25
J. Staal 46 6 18 -6 24
J. Liles 57 2 20 -9 22
J. McClement 82 7 14 -7 21
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 22 24 5 .910 2.40
A. Khudobin 8 17 6 .900 2.72