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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 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