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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES at PHILADELPHIA

Wednesday, 03.12.2003 / 6:44 PM / News
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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES at PHILADELPHIA

CAROLINA HURRICANES (20-34-9-6, 55 pts.)
at
PHILADELPHIA FLYERS (35-18-11-4, 85 pts.)
Thursday, March 13, 2003, 7 p.m. at First Union Center



GAME NIGHT

The Carolina Hurricanes travel to Philadelphia’s First Union Center to play the second game of a road-road back-to-back set. The Hurricanes begin the set Wednesday night at Buffalo. Carolina is 13-17-3-1 in back-to-back games with an 8-8-1-0 record in the front half and a 5-9-2-1 record in the back half of back-to-back sets.

PRACTICE TIMES

Mar. 13 Thursday First Union Center 11:30 a.m.
Mar. 14 Friday RecZone noon
Mar. 15 Saturday RBC Center 10:30 a.m.
Mar. 16 Sunday RecZone 12:45 p.m.
Mar. 17 Monday RBC Center 11 a.m.
Mar. 18 Tuesday RBC Center 10:30 a.m.

ON THE AIR
Television: Fox Sports Net (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
On Monday, Hurricanes left wing Brad DeFauw became the fourth Hurricanes player this season to score a goal in his NHL debut. But, DeFauw didn’t stop there. With 2:37 remaining to play against Columbus on March 10, DeFauw notched his second goal of the game, of the season and of his NHL career. The goal would later prove to be the game-winner and made DeFauw the first player in franchise history to score two goals in his NHL debut… Carolina acquired right wing Radim Vrbata prior to Tuesday’s 3 p.m. trading deadline in exchange for left wing Bates Battaglia. Vrbata will wear No. 19 on his sweater, not No. 13 as previously announced.

CAROLINA AT HOME: 12-13-7-3
CAROLINA ON THE ROAD: 9-21-2-3
CAROLINA ON THE POWER PLAY: 54-of-364 (14.8%)
CAROLINA SHORTHANDED: 283-of-345 (82.0%)

CAROLINA INJURY UPDATE
Left wing Jan Hlavac, hand, day-to-day, missed five games (March 2-10)
Right wing Pavel Brendl, arthroscopic knee surgery, injured reserve, missed seven games (Feb. 26-March 10)
Left wing Jaroslav Svoboda, shoulder, injured reserve, missed 13 games (Feb. 14-March 10)
Right wing Jesse Boulerice, concussion, injured reserve, missed 13 games (Feb. 14- March 10)
Right wing Jeff Heerema, wrist, injured reserve, missed 15 games (Feb. 9-March 10)
Left wing Erik Cole, broken leg, injured reserve, missed 17 games (Feb. 5-March 10)
Center Rod Brind’Amour, hand surgery, injured reserve, missed 22 games (Jan. 22-March 10)

CAROLINA / PHILADELPHIA NOTES
The Carolina Hurricanes and the Philadelphia Flyers meet Thursday for the fourth and final time 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. The teams tied again in their first meeting at First Union Center, 2-2 on Feb. 15. Both of Carolina’s games at Philadelphia this season are the second half of back-to-back sets.

FLYERS NOTES
Philadelphia was one of the NHL’s more active teams prior to Tuesday’s 3 p.m. trading deadline. On Monday, Flyers General Manager Bob Clarke traded for Phoenix’s Tony Amonte by sending prospect winger Guillaume Lefebvre, Atlanta’s third-round pick in 2003 and a second-round draft pick in 2004 to the Coyotes. Clarke also acquired center Peter White from Chicago for future considerations on deadline day. On Sunday, March 9, the Flyers traed a fifth-round pick in the upcoming draft to the New York Islanders in exchange for center Claude Lapointe. And, on Feb. 7, Carolina GM Jim Rutherford and Clark struck the deal that brought winger Pavel Brendl and defenseman Bruno St. Jacques to the Hurricanes in exchange for winger Sami Kapanen and defenseman Ryan Bast.

SCORING LEADERS AND GOALTENDERS

HURRICANES
GP G A TP
92 O'Neill 70 27 26 53
10 Francis 70 20 27 47
17 Brind'Amour 48 14 23 37
26 Cole 53 14 13 27
20 Hlavac 61 10 16 26
Goalies GP GAA W-L-T SV%
30 DesRochers 4 3.77 0-3-0 .875
80 Weekes 45 2.43 14-20-7 .920
FLYERS
GP G A TP
8 Recchi 68 19 26 45
97 Roenick 66 22 22 44
26 Handzus 68 18 17 35
5 Johnsson 68 8 25 33
Goalies GP GAA W-L-T SV%
32 Cechmanek 49 1.95 26-15-8 .923
42 Esche 25 2.10 9-7-3 .912

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 PIT 30 20 6 4 98 71 44
2 TBL 33 20 10 3 110 87 43
3 NYI 31 21 10 0 99 89 42
4 MTL 32 20 10 2 87 80 42
5 DET 32 17 7 8 92 80 42
6 TOR 31 19 9 3 109 87 41
7 BOS 32 16 13 3 81 83 35
8 NYR 29 15 10 4 89 79 34
9 FLA 29 13 8 8 66 75 34
10 WSH 30 14 10 6 86 81 34
11 OTT 31 13 12 6 82 86 32
12 CBJ 30 13 15 2 72 95 28
13 BUF 32 13 17 2 62 100 28
14 NJD 33 11 16 6 74 96 28
15 PHI 30 11 14 5 80 90 27
16 CAR 30 8 19 3 62 87 19

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Faulk 30 5 12 -14 17
E. Staal 25 7 9 -11 16
R. Nash 30 4 12 -4 16
J. Skinner 26 7 8 -4 15
J. Tlusty 28 10 3 -11 13
E. Lindholm 30 7 6 -8 13
N. Gerbe 26 3 7 -2 10
A. Sekera 28 0 10 -9 10
V. Rask 30 4 5 -8 9
C. Terry 21 4 3 -3 7
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 8 12 1 .907 2.54
A. Khudobin 0 7 2 .892 3.11