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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES vs. PHILADELPHIA

Monday, 11.4.2002 / 4:17 PM ET / News
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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES vs. PHILADELPHIA

CAROLINA HURRICANES (5-4-2-1, 13 pts.)
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PHILADELPHIA FLYERS (8-1-2-0, 18 pts.)


Tuesday, November 5 at 7:00 p.m. at RBC Center

GAME NIGHT

The defending Eastern Conference champion Carolina Hurricanes host the Philadelphia Flyers at the RBC Center for the first time this season. The Hurricanes played to a 2-2 tie with the Montreal Canadiens on Friday, extending their unbeaten streak to four games (2-0-2). Carolina is 4-1-2 in its last seven games, all of which have come against teams that participated in the 2002 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Hurricanes’ game against the Canadiens marked the second game of a nine-game homestand, the longest homestand in franchise history.

PRACTICE TIMES

Nov. 5 Tuesday RBC Center 10:30 a.m.
Nov. 6 Wednesday RBC Center TBA
Nov. 7 Thursday RBC Center 10:30 a.m.
Nov. 8 Friday RecZone 11 a.m.
Nov. 9 Saturday RBC Center 10:30 a.m.

ON THE AIR
Television: Fox Sports Net (N.C. & S.C.)
Radio: WKIX 102.3 FM (Goldsboro); WKXU 101-1 FM (Burlington); 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)
Internet: www.nhl.com

CAROLINA NOTES
Carolina completed a trade with Vancouver on Friday, acquiring left wing Jan Hlavac and center Harold Druken from the Canucks in exchange for Marek Malik and Darren Langdon. Due to delays caused by the immigration procedure, Hlavac is not expected to play against the Flyers Tuesday. Druken may arrive in time for the game. The Hurricanes also recalled forward Jeff Heerema from Lowell of the American Hockey League on Monday. Hurricanes netminder Kevin Weekes is 4-0-2 in his last six games with a goals against average of 1.62 (10g, 370 min.) and a save percentage of .950 (10G, 200 SA).

CAROLINA AT HOME: 3-2-2-0
CAROLINA ON THE ROAD: 2-2-0-1
CAROLINA ON THE POWER PLAY: 13-of-80 (16.3%)
CAROLINA SHORTHANDED: 66-of-77 (85.7%)

CAROLINA INJURY UPDATE
Josef Vasicek missed the game vs. Montreal (11/1) due to back spasms. He is day-to-day.

CAROLINA / PHILADELPHIA NOTES
The Carolina Hurricanes and the Philadelphia Flyers meet tonight for the first of four games this season. The two teams will meet again in Raleigh just 10 days from now on Nov. 15. 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 22-45-10-2 all-time against the Flyers, including a 13-20-7-0 record at home and a 9-25-3-2 record in Philadelphia.

FLYERS NOTES
Philadelphia is currently on a five-game win streak, and has not lost since Oct. 22 at Buffalo. Netminder Robert Esche is second in the league with a goals against average of 1.67. Roman Cechmanek is tied for fifth in the league in wins with five through games of Nov. 3. Winger John LeClair is tied for seventh in the league with seven goals.

SCORING LEADERS AND GOALTENDERS

HURRICANES
GP G A TP
92 O'Neill 12 4 9 13
17 Brind'Amour 12 7 5 12
10 Francis 12 4 3 7
24 Kapanen 12 4 2 6
62 Svoboda 12 2 4 6
Goalies GP GAA W-L-T SV%
1 Irbe 3 4.35 0-3-0 .833
80 Weekes 10 1.93 5-2-2 .937
FLYERS
GP G A TP
97 Roenick 11 5 7 12
10 LeClair 11 7 4 11
8 Recchi 11 5 6 11
14 Williams 11 2 8 10
5 Johnsson 11 1 8 9
Goalies GP GAA W-L-T SV%
42 Esche 3 1.67 3-0-0 .926
32 Cechmanek 8 2.09 5-1-2 .915

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 248 187 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 214 184 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 259 206 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 237 199 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 245 224 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 231 211 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 232 208 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 217 204 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 209 201 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 198 213 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 227 248 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 212 223 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 176 209 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 183 219 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 206 257 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 153 269 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