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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES vs. PHILADELPHIA

Monday, 11.04.2002 / 4:17 PM / News
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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES vs. PHILADELPHIA

CAROLINA HURRICANES (5-4-2-1, 13 pts.)
at
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 MTL 61 40 16 5 167 135 85
2 NYR 60 38 16 6 190 148 82
3 NYI 62 40 20 2 200 173 82
4 TBL 62 37 19 6 203 167 80
5 DET 60 34 15 11 176 156 79
6 PIT 61 35 17 9 176 152 79
7 WSH 62 33 19 10 184 156 76
8 BOS 60 29 22 9 158 158 67
9 FLA 61 26 22 13 145 172 65
10 PHI 62 26 25 11 164 181 63
11 OTT 59 26 23 10 167 161 62
12 NJD 61 25 27 9 137 161 59
13 CBJ 60 26 30 4 157 189 56
14 TOR 61 25 31 5 170 185 55
15 CAR 59 22 30 7 134 159 51
16 BUF 62 19 38 5 120 207 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Faulk 59 11 27 -16 38
E. Staal 54 18 18 -9 36
E. Lindholm 58 11 15 -16 26
J. Skinner 54 15 9 -16 24
R. Nash 56 7 14 -9 21
N. Gerbe 55 6 14 -13 20
A. Sekera 57 2 17 -7 19
V. Rask 57 8 10 -18 18
J. McClement 59 4 12 1 16
J. Staal 23 4 11 -1 15
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 16 19 4 .914 2.35
A. Khudobin 6 11 3 .901 2.73