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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 x - NYR 73 47 19 7 224 168 101
2 MTL 75 46 21 8 197 167 100
3 TBL 75 46 22 7 244 194 99
4 NYI 75 44 26 5 228 208 93
5 PIT 74 40 23 11 204 186 91
6 DET 73 39 22 12 212 201 90
7 WSH 74 40 24 10 215 182 90
8 OTT 73 37 25 11 213 195 85
9 BOS 74 36 25 13 195 193 85
10 FLA 74 34 26 14 184 202 82
11 PHI 75 30 29 16 196 216 76
12 NJD 74 31 31 12 166 189 74
13 CBJ 73 34 35 4 198 228 72
14 CAR 73 27 36 10 170 201 64
15 TOR 75 27 42 6 194 241 60
16 BUF 74 20 46 8 141 249 48

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 68 20 27 -13 47
J. Faulk 73 14 32 -18 46
E. Lindholm 72 16 20 -21 36
J. Skinner 68 18 12 -22 30
V. Rask 71 11 19 -12 30
R. Nash 67 8 17 -10 25
N. Gerbe 69 7 17 -13 24
J. McClement 73 7 13 -3 20
A. Nestrasil 45 7 13 4 20
J. Staal 37 4 15 -9 19
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 19 21 5 .910 2.43
A. Khudobin 8 15 5 .903 2.62