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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES vs. PHOENIX

Monday, 11.11.2002 / 2:33 PM ET / News
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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES vs. PHOENIX

CAROLINA HURRICANES (7-4-2-2, 18 pts.)
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PHOENIX COYOTES (6-8-0-1, 13 pts.)*
Monday, November 11 at 7:00 p.m. at RBC Center
*Through games of Nov. 10



GAME NIGHT

The defending Eastern Conference champion Carolina Hurricanes host the Phoenix Coyotes at the RBC Center as the Hurricanes play the sixth game of a franchise-record nine-game homestand. The Hurricanes defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-2 on Saturday, and have earned at least one point in each of their last seven games (4-0-2-1). Carolina is 6-1-2-1 in its last nine games, all but two of which have come against teams that participated in the 2002 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Hurricanes netminder Kevin Weekes is 6-1-2 in his last nine games with a goals against average of 1.52 (14g, 552 min.) and a save percentage of .951 (14G, 283 SA). Weekes recorded his first regular season shutout with the Hurricanes on Thursday against Buffalo, stopping 26 shots.

PRACTICE TIMES

Nov. 12 Tuesday RBC Center 10:30 a.m.
Nov. 13 Wednesday RecZone 11:00 a.m.
Nov. 14 Thursday RecZone 11:00 a.m.
Nov. 15 Friday RBC Center 10:30 a.m.
Nov. 16 Saturday RecZone 11:45 a.m.

ON THE AIR
Television: none
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
The Hurricanes are 5-2-2-1 at home this season after defeating the Pittsburgh Penguins, 3-2 on Saturday. Rod Brind’Amour (6g, 6a) is Carolina’s leading scorer at home this season. Brind’Amour has won 234-of-381 (61.4%) of his faceoffs this season and is ranked fourth in the league through games of Nov. 10. Kevyn Adams has won 107-of-174 (61.5%) of his faceoffs this season and is ranked third in the NHL in that category. Netminder Kevin Weekes is tied for third in the league in save percentage (.940), third in goals against average (1.78) and is tied for fourth in wins (7) through games of Nov. 10.

CAROLINA AT HOME: 5-2-2-1
CAROLINA ON THE ROAD: 2-2-0-1
CAROLINA ON THE POWER PLAY: 15-of-99 (15.4%)
CAROLINA SHORTHANDED: 78-of-90 (86.7%)

CAROLINA INJURY UPDATE
Josef Vasicek missed the game vs. Pittsburgh (11/9) due to back spasms. He is day-to-day.

CAROLINA / PHOENIX NOTES
The Carolina Hurricanes and the Phoenix Coyotes meet tonight for the first of two games this season. Carolina won last year’s season series with Phoenix 1-0-0, defeating the Coyotes 1-0 in overtime in their only meeting of 2001-02. Josef Vasicek scored the game-winner 54 seconds into the overtime period for the win, assisted by Ron Francis and Jeff O’Neill. The Hurricanes are 28-22-8-0 all-time against the Coyotes franchise, with a 13-9-6-0 record at home and a 15-13-2-0 record on the road.

COYOTES NOTES
The Coyotes play at Tampa Bay on Monday before traveling to Carolina. Phoenix fell to Vancouver, 5-2 on Saturday night, before heading on the road. Coyotes forward Brian Savage played in his 500th career NHL game against the Canucks. Phoenix is 80-of-94 (85.1%) in shorthanded situations this season, ranking eighth in the league.

SCORING LEADERS AND GOALTENDERS

HURRICANES
GP G A TP
92 O'Neill 15 5 9 14
17 Brind'Amour 15 8 6 14
10 Francis 15 4 4 8
24 Kapanen 15 4 4 8
Goalies GP GAA W-L-T SV%
1 Irbe 3 4.35 0-3-0 .833
80 Weekes 13 1.78 7-3-2 .940
COYOTES*
GP G A TP
12 Johnson 15 4 7 11
10 Amonte 15 3 7 10
19 Doan 15 6 3 9
8 Briere 15 3 6 9
Goalies GP GAA W-L-T SV%
1 Burke 5 3.12 1-3-0 .897
33 Boucher 11 3.12 5-6-0 .899

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 252 192 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 221 189 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 262 211 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 242 203 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 252 230 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 235 221 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 238 215 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 221 210 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 213 211 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 206 223 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 236 250 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 215 234 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 181 216 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 188 226 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 211 262 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 161 274 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