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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 WSH 54 40 10 4 178 124 84
2 FLA 56 32 18 6 153 132 70
3 NYR 55 31 18 6 157 140 68
4 BOS 55 30 19 6 163 150 66
5 DET 55 28 18 9 138 134 65
6 TBL 54 30 20 4 144 130 64
7 NYI 54 29 19 6 153 137 64
8 PIT 54 28 19 7 139 136 63
9 NJD 56 28 21 7 124 124 63
10 CAR 56 25 21 10 137 146 60
11 PHI 54 24 20 10 128 140 58
12 MTL 56 27 25 4 151 151 58
13 OTT 57 25 26 6 159 177 56
14 CBJ 57 23 28 6 144 175 52
15 BUF 56 22 28 6 131 155 50
16 TOR 54 20 25 9 127 151 49

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Faulk 54 15 19 -13 34
V. Rask 54 14 19 2 33
J. Staal 56 12 21 8 33
J. Skinner 56 19 13 -1 32
K. Versteeg 55 11 21 1 32
E. Staal 56 9 21 0 30
E. Lindholm 56 8 17 -9 25
A. Nestrasil 49 9 12 1 21
J. Nordstrom 45 5 11 2 16
R. Hainsey 56 3 11 -11 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 16 11 7 .909 2.35
E. Lack 9 10 3 .901 2.74