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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES vs. PHOENIX

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

CAROLINA HURRICANES (7-4-2-2, 18 pts.)
at
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 TBL 48 30 14 4 156 127 64
2 NYI 46 31 14 1 151 129 63
3 DET 47 27 11 9 139 119 63
4 MTL 45 29 13 3 123 106 61
5 PIT 46 26 12 8 138 117 60
6 NYR 44 27 13 4 134 106 58
7 WSH 46 24 13 9 137 120 57
8 BOS 48 25 16 7 126 121 57
9 FLA 44 20 14 10 107 122 50
10 OTT 46 19 18 9 126 128 47
11 TOR 48 22 23 3 142 150 47
12 PHI 48 19 22 7 130 146 45
13 CBJ 45 20 22 3 113 142 43
14 NJD 47 17 22 8 107 134 42
15 CAR 46 16 25 5 98 120 37
16 BUF 47 14 30 3 89 167 31

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 41 15 13 -8 28
J. Faulk 46 8 18 -14 26
J. Skinner 41 10 9 -7 19
E. Lindholm 46 9 10 -10 19
R. Nash 46 7 12 -4 19
J. Tlusty 39 11 7 -12 18
N. Gerbe 42 4 13 -2 17
V. Rask 46 6 9 -9 15
A. Sekera 44 1 14 -8 15
C. Terry 33 6 3 -3 9
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Khudobin 5 8 2 .916 2.32
C. Ward 11 17 3 .911 2.45