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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES vs. PHILADELPHIA

Thursday, 11.14.2002 / 3:39 PM / News
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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES vs. PHILADELPHIA

CAROLINA HURRICANES (8-4-2-2, 20 pts.)
at
PHILADELPHIA FLYERS (9-3-3-0, 21 pts.)
Friday, November 15 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 as the Hurricanes play the seventh game of a franchise-record nine-game homestand. The Hurricanes defeated the Phoenix Coyotes 3-2 on Tuesday, and have earned at least one point in each of their last eight games (5-0-2-1). Carolina has lost in regulation just once in its last 11 games (7-1-2-1), all but two of which have come against teams that participated in the 2002 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Rod Brind’Amour will play in his 1000th career NHL game on Friday against Philadelphia. Brind’Amour becomes the 181st player in NHL history to reach the milestone and the third player to reach 1,000 games while playing for the franchise (Brian Propp on March 2, 1994 and Glen Wesley on Jan. 20, 2001). Brind’Amour played 633 of his 1,000 games with Philadelphia between 1991 and 2000 and is seventh in Flyers history in points (601), sixth in assists (366) and ninth in goals (235). He was acquired by Carolina on Jan. 23, 2000 along with goaltender Jean-Marc Pelletier and a fourth-round draft pick in exchange for Keith Primeau and a fifth-round pick. Brind’Amour has 140 points (55g, 85a) in 209 regular season games with Carolina.
Hurricanes netminder Kevin Weekes is 7-1-2 in his last 10 games with a goals against average of 1.57 (16g, 612 min.) and a save percentage of .949 (16G, 312 SA).

PRACTICE TIMES

Nov. 15 Friday RBC Center 10:30 a.m.
Nov. 16 Saturday RecZone 11:45 a.m.
Nov. 17 Sunday RBC Center TBA
Nov. 18 Monday RecZone 11:00 a.m.
Nov. 19 Tuesday RBC Center 10:30 a.m.

ON THE AIR
Television: Fox Sports Net (NC & SC)
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 4-0-1-1 after six games of a franchise-record nine-game homestand. The leading scorer on the current homestand is Rod Brind’Amour (2g, 5a). 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. 13. Kevyn Adams has won 107-of-174 (61.5%) of his faceoffs this season and is ranked third in the NHL in that category. Jan Hlavac has tallied two points (1g, 1a) in three games for Carolina since being acquired from Vancouver.

CAROLINA AT HOME: 6-2-2-1
CAROLINA ON THE ROAD: 2-2-0-1
CAROLINA ON THE POWER PLAY: 17-of-103 (16.5%)
CAROLINA SHORTHANDED: 80-of-92 (87.0%)

CAROLINA INJURY UPDATE
Josef Vasicek missed the game vs. Phoenix (11/12) due to back spasms. He is day-to-day.

CAROLINA / PHILADELPHIA NOTES
The Carolina Hurricanes and the Philadelphia Flyers meet tonight for the second of four games this season. Philadelphia defeated Carolina 2-1 in overtime on Nov. 5 at RBC Center. 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
The Flyers are currently ranked second in the Eastern Conference (21 points), and are first in the Atlantic Division. Philadelphia netminder Robert Esche leads the league in goals against average (1.51) and is fourth in the NHL with a save percentage of .936 (7 GA, 110 SA). The Flyers tied the Florida Panthers 1-1 at the First Union Center in their most recent game.

SCORING LEADERS AND GOALTENDERS

HURRICANES
GP G A TP
92 O'Neill 16 5 10 15
17 Brind'Amour 16 8 7 15
10 Francis 16 5 5 10
24 Kapanen 16 4 4 8
21 Tanabe 14 2 6 8
Goalies GP GAA W-L-T SV%
1 Irbe 3 4.35 0-3-0 .833
80 Weekes 14 1.80 8-3-2 .940
FLYERS
GP G A TP
10 LeClair 15 8 5 13
97 Roenick 15 5 8 13
8 Recchi 15 6 6 12
14 Williams 15 3 6 9
5 Johnsson 15 1 8 9
Goalies GP GAA W-L-T SV%
42 Esche 5 1.51 3-0-1 .936
32 Cechmanek 11 2.07 6-3-2 .914

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 NYI 63 41 20 2 202 174 84
3 NYR 60 38 16 6 190 148 82
4 TBL 63 38 19 6 207 167 82
5 DET 60 34 15 11 176 156 79
6 PIT 61 35 17 9 176 152 79
7 WSH 63 33 20 10 184 159 76
8 BOS 61 30 22 9 161 160 69
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 62 25 27 10 139 164 60
13 CBJ 60 26 30 4 157 189 56
14 TOR 61 25 31 5 170 185 55
15 CAR 60 23 30 7 137 159 53
16 BUF 62 19 38 5 120 207 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Faulk 60 11 28 -14 39
E. Staal 55 18 18 -9 36
E. Lindholm 59 11 16 -15 27
J. Skinner 55 16 9 -15 25
R. Nash 57 7 15 -8 22
N. Gerbe 56 7 14 -11 21
V. Rask 58 8 11 -16 19
J. McClement 60 4 12 1 16
J. Staal 24 4 11 -1 15
A. Semin 36 2 12 -8 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 16 19 4 .914 2.35
A. Khudobin 7 11 3 .906 2.60