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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES vs. PHILADELPHIA

Thursday, 11.14.2002 / 3:39 PM ET / 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

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 49 36 9 4 161 110 76
2 FLA 51 31 15 5 141 112 67
3 NYR 51 28 18 5 146 132 61
4 TBL 50 28 18 4 131 115 60
5 BOS 51 27 18 6 149 136 60
6 NYI 49 26 17 6 134 121 58
7 DET 51 25 18 8 125 130 58
8 NJD 52 26 20 6 117 118 58
9 PIT 49 25 17 7 126 122 57
10 PHI 49 23 18 8 117 128 54
11 CAR 52 23 21 8 124 138 54
12 MTL 52 24 24 4 137 141 52
13 OTT 52 23 23 6 142 164 52
14 TOR 50 19 22 9 116 134 47
15 BUF 52 21 26 5 119 137 47
16 CBJ 53 20 28 5 133 167 45

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Faulk 52 14 19 -15 33
K. Versteeg 51 10 21 2 31
V. Rask 50 12 18 0 30
E. Staal 52 9 21 1 30
J. Skinner 52 18 11 -4 29
J. Staal 52 11 16 4 27
E. Lindholm 52 8 16 -7 24
A. Nestrasil 45 5 12 -4 17
R. Hainsey 52 3 11 -14 14
J. Liles 52 5 7 -4 12
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 14 11 5 .905 2.41
E. Lack 9 10 3 .901 2.74
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