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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.)
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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 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Skinner 82 28 23 -2 51
V. Rask 80 21 27 -6 48
J. Staal 82 20 28 6 48
E. Lindholm 82 11 28 -23 39
J. Faulk 64 16 21 -22 37
K. Versteeg 63 11 22 -6 33
E. Staal 63 10 23 -3 33
J. Nordstrom 71 10 14 1 24
A. Nestrasil 55 9 14 4 23
R. Nash 64 9 13 -5 22
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 23 17 10 .909 2.41
E. Lack 12 14 6 .901 2.81