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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES vs. OTTAWA

Monday, 11.18.2002 / 3:55 PM / News
Carolina Hurricanes

CAROLINA HURRICANES (8-4-3-3, 22 pts.)
at
OTTAWA SENATORS (8-6-1-0, 17 pts.)
Tuesday, November 19 at 7:00 p.m. at RBC Center



GAME NIGHT

The defending Eastern Conference champion Carolina Hurricanes host the Ottawa Senators at the RBC Center. It is the final game of a franchise-record nine-game homestand for Carolina. The Hurricanes fell in overtime against Tampa Bay on Sunday, and have earned at least one point in each of their last 10 games (5-0-3-2). Carolina has lost in regulation just once in its last 13 games (7-1-3-2), all but three of which have come against teams that participated in the 2002 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Hurricanes netminder Kevin Weekes is 7-2-3 in his last 12 games with a goals against average of 1.54 (19g, 741 min.) and a save percentage of .949 (19G, 371 SA). Hurricanes defenseman David Tanabe is scheduled to play in his 200th career NHL game on Tuesday against Ottawa. Forward Erik Cole is scheduled to play in his 100th game as well. The Hurricanes recalled defenseman Steve Halko from Lowell of the American Hockey League on Monday.

PRACTICE TIMES

Nov. 19 Tuesday RBC Center 10:30 a.m.
Nov. 20 Wednesday RecZone 11:00 a.m.
Nov. 21 Thursday FleetCenter 11:30 a.m.
Nov. 22 Friday Montreal 2:15 p.m.
Nov. 23 Saturday Bell Centre 11:30 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’ have played five overtime games at home this season, the most in the NHL. Carolina’s penalty kill has been successful in 88-of-101 (87.1%) of shorthanded situations this season and was ranked sixth in the NHL through games of Nov. 17. Rod Brind’Amour scored a short-handed goal for the Hurricanes on Oct. 19 against New Jersey. He is tied for tenth in franchise history with five short-handed goals. With his goal vs. Tampa Bay, Ron Francis is two goals shy of tying Pat Verbeek for 23rd on the NHL’s all-time goals scored list.

CAROLINA AT HOME: 6-2-3-2
CAROLINA ON THE ROAD: 2-2-0-1
CAROLINA ON THE POWER PLAY: 18-of-113 (15.9%)
CAROLINA SHORTHANDED: 88-of-101 (87.1%)

CAROLINA INJURY UPDATE
Josef Vasicek missed the game vs. Tampa Bay (11/17) due to back spasms. He is day-to-day. Sami Kapanen missed the game vs. Tampa Bay (11/17) due to a groin injury. He is day-to-day.

CAROLINA / OTTAWA NOTES
The Hurricanes and the Senators meet for the second of four matchups this season. Ottawa defeated Carolina 4-1 in the two teams’ first meeting this season, on Oct. 23 at Corel Centre. The Senators were unbeaten against Carolina last season, winning the season series 3-0-1. Ottawa was 1-0-1 at home in 2001-02, playing to a 1-1 tie on Nov. 15 and defeating Carolina 4-3 on April 2. The Senators won both games in Raleigh, defeating the Hurricanes 6-2 on Oct. 9 and 5-1 on Dec. 18. Marian Hossa was the leading scorer against Carolina last season with six points (3g, 3a) in four games. Ron Francis led all Hurricanes scorers with five points (0g, 5a). Carolina leads the all-time regular season series with Ottawa 28-15-6, including a 16-5-2 mark at home and a 12-10-4 record in Ottawa.

SENATORS NOTES
Ottawa ranks in the upper echelon in power-play percentage. Through games of Nov. 17, the Senators are 15-of-86 (24.4%) with the man advantage and rank second overall in the league. On the road, Ottawa is 7-of-41 (29.3%) on the power-play and leads the NHL. Marian Hossa is tied for first in the league in power-play goals with six and tied for third in power-play points with 12 (6g, 6a), through Nov. 17. The Senators defeated Buffalo 4-1 at the Corel Centre in their most recent game on Saturday, Nov. 16

SCORING LEADERS AND GOALTENDERS

HURRICANES
GP G A TP
17 Brind'Amour 18 8 7 15
92 O'Neill 18 5 10 15
10 Francis 18 6 5 11
21 Tanabe 16 2 7 9
24 Kapanen 16 4 4 8
Goalies GP GAA W-L-T SV%
1 Irbe 3 4.35 0-3-0 .833
80 Weekes 16 1.75 8-4-3 .941
SENATORS
GP G A TP
11 Alfredsson 15 7 13 20
18 Hossa 15 8 7 15
3 Chara 15 2 8 10
28 White 15 5 4 9
12 Fisher 15 2 6 8
Goalies GP GAA W-L-T SV%
31 Prusek 2 3.60 1-0-0 .882
40 Lalime 14 2.39 7-6-1 .905

SCHEDULE

HOME
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PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 23 16 6 1 61 57 33
2 PIT 21 15 4 2 76 49 32
3 NYI 22 16 6 0 72 59 32
4 TBL 23 15 6 2 81 63 32
5 DET 22 12 5 5 64 54 29
6 BOS 23 13 9 1 59 57 27
7 TOR 22 11 8 3 70 67 25
8 OTT 21 10 7 4 58 56 24
9 FLA 20 8 6 6 42 51 22
10 WSH 21 9 8 4 58 57 22
11 NYR 21 9 8 4 60 62 22
12 NJD 22 9 10 3 53 63 21
13 PHI 21 8 10 3 59 66 19
14 CAR 21 6 12 3 48 63 15
15 CBJ 21 6 13 2 51 76 14
16 BUF 22 6 14 2 37 72 14

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Nash 21 4 11 0 15
E. Staal 16 6 7 -6 13
J. Faulk 21 2 10 -9 12
J. Skinner 17 5 6 -4 11
J. Tlusty 21 8 2 -11 10
E. Lindholm 21 6 4 -4 10
N. Gerbe 17 2 6 2 8
A. Sekera 20 0 8 -4 8
C. Terry 17 4 3 1 7
V. Rask 21 3 2 -7 5
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 6 8 1 .907 2.61
A. Khudobin 0 4 2 .898 2.97