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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES vs. OTTAWA

Monday, 11.18.2002 / 3:55 PM ET / News
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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES vs. OTTAWA

CAROLINA HURRICANES (8-4-3-3, 22 pts.)
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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

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 252 192 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 221 189 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 262 211 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 242 203 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 252 230 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 235 221 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 238 215 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 221 210 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 213 211 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 206 223 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 236 250 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 215 234 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 181 216 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 188 226 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 211 262 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 161 274 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 77 23 31 -13 54
J. Faulk 82 15 34 -19 49
E. Lindholm 81 17 22 -23 39
V. Rask 80 11 22 -14 33
J. Skinner 77 18 13 -24 31
N. Gerbe 78 10 18 -14 28
R. Nash 68 8 17 -10 25
J. Staal 46 6 18 -6 24
J. Liles 57 2 20 -9 22
J. McClement 82 7 14 -7 21
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 22 24 5 .910 2.40
A. Khudobin 8 17 6 .900 2.72