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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES vs. SAN JOSE

Monday, 10.27.2003 / 3:56 PM ET / News
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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES vs. SAN JOSE

CAROLINA HURRICANES (1-2-4-0, 6 pts.)
vs.
SAN JOSE SHARKS (1-4-3-0, 5 pts.)
Tuesday, October 28, 2003, 7 p.m. at the RBC Center



GAME NIGHT

The Carolina Hurricanes return to the RBC Center following a four-game, unbeaten road streak (10/18-10/25: 1-0-3-0) to face their first Western Conference opponent of 2003-04, the San Jose Sharks. Carolina has not lost since its home opener, Oct. 11 against New Jersey, going 1-0-4-0 since Oct. 13. During the recent four-game road swing, the Hurricanes scored ties against the New York Rangers, Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers, and scored their first win of the season at Boston on Oct. 23. Erik Cole (1g, 2a), Jeff O’Neill (1g, 2a) and Eric Staal (1g, 2a) led the Hurricanes during the road trip with three points each.

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); WSJS 600 AM (Winston-Salem); WNMX 106.1 FM (Charlotte)
Internet: www.nhl.com

CAROLINA NOTES
On Oct. 23 at Boston, Hurricanes netminder Kevin Weekes posted his first shutout of 2003-04, sixth with Carolina and 14th of his NHL career. Through games of Oct. 26, Weekes’ 1.45 goals-against average ranked first in the NHL among goalies with more than 300 minutes played. In six games this season, Weekes has allowed just nine goals on 136 shots, good for a .934 save percentage.

MILESTONE WATCH
Hurricanes winger Jeff O'Neill will earn his 200th NHL assist with his next helper.

CAROLINA AT HOME: 0-1-1-0
CAROLINA ON THE ROAD: 1-1-3-0
CAROLINA ON THE POWER PLAY: 1-of-28 (3.6%)
CAROLINA SHORTHANDED: 24-of-29 (82.8%)

CAROLINA INJURY UPDATE
Defenseman Bruno St. Jacques – bruised shoulder, day-to-day
Defenseman Aaron Ward – infection, Oct. 18 at NYR, day-to-day, missed 3 games
Defenseman Bob Boughner – fractured left hand, Oct. 3 at WSH (ps), injured reserve, missed 7 games

CAROLINA / SAN JOSE NOTES
The Hurricanes and the Sharks meet Tuesday for the first and only time during this season. Last season, the teams met once, Feb. 5 at HP Pavilion, a 6-2 Sharks victory. Jaroslav Svoboda (0g, 2a) was the Hurricanes’ lone multiple-point scorer, earning assists on goals by Kevyn Adams and Josef Vasicek. Carolina is 9-12-0-0 against San Jose since the Sharks joined the league in 1991-92, posting a 5-5-0-0 home record and a 4-7-0-0 road record. The teams have never gone to overtime in 21 all-time meetings.

2002-03 SCORING LEADERS AND GOALTENDERS

HURRICANES
GP G A TP
26 Cole 7 2 3 5
63 Vasicek 7 1 3 4
17 Brind'Amour 7 1 2 3
92 O'Neill 7 1 2 3
12 Staal 7 1 2 3
Goalies GP GAA W-L-T SV%
1 Storr 1 3.69 0-0-1 .875
80 Weekes 6 1.45 1-2-3 .934
SHARKS
GP G A TP
19 Sturm 8 2 2 4
42 Preissing 7 1 3 4
25 Damphousse 8 0 4 4
Goalies GP GAA W-L-T SV%
20 Nabokov 7 2.91 0-4-3 .892
35 Toskala 1 2.00 1-0-0 .920

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

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