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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES vs. SAN JOSE

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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 x - NYR 76 48 21 7 231 179 103
2 x - MTL 77 47 22 8 203 174 102
3 x - TBL 78 47 24 7 250 204 101
4 NYI 77 45 27 5 235 215 95
5 PIT 77 42 24 11 211 194 95
6 WSH 77 42 25 10 227 190 94
7 DET 76 40 23 13 221 208 93
8 BOS 77 39 25 13 204 198 91
9 OTT 76 38 26 12 220 204 88
10 FLA 77 35 27 15 192 210 85
11 PHI 77 31 29 17 202 220 79
12 CBJ 76 37 35 4 210 234 78
13 NJD 77 31 33 13 170 197 75
14 CAR 76 28 37 11 176 208 67
15 TOR 78 29 43 6 204 249 64
16 BUF 77 22 47 8 152 258 52

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 71 22 28 -12 50
J. Faulk 76 15 32 -19 47
E. Lindholm 75 16 21 -20 37
J. Skinner 71 18 13 -22 31
V. Rask 74 11 20 -13 31
N. Gerbe 72 9 17 -13 26
R. Nash 68 8 17 -10 25
J. McClement 76 7 13 -5 20
J. Staal 40 4 16 -6 20
J. Liles 51 2 17 -8 19
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 20 22 5 .909 2.43
A. Khudobin 8 15 6 .904 2.60