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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 WSH 53 40 9 4 175 120 84
2 FLA 55 32 17 6 153 127 70
3 NYR 55 31 18 6 157 140 68
4 BOS 55 30 19 6 163 150 66
5 DET 55 28 18 9 138 134 65
6 NYI 53 29 18 6 150 131 64
7 TBL 54 30 20 4 144 130 64
8 PIT 54 28 19 7 139 136 63
9 NJD 56 28 21 7 124 124 63
10 PHI 54 24 20 10 128 140 58
11 CAR 55 24 21 10 131 143 58
12 MTL 56 27 25 4 151 151 58
13 OTT 56 25 25 6 157 173 56
14 BUF 56 22 28 6 131 155 50
15 CBJ 56 22 28 6 140 173 50
16 TOR 53 19 25 9 122 149 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Faulk 54 15 19 -13 34
J. Skinner 55 19 12 -3 31
V. Rask 53 12 19 0 31
J. Staal 55 12 19 7 31
K. Versteeg 54 10 21 1 31
E. Staal 55 9 21 1 30
E. Lindholm 55 8 16 -9 24
A. Nestrasil 48 8 12 0 20
J. Nordstrom 44 5 10 2 15
R. Hainsey 55 3 11 -12 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 15 11 7 .909 2.34
E. Lack 9 10 3 .901 2.74
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