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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 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