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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES at SAN JOSE

Tuesday, 02.4.2003 / 9:18 PM ET / News
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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES at SAN JOSE

CAROLINA HURRICANES (17-25-6-5, 45 pts.)
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SAN JOSE SHARKS (19-21-6-5, 49 pts.)
Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2003, 10:00 p.m. at HP Pavilion



GAME NIGHT

The defending Eastern Conference champion Carolina Hurricanes travel to HP Pavilion to face San Jose at 10 p.m (ET) in the the first game of a four-game road swing. Wednesday’s game marks the Hurricanes’ 54th game of 2002-03 and first game since the NHL All-Star break. Hurricanes right wing Jeff O’Neill played for the Eastern Conference in his first NHL All-Star game on Sunday at Office Depot Center in Sunrise, Fla.

PRACTICE TIMES

Feb. 5 Wednesday HP Pavillion 11:30 a.m.
Feb. 6 Thursday HealthSouth (L.A.) 1 p.m.
Feb. 7 Friday Staples Center 11:30 a.m.
Feb. 8 Saturday HealthSouth (L.A.) 2 p.m.
Feb. 10 Monday American Airlines Center 11 a.m.
Feb. 11 Tuesday American Airlines Center 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
With his shorthanded goal against Toronto on Jan. 29, captain Ron Francis moved into a tie with Frank Mahovlich for 21st on the NHL's all-time goals-scored list (533).
Hurricanes winger Jeff O’Neill has seven goals in the last 15 games. His four-game goals streak (Jan. 3-8: 5g, 0a) was the longest this season by any Carolina player. O’Neill leads the team with 19 goals and 40 points. He ranked tied for sixth among all NHL players with six game-winning goals through games of Jan. 30. Josef Vasicek has three goals and two assists in the last five games.

CAROLINA AT HOME: 9-11-5-3
CAROLINA ON THE ROAD: 8-14-1-2
CAROLINA ON THE POWER PLAY: 45-of-289 (15.6%)
CAROLINA SHORTHANDED: 231-of-278(83.1%)

CAROLINA INJURY UPDATE
Left wing Erik Cole was placed on injured reserve after suffering a broken bone in his left leg, Jan. 30.
Defenseman David Tanabe is day-to-day and has missed one game with a shoulder injury.
Defenseman Glen Wesley is day-to-day and has missed three game due to a groin injury.
Center Rod Brind’Amour was placed on injured reserve Jan. 21 and has missed five games after hand surgery on Jan. 22.

CAROLINA / SAN JOSE NOTES
The Carolina Hurricanes and San Jose Sharks meet for the only time this season tonight at HP Pavilion. Last season the teams split a two-game series with each team winning at home. Carolina downed the Sharks 3-2 on Nov. 9, 2001 and San Jose returned the favor on Feb. 10, 2002, scoring a 4-0 win. The Hurricanes hold a 9-11-0-0 all-time record against the Sharks including a 5-5-0-0 home record and a 4-6-0-0 road mark. In 20 all-time meetings, the Sharks and the Hurricanes have never played an overtime game.

SHARKS NOTES
Center Patrick Marleau played in his 400th career game on Oct. 19 vs. Colorado, becoming the youngest current NHL player and the youngest player to reach the 400-game plateau since Bob Carpenter played in his 400th game on April 6, 1986 (22 years, 268 days old)… Marleau has four goals in the last four games vs. the Hurricanes…Former Shark goaltender Arturs Irbe has started 5 of the last 7 games against the Sharks…

SCORING LEADERS AND GOALTENDERS

HURRICANES
GP G A TP
92 O'Neill 53 19 21 40
17 Brind'Amour 48 14 23 37
10 Francis 53 19 17 36
26 Cole 53 14 13 27
Goalies GP GAA W-L-T SV%
1 Irbe 25 2.94 7-16-2 .889
80 Weekes 32 2.41 10-14-4 .920
SHARKS
GP G A TP
8 Selanne 51 21 22 43
12 Marleau 51 20 18 38
25 Damphousse 51 13 24 37
11 Nolan 48 18 14 32
Goalies GP GAA W-L-T SV%
20 Nabokov 39 2.60 15-18-6 .910
37 Kiprusoff 13 3.77 3-7-0 .853

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - NYR 73 47 19 7 224 168 101
2 MTL 75 46 21 8 197 167 100
3 TBL 75 46 22 7 244 194 99
4 NYI 75 44 26 5 228 208 93
5 PIT 74 40 23 11 204 186 91
6 DET 73 39 22 12 212 201 90
7 WSH 74 40 24 10 215 182 90
8 OTT 73 37 25 11 213 195 85
9 BOS 74 36 25 13 195 193 85
10 FLA 74 34 26 14 184 202 82
11 PHI 75 30 29 16 196 216 76
12 NJD 74 31 31 12 166 189 74
13 CBJ 73 34 35 4 198 228 72
14 CAR 73 27 36 10 170 201 64
15 TOR 75 27 42 6 194 241 60
16 BUF 74 20 46 8 141 249 48

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 68 20 27 -13 47
J. Faulk 73 14 32 -18 46
E. Lindholm 72 16 20 -21 36
J. Skinner 68 18 12 -22 30
V. Rask 71 11 19 -12 30
R. Nash 67 8 17 -10 25
N. Gerbe 69 7 17 -13 24
J. McClement 73 7 13 -3 20
A. Nestrasil 45 7 13 4 20
J. Staal 37 4 15 -9 19
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 19 21 5 .910 2.43
A. Khudobin 8 15 5 .903 2.62