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Pre-Game Skate: HURRICANES at SAN JOSE

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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 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 248 187 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 214 184 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 259 206 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 237 199 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 245 224 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 231 211 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 232 208 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 217 204 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 209 201 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 198 213 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 227 248 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 212 223 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 176 209 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 183 219 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 206 257 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 153 269 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