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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 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Skinner 82 28 23 -2 51
V. Rask 80 21 27 -6 48
J. Staal 82 20 28 6 48
E. Lindholm 82 11 28 -23 39
J. Faulk 64 16 21 -22 37
K. Versteeg 63 11 22 -6 33
E. Staal 63 10 23 -3 33
J. Nordstrom 71 10 14 1 24
A. Nestrasil 55 9 14 4 23
R. Nash 64 9 13 -5 22
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 23 17 10 .909 2.41
E. Lack 12 14 6 .901 2.81