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REVIEW: SAN JOSE 4, HURRICANES 1

by Staff Writer / Carolina Hurricanes
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Arturs Irbe stopped 24 San Jose shots but the Sharks still handed the Hurricanes a loss, 4-1.

The Hurricanes went up 1-0 on a first-period power play when Ron Francis' pass from behind the net was swatted by Sami Kapanen past goalie Evgeni Nabokov.

San Jose's Scott Thornton rebounded a Mike Ricci shot to tie it with 2:41 left in the first period.

San Jose rallied in the second period following an injury to center Mark Smith. With the score tied 1-1 Carolina forward Bates Battaglia laid a tough hit on Smith that left him on the ice unconscious and bleeding and delayed play for several minutes.

"It was a clean hit, the question is how late was it?" Hurricanes coach Paul Maurice said. "The guy wasn't in a position to protect himself."

According to the Sharks, Smith was knocked out and had a laceration to the head -- but had feeling in his extremities. He was taken to San Jose Medical Center for X-rays and observation.

Battaglia was ejected and given a major penalty for charging.

Game notes
Hurricanes forward Martin Gelinas needs just one point for 400 for his career.

 1st2nd3rdTOTAL
Carolina1001
San Jose1214

First Period: Scoring: 1, Carolina, Kapanen 3 (power play) (Francis,Oneill), 9:14. 2, San Jose, Thornton 4 (Ricci, Sundstrom), 17:19.Penalties: Rathje, S.J. (High sticking), 8:50.
Second Period: Scoring: 3, San Jose, Ricci 3 (power play) (Thornton,Sundstrom), 6:32. 4, San Jose, Sundstrom 1 (power play) (Ricci, Heins),9:12. Penalties: Ozolinsh, Car (hooking), 0:16; Damphousse, S.J. (Goalieinterference), 1:46; Battaglia, Car (charging major, , major, misconduct,gross misconduct, match, game misconduct), 6:07.
Third Period: Scoring: 5, San Jose, P Marleau 7 (Hannan, B Marchment),8:53. Penalties: Oneill, Car (hooking), 0:33; Damphousse, S.J. (Crosschecking), 11:06; Harvey, S.J. (Interference), 16:49.

SHOTS ON GOAL

Carolina5123--20
San Jose

7
15
6
--28

Power-play Conversions: Car - 1 of 4, San - 2 of 5. Goalies: Carolina,Irbe (28 shots, 24 saves; record: 2-4-3). San Jose, Nabokov (20, 19;record: 7-1-1). A:17,496. Referees: Ohalloran, Peel. Linesmen:Brisebois, Bonney.

CarolinaSan Jose
GA+/-ShotsGA+/-Shots
Adams
Battaglia
Brindamour
Francis
G Wesley
Gelinas
Halko
J Daniels
Kapanen
Karpa
Langdon
Malik
Oneill
Ozolinsh
T Westlund
Tanabe
Vasicek
Willis
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
even
-1
even
-1
even
even
even
even
-1
even
even
-2
-2
-1
even
-1
-1
even
0
0
2
2
1
1
0
0
5
1
0
0
1
2
0
1
2
2
B Marchment
B Stuart
Damphousse
G Suter
Granato
Hannan
Harvey
Heins
J Friesen
Korolyuk
M Sturm
Matteau
P Marleau
Rathje
Ricci
Smith
Sundstrom
Thornton
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
1
0
1
1
1
0
0
0
0
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
2
1
+1
even
even
+1
even
+1
+1
even
+1
even
even
even
+1
+1
+1
even
+1
+1
0
1
3
1
0
1
2
5
0
6
2
0
3
0
1
0
1
2
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