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GAME REVIEW: Boston Bruins 2, HURRICANES 1

by Staff Writer / Carolina Hurricanes
Copyright © 1999 Nando Media Copyright © 1999 AP MegaSports

RALEIGH, N.C. (November 22, 1999 10:36 p.m. EST) - Jason Allison scored at 3:40 of the third period as the Boston Bruins snapped the Carolina's Hurricanes' three-game home winning streak with a 2-1 victory Monday night.

Carolina, trying to achieve a home-ice advantage in its new arena, had been unbeaten in four games and had home wins over Tampa Bay, Ottawa and Dallas coming into the game.

Martin Gelinas' first goal of the season at 7:42 in the first period gave Carolina the lead. Byron Ritchie passed the puck from behind the net to Tommy Westlund in front of goaltender Byron Dafoe, and Gelinas flicked the puck into the empty left side of the net.

Gelinas, who has 182 goals in his 11-year NHL career, had gone 23 games dating back to last March without scoring. The assist was the first of Ritchie's career and Westlund's fourth for the season.

Boston had tied the score at 1 at 17:06 in the second period on Dave Andreychuk's 14th goal of the season. Andreychuk came from near the left face-off circle to pick up Bates' pass and slipped the puck by Irbe.

The Bruins snapped a 1-1 tie early in the third period. Allison pushed the puck from the right side of the goal line by a defender and shot it high past goaltender Arturs Irbe for his second goal of the season.

Carolina's Glen Wesley missed his first game of the season with a groin injury he suffered Saturday against Dallas.

POST-GAME QUOTES

BOSTON BRUINS VS. CAROLINA HURRICANES

NOVEMBER 22, 1999

CAROLINA HEAD COACH PAUL MAURICE:

On the game:

“Well, got the wrong end of that one. I think defensively they played as well as we did against Dallas. We’re not scoring a lot. We’re just not hitting the net on our shots. Or we just don’t take them. We’re more concerned about getting the guys that can see the net clear. Defensively their coverage is good because we cycled the puck pretty well. It’s not like we didn’t have the time, we just didn’t get it on net.”

“I was most disappointed that Ronnie got his face cut open and there was no call.”

On Boston outplaying Carolina:

“I think that had more to do with it than our fatigue (problem). We had guys trying too much at times. Offensively we saw a lot of different schemes and we tried to forecheck them a bit more. Then we got the cycle game going. But defensively they were very very strong.”

BOSTON COACH PAT BURNS:

On the game:

“We showed character tonight. To come back with a little bit of a decimated lineup that we have, to come back like we did tonight, our guys are really on top of things.”

On Shawn Bates:

“He played really well. Andreychuk kept talking to him all day long, which helped us for sure. He’s more open, has more confidence in himself. He’s gotta have that to burst on the puck. That’s how Andreychuk got his goal. “.”

On Carter’s line:

“I thought Carter’s line did a tremendous job. That was the key to the game right there – how Carter’s line played.”

On Carolina’s top line:

“To keep them (Francis, Battaglia, Kapanen) off the ice. They’re the hottest scoring line on that team. The more they are on the ice the more chances there are for them to score. The more you keep them off the ice, the more chances you’re going to have to score.”

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Boston  0 1 1--2

Carolina  1 0 0--1

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FIRST PERIOD -- Scoring: 1, Carolina, Gelinas 1 (T Westlund, Ritchie), 12:18. Penalties: Zehr, Bos (interference), 14:03.

SECOND PERIOD -- Scoring: 2, Boston, Andreychuk 14 (Heinze, Bates), 17:06. Penalties: Malik, Car (roughing), 11:16.

THIRD PERIOD -- Scoring: 3, Boston, Allison 2 (Hulbig, Van Impe), 3:40. Penalties: Andreychuk, Bos (interference), 0:22; Allison, Bos (roughing), 9:37; Francis, Car (cross checking), 10:14.

Shots on goal:

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Boston  8 12 7--27

Carolina  3 6 4--13

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Power-play Conversions: Bos - 0 of 2, Car - 0 of 3. Goalies: Boston, Dafoe (13 shots, 12 saves; record: 5-2-0). Carolina, Irbe (27, 25; record: 7-6-4).

A:14,709. Referees: Martell, Van Massenhoven. Linesmen: Mcelman,Schachte.

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