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HURRICANES RELEASE 2000-01 REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE

by Staff Writer / Carolina Hurricanes

RALEIGH, NC (July 6, 2000) – Jim Rutherford, CEO and General Manager of the National Hockey League Carolina Hurricanes, today released the team’s schedule for the 2000-01 regular season. Carolina will open the franchise’s fourth season in North Carolina and 22nd season in the NHL on Saturday night, October 7, 2000, against the Washington Capitals at the Entertainment and Sports Arena. The Hurricanes have also announced new start times. All weekday and Saturday night games will start at 7:00 p.m. Afternoon games will start at 1:30 p.m. and three out of the five Sunday night games will start at 5:00 p.m. Carolina will play 24 of its 41 home games on the weekend.

“We are pleased to announce our schedule for the 2000-2001 season,” stated Rutherford. “For our fans, this is an excellent home schedule with so many games on the weekend. We will have a total of 24 weekend dates, including eight afternoon games. In response to our surveys, we are also moving our starting times to 7:00 p.m. instead of 7:30 p.m. for evening games. The exceptions will be the afternoon games and some of our Sunday night starts, which will begin at 5:00 p.m. With our new lower ticket prices, the increased weekend dates, and our new start times, we expect families to have a better opportunity to come out to the Entertainment and Sports Arena this season.”

Carolina’s home schedule includes 41 dates, including 24 on the weekend. Breaking the schedule down by day, the Hurricanes will play three games on Monday night, four games on Tuesday night, eight games on Wednesday night, two games on Thursday night, eight games on Friday night, five games on Saturday and 11 games on Sunday. Of the five Saturday dates, two of those will be afternoon games. Of the 11 Sunday dates, six will be afternoon starts, three will be 5:00 p.m. starts, and two will start at 7:00 p.m., including a New Year’s Eve game against Chicago. The Hurricanes will play 11 games in the first month of the season with six of those contests at home. Carolina’s busiest month will be March when the team plays 15 games.

In terms of opponents, Carolina will play its Southeast Division foes five times each with three home games against Tampa Bay and Washington. Carolina will split home dates with teams in the Atlantic and Northeast Divisions with the exception of Toronto. Carolina will face a majority of the teams from the Western Conference twice. The Hurricanes will not play the Vancouver Canucks. Carolina will also not travel to Dallas and Edmonton and will not host Calgary, Detroit, Minnesota, and Phoenix.

The Hurricanes will start training camp on September 7, 2000, in Raleigh, North Carolina, when players will report for physicals. The Hurricanes will practice from September 8-13, 2000, at the Entertainment and Sports Arena and all practice sessions will be open to the public free of charge. Carolina will spend the next week practicing in Raleigh before leaving to practice in Ft. Myers, Florida, for seven days. The Hurricanes will play two preseason games in Raleigh: Wednesday, September 27, 2000 vs. Washington and Saturday, September 30, 2000, versus Atlanta.

CAROLINA HURRICANES 2000-2001 SEASON SCHEDULE

PRE-SEASON SCHEDULE

September

Sat.16vs. Tampa Bay in Ft. Myers7:30 p.m.

Sun.17at Tampa Bay 6:00 p.m.

Tue.19vs. Florida in Ft. Myers7:30 p.m.

Wed.20at Florida 7:30 p.m.

Sat.23at Atlanta7:00 p.m.

Wed.27Washington in Raleigh7:00 p.m.

Sat.30Atlanta in Raleigh 7:00 p.m.

October

Tue. 3at Washington7:00 p.m.

2000-01 REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE

October

Sat. 7Washington7:00 p.m.

Tue.10Dallas7:00 p.m.

Fri.13at Florida7:30 p.m.

Sat.14at Nashville8:00 p.m.

Wed.18at Pittsburgh7:30 p.m.

Sat.21at Montreal7:00 p.m.

Tue.24San Jose7:00 p.m.

Wed.25at Buffalo7:00 p.m.

Fri.27New Jersey7:00 p.m.

Sun.29St. Louis7:00 p.m.

Tue.31Tampa Bay7:00 p.m.

November

Fri. 3at Colorado9:00 p.m.

Sat. 4at San Jose10:30 p.m.

Wed. 8at Toronto7:30 p.m.

Fri.10Toronto7:00 p.m.

Sun.12Ottawa1:30 p.m.

Wed.15Florida7:00 p.m.

Thu.16at Ottawa7:00 p.m.

Sat.18at New Jersey1:00 p.m.

Wed.22at Pittsburgh7:30 p.m.

Fri.24at Boston12:00 p.m.

Sun.26Nashville1:30 p.m.

Wed.29at Florida7:30 p.m.

Thu.30Philadelphia7:00 p.m.

December

Sun. 3Ottawa5:00 p.m.

Wed. 6at Atlanta7:30 p.m.

Sat. 9at Calgary9:00 p.m.

Wed.13at Minnesota8:00 p.m.

Fri.15Buffalo7:00 p.m.

Sat.16at Boston7:00 p.m.

Tue.19at New York Islanders7:30 p.m.

Sat.23at Philadelphia1:00 p.m.

Tue.26at Tampa Bay7:30 p.m.

Wed.27New York Rangers7:00 p.m.

Fri.29at Columbus7:30 p.m.

Sun.31Chicago7:00 p.m.

January

Wed. 3Tampa Bay7:00 p.m.

Sat. 6Colorado7:00 p.m.

Sun. 7New York Islanders5:00 p.m.

Tue. 9Florida7:00 p.m.

Fri.12at Florida7:30 p.m.

Sun.14Anaheim1:30 p.m.

Tue.16at Montreal7:30 p.m.

Thu.18Boston7:00 p.m.

Sat.20Los Angeles1:30 p.m.

Mon.22New York Rangers7:00 p.m.

Wed. 24at New York Rangers7:00 p.m.

Sat.27Philadelphia1:30 p.m.

Mon.29Tampa Bay7:00 p.m.

Wed.31Toronto7:00 p.m.

February

Thu. 1at Atlanta7:30 p.m.

Wed. 7at Phoenix9:00 p.m.

Thu. 8at Los Angeles10:30 p.m.

Sun.11at Anaheim8:00 p.m.

Wed.14at Detroit7:30 p.m.

Fri.16Phoenix7:00 p.m.

Sun.18Boston1:30 p.m.

Mon.19at Philadelphia7:00 p.m.

Wed.21Atlanta7:00 p.m.

Fri.23New Jersey7:00 p.m.

Sat.24Washington7:00 p.m.

Tue.27at Atlanta7:30 p.m.

March

Thu. 1at New York Islanders7:30 p.m.

Fri. 2at New Jersey7:30 p.m.

Sun. 4at Chicago3:00 p.m.

Wed. 7Columbus7:00 p.m.

Thu. 8at Tampa Bay7:30 p.m.

Sun.11Edmonton1:30 p.m.

Wed.14Montreal7:00 p.m.

Thu.15at Washington7:00 p.m.

Sun.18New York Islanders5:00 p.m.

Wed.21Buffalo7:00 p.m.

Fri.23Pittsburgh7:00 p.m.

Sat.24at Buffalo7:00 p.m.

Mon.26Montreal7:00 p.m.

Wed.28at Washington7:00 p.m.

Fri.30Washington7:00 p.m.

April

Sun. 1at Ottawa2:00 p.m.

Tue. 3at St. Louis8:00 p.m.

Wed. 4at New York Rangers7:00 p.m.

Fri. 6Atlanta7:00 p.m.

Sun. 8Pittsburgh1:30 p.m.

All times listed are Eastern

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