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Philadelphia 2, Carolina 1 ; Game Review

by Staff Writer / Carolina Hurricanes
Carolina             1 0 0 0--1Philadelphia         0 1 0 1--2


PHILADELPHIA (Sat Dec 23 16:30:24 2000) -- Dan McGillis scored with 70 seconds remaining in overtime as the Philadelphia Flyers remained unbeaten under Bill Barber with a 2-1 victory over the Caroliona Hurricanes.

After a turnover by defenseman Sandis Ozolinsh at the blue line, Daymond Langkow controlled the puck at the left point, skated into the left circle and made a cross-ice pass to McGillis, who one-timed a shot past Arturs Irbe on the glove side for his sixth goal of the season.

The Flyers improved to 4-0-3-0 since Barber replaced Craig Ramsay as coach on December 10 and are in the midst of their longest unbeaten streak of the season. Philadelphia improved to 3-0-7 in overtime this season.

Simon Gagne scored the Flyers' first goal in the second period and goaltender Roman Cechmanek stopped 35 shots.

Jeff O'Neill tallied Carolina's lone goal in the first period and Irbe made 23 saves as the Hurricanes fell to 0-3 on their four-game road trip.

FIRST PERIOD -- Scoring: 1, Carolina, Oneill 11 (Vasicek, Hatcher),2:10. Penalties: Adams, Car (roughing), 1:43; Mcgillis, Phi (roughing),1:43; Mcgillis, Phi (high sticking), 10:25; Langdon, Car (fighting major),14:05; T Fedoruk, Phi (fighting major), 14:05; Hull, Phi (slashing),15:07; Recchi, Phi (unsportsmanlike conduct), 15:07.SECOND PERIOD -- Scoring: 2, Philadelphia, Gagne 15 (Sykora, Tocchet),1:07. Penalties: Vasicek, Car (holding), 11:59; Wallin, Car(interference), 18:25; Ozolinsh, Car (boarding), 19:37.THIRD PERIOD -- Scoring: None. Penalties: Primeau, Phi (high sticking),5:25; Karpa, Car (Obstr tripping), 15:23.OVERTIME -- Scoring: 3, Philadelphia, Mcgillis 6 (Langkow), 3:50. Shots on goal:Carolina             14  8 10  4--36Philadelphia          7  7  6  5--25Goalies: Carolina, Irbe (25 shots, 23 saves; record: 11-12-4).Philadelphia, R Cechmanek (36, 35; record: 10-5-2).  A:19,645.  Referees:Peel, Walsh. Linesmen: G Devorski, Morin.

Saturday, December 23, 7:52 p.m. EST

Next game: December 26 at Tampa Bay The Hurricanes fell to 0-3 on their four-game road trip following Saturday's 2-1 overtime loss to the Philadelphia Flyers. ... Carolina has scored just one goal in each of their last three games. "It's been frustrating for us because we have generated some pretty good offense this year and we just can't seem to put the puck in the net," Carolina coach Paul Maurice said. ... C Jeff O'Neill scored Carolina's only goal and has three over the last five games. ... The Hurricanes hope to salvage a win on their road trip at Tampa Bay on Tuesday. G Arturs Irbe has lost three straight games for the first time this season.

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