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PREVIEW: CAROLINA AT ANAHEIM

by Staff Writer / Carolina Hurricanes
CAROLINA HURRICANES (24-21-6-2, 56 pts.)
AT
MIGHTY DUCKS OF ANAHEIM (16-30-6-4, 42 pts.)**
Sunday, February 11, 2001 at 8:00 p.m. EST
**NUMBERS THROUGH FEB. 8

GAME DAY:
The Carolina Hurricanes travel to Anaheim for the fourth game of a five-game road stretch. The Hurricanes fell to the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday night, but have lost just five of their last 18 games overall (11-5-2). The Hurricanes’ loss to the Kings was their first road loss since Dec. 29 at Columbus. The team established a franchise first on Thursday, allowing no shots in the third period at Los Angeles. It was the first time in franchise history that the team did not allow a shot in a period on the road. The Hurricanes remain unbeaten this season when leading after two periods (18-0-1).

PRACTICE TIMES:
Feb. 10SaturdayLos Angeles1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.*
Feb. 11Sundaynone (Game at ANA)
Feb. 12Mondaynone
Feb. 13TuesdayDetroit1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
* times are local times in California

ON THE AIR:
Local Television: HTS/FSN
Radio: WRBZ-850 AM (Raleigh); WCHL-1360 AM (Chapel Hill); WTRP-620 AM (La Grange, Ga.); WDZL 98.3FM (Murfreesboro); WFAY 1230/1450AM (Fayetteville); WSML 1200-AM (Graham); WRMT 1490-AM (Rocky Mount); WGHB 1250-AM (Greenville); WEEB 990-AM (Southern Pines); WMFR 1230-AM (High Point); WMFD 630-AM (Wilmington); WJNC 1240-AM (Jacksonville); WSJS 600-AM (Winston-Salem); WLNR-1230 AM (Kinston).

CAROLINA / ANAHEIM SERIES:
The Hurricanes and Ducks meet for the second of two match-ups this season. The Hurricanes defeated the Ducks 4-0 at the Entertainment and Sports Arena on Jan. 14, as Arturs Irbe earned his 15th shutout with the franchise and Ron Francis notched a pair of goals. Carolina and Anaheim tied in their lone meeting last season, with the Hurricanes overcoming a 4-0 deficit to earn a 4-4 tie. Jeff O’Neill notched a pair of goals in that game, and defenseman Glen Wesley had a goal and an assist. Carolina leads the all-time series against Anaheim 7-4-1, including a 2-3-0 record at Anaheim.

CAROLINA NOTES
Hurricanes center Rod Brind’Amour (7g, 12a) has 19 points in the last 15 games and has points in nine of his last 10 games (3g, 10a). Martin Gelinas has points and assists in eight of his last ten games (4g, 7a) and has 18 points (7g, 11a) in the last 15 games, but left the Hurricanes’ game at LA in the first period with a concussion and knee injury. Carolina winger Jeff O’Neill has 31 points in his last 27 games (22g, 9a), scoring goals in 16 of those games. Carolina goaltender Tyler Moss played the entire game at LA, ending Arturs Irbe’s 41-game appearance streak. Irbe had started 40 consecutive games prior to Feb. 8 at LAK.
CAROLINA AT HOME: 14-9-3 CAROLINA ON THE ROAD: 10-12-3-2 CAROLINA ON THE POWER PLAY: 43-of-254 (16.9%) CAROLINA SHORT-HANDED: 217-of-248 (87.5%)

ANAHEIM NOTES:
The Mighty Ducks of Anaheim currently have the worst record in the Western Conference, trailing expansion teams Columbus by two points and Minnesota by seven points. Heading into Friday’s game against the Washington Capitals, the Ducks have lost seven consecutive games at Arrowhead Pond (1/10-2/7). Their last win at home was Jan. 3, a 3-2 overtime win against the Florida Panthers.
ANAHEIM AT HOME: 8-14-2-2 ANAHEIM ON THE ROAD: 8-16-4-2 ANAHEIM ON THE POWER PLAY: 46-of-273 (16.8%) ANAHEIM SHORT-HANDED: 211-of-263 (80.2%)**

CAROLINA INJURY UPDATE:
Niclas Wallin suffered a strained shoulder against the Lightning (1/29). He is day-to-day.
Darren Langdon suffered a groin strain at PHX (2/7). He is day-to-day.
Martin Gelinas suffered a knee injury and a concussion at LAK. He is day-to-day.

SCORING LEADERS AND GOALTENDERS

HURRICANES GPGATP
10 Francis 53123345
92 O’Neill 53281644
23 Gelinas 53182139
24 Kapanen 53132437
17 Brind’Amour 50112233

GOALIESGPGAAW-L-TSV%
1 Irbe492.39 23-18-6.909
31 Moss84.211-5-0.850

ANAHEIM**GPGATP
8 Selanne52202545
16 McInnis50181735
9 Kariya40132134

GOALIES**GPGAAW-L-TSV%
31 Hebert403.0912-22-4.898
35 Giguere103.032-7-0.884

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