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PREVIEW: CAROLINA VS. DALLAS

by Staff Writer / Carolina Hurricanes

PRE-GAME SKATE

Contact: (919) 467-7825 Jerry Peters - ext. 5606 / Mike Sundheim - ext. 5602

CAROLINA HURRICANES (0-0-1-0, 1 pts)

vs.

DALLAS STARS (0-1-1-0, 1 pts)*

Tuesday, October 10, 2000 at 7:00 p.m. (ET)

GAME NIGHT: The Carolina Hurricanes host the defending Western Conference Champion Dallas Stars in the teams’ lone match of this regular season, Tuesday night at the Entertainment and Sports Arena…Carolina enters the game with an 0-0-1 record after skating to a 3-3 tie with Washington in Saturday’s season opener…Tonight’s game marks the 400th game of Paul Maurice’s head coaching career…Maurice is in his sixth season as head coach of the franchise…He ranks first in team history in wins (165) and games coached (399) and ranks second among NHL coaches in tenure with the same club trailing only Detroit’s Scotty Bowman.

PRACTICE TIMES:

Hurricanes will be on the ice at the Entertainment and Sports Arena from 10:00-11:00 a.m.

Dallas has an optional skate at 11:30 a.m.

ON THE AIR:

Local Television: ESPN 2

Radio: WRBZ-850 AM (Raleigh), WCHL-1360 AM (Chapel Hill)

WTRP-620 AM (La Grange, Ga.), WDNC 620-AM (Durham)

WDZL 98.3 FM (Mufreesboro) 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)

CAROLINA/DALLAS SERIES: The Carolina Hurricanes and the Dallas Stars meet tonight for the first and only time this regular season…The teams split a pair of games last season, both tallying victories at home…The Hurricanes defeated the Stars 1-0 at the Entertainment and Sports Arena behind Arturs Irbe’s shutout on Nov. 20, 1999…The Stars answered with a 2-1 victory at the Dr. Pepper StarCenter on Guy Carbonneau’s goal with 1:38 remaining in the third period on Dec. 8, 1999…The Hurricanes’ franchise’s overall series record vs. Dallas is 20-30-5 including a 10-14-1 mark at home.

CAROLINA NOTES: Carolina opened the season at home Saturday night, earning one point with a 3-3 tie with the Washington Capitals…Rookie Shane Willis notched his first three NHL points and Sami Kapanen added a pair of goals and an assist…Defenseman Kevin Hatcher tallied two assists against the Capitals in his Hurricanes regular season debut…Carolina defender Marek Malik missed the Hurricanes’ opener Saturday due to whiplash and is day-to-day…Carolina is 0-0-1 this season at home after Saturday’s contest with Washington…The Hurricanes are 20-16-6 overall at the Entertainment and Sports Arena…Carolina’s home penalty kill unit was the best in the National Hockey League (90.6% - 115-for-127) last season…The Hurricanes leave town to face Florida on Friday, Oct. 13 and Nashville on Saturday, Oct. 14…The pair of games will be the first of 17 sets of back to back games during the 2000-01 season for Carolina…The Hurricanes tallied a 14-18-3 record in back to back games during the 1999-2000 season.

CAROLINA AT HOME: 0-0-1 CAROLINA ON THE ROAD: 0-0-0 CAROLINA ON THE POWER PLAY: 11.1% (1 for 9) CAROLINA SHORTHANDED: 71.4% (5 for 7).

DALLAS NOTES: Dallas skated to a 2-2 tie with Colorado last Wednesday at home in the National Hockey League’s regular season opener… Dallas traveled north of the border and suffered a loss to the Ottawa Senators on Saturday…Following contests at Toronto (Monday, Oct. 9) and Carolina they return home Thursday to host Philadelphia…Goaltender Marty Turco inked a two-year deal with the Stars on Thursday…Dallas center Joe Nieuwendyk is listed as day-to-day with a wrist injury.

DALLAS AT HOME: 0-0-1* DALLAS ON THE ROAD: 0-1-0* DALLAS ON THE POWER PLAY: 12.5% (2 for 16)* DALLAS SHORTHANDED: 94.7% (18 for 19).*

CAROLINA INJURY UPDATE:

Defenseman Marek Malik missed the Hurricanes’ opener with the Capitals on Saturday due to whiplash. He is day-to-day.

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