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PREVIEW: HURRICANES vs. ANAHEIM

by Staff Writer / Carolina Hurricanes

CAROLINA HURRICANES (17-16-6-2, 42 pts.)


VS.
THE MIGHTY DUCKS OF ANAHEIM (14-21-6-4, 38 pts.)
Sunday, January 14, 2001 at 1:30 p.m.

GAME DAY:
Carolina winger Jeff O’Neill has 17 points in his last 15 games (11, 6a), scoring goals in nine of those games. O’Neill is currently on a six games point streak (4g, 4a) and is one goal shy of 100 in his NHL career. Hurricanes winger Sami Kapanen has scored 16 points (8g, 8a) in the last 18 games. Martin Gelinas (2g, 4a) has six points in the last three games, while Rod Brind’Amour (4g, 1a) and Shane Willis (1g, 4a) each have notched five points in the last three games. Carolina goaltender Arturs Irbe appeared in his 30th consecutive game Saturday night. The previous franchise record was 24, set by Irbe during the 1999-2000 season. Irbe has started 29 consecutive games.

PRACTICE TIMES:
Jan. 14SundayNoneJan. 15MondayESA11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Jan. 16TuesdayMontreal11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Jan. 17WednesdayESA11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Jan. 18ThursdayESA10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Jan. 19FridayESA11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Jan. 20SaturdayESA10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

ON THE AIR:
Local Television: none
Radio: WRBZ-850 AM (Raleigh); WCHL-1360 AM (Chapel Hill); WTRP-620 AM (La Grange, Ga.); WDNC 620-AM (Durham); 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).

CAROLINA / ANAHEIM SERIES:
The Hurricanes and Ducks meet for the first of two matchups this season. The two teams will face-off at Arrowhead Pond on February 11. 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 6-4-1, including a 4-1-1 record at home.

CAROLINA NOTES:
The Carolina Hurricanes are currently on a franchise record-tying seven game home unbeaten streak (6-0-1). The current home unbeaten streak matches the record set by the Hartford Whalers from March 15-April 5, 1986 (5-0-2). The team is also on a six-game overall unbeaten streak (4-0-2)… Hurricanes Captain Ron Francis tied the legendary Phil Esposito for fifth place on the NHL’s all-time points list when he earned an assist at Florida on January 12. Francis has 1,590 points in his 19+ NHL seasons including 1,110 assists (5th place all-time) and 480 goals (34th place all-time)…

CAROLINA AT HOME: 11-5-3
CAROLINA ON THE ROAD: 6-11-3-2
CAROLINA ON THE POWER PLAY: 33-198 (16.7%)
CAROLINA SHORTHANDED: 162-188 (86.2%)

ANAHEIM NOTES:
Ducks stand-out forward Paul Kariya has missed the Ducks’ last 10 games (12/20-12/12) with a cracked bone in his left foot. Prior to Kariya’s injury the Ducks were on a three-game win streak but since have gone 1-5-2-1.

ANAHEIM AT HOME: 8-10-2-2
ANAHEIM ON THE ROAD: 6-12-4-2
ANAHEIM ON THE POWER PLAY: 39-223 (17.5%)
ANAHEIM SHORTHANDED: 171-210 (81.4%)

CAROLINA INJURY UPDATE:
Sandis Ozolinsh had surgery on his knee on Jan. 5. He will be out of the lineup for two weeks.
Kevin Hatcher is day-to-day with a strained knee.

SCORING LEADERS AND GOALTENDERS

HURRICANES GPGATP
10 Francis 41 82331
92 O’Neill 41171330
24 Kapanen 41121729
23 Gelinas 41131427
25 Willis 36 91423

GOALIESGPGAAW-L-TSV%
1 Irbe38 2.37 16-14-6.910
31 Moss 7 4.22 1-4-0.853

ANAHEIMGPGATP
8 Selanne41151732
9 Kariya35122032
12 LeClerc40121830
17 Cullen 45 82230
10 Tverdovsky45 62329

GOALIESGPGAAW-L-TSV%
30 Roussel132.852-5-2.895
31 Herbert363.00 12-18-4.901

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