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PREVIEW: HURRICANES vs. Philadelphia Flyers

by Staff Writer / Carolina Hurricanes

PHILADELPHIA FLYERS (24-11-6-1, 55 pts)


CAROLINA HURRICANES (17-17-8-0, 42 pts)

Tuesday, January 11, 2000 at 7:30 p.m.

GAME NIGHT: The Carolina Hurricanes enters Tuesday’s game against the Philadelphia Flyers after shutting out the New York Rangers, 1-0, at the Entertainment and Sports Arena on Sunday night…Carolina is unbeaten in its last three games (2-0-1), with victories over the Rangers and the Boston Bruins and a 4-4 tie against the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim…The Hurricanes are currently in second place in the Southeast Division, trailing the Florida Panthers by 10 points and are seeded seventh in the Eastern Conference with 42 points…Following Tuesday’s game, the Hurricanes begin a three-game road trip, facing the Florida Panthers on Friday, January 14, the New Jersey Devils on Monday, January 17, and the New York Rangers on Tuesday, January 18.


Hurricanes: 10:00 a.m. at the Entertainment and Sports Arena

Flyers: 11:30 a.m. at the Entertainment and Sports Arena


Local Television: none

Radio: WRBZ-850 AM (Raleigh), WFAI-1230 AM (Fayetteville), WGHB 1250 AM (Greenville), WSML-1200 AM (Graham), WRMT-1490 AM (Rocky Mount), WJNC-1240 AM (Jacksonville), WRNS-960 AM (Kinston), WTRP-620 AM (La Grange, GA), WEEB-990 AM (Southern Pines), WRQR-106.7 FM (Wilmington), WSJS-600 AM (Winston-Salem), WDLZ- 98.3 FM (Murfreesboro).

CAROLINA/PHILADELPHIA SERIES: The Carolina Hurricanes and the Philadelphia Flyers meet Tuesday for the third of four games this season…Carolina trails 19-40-10 in the all-time series and is 10-17-7 at home against Philadelphia…The 1999-2000 season series is tied (1-1-0) with both teams winning once in Philadelphia…Last season, the Flyers won the four-game season series 2-0-2…The two teams conclude this season’s schedule on April 2, 2000 at the Entertainment and Sports Arena.

CAROLINA NOTES: Arturs Irbe posted 30 saves and Andrei Kovalenko scored on a nifty backhander as the Carolina Hurricanes shutout the New York Rangers, 1-0, at the Entertainment and Sports Arena on Sunday night…The win extended the team’s unbeaten streak to three games (2-0-1) and earned Irbe his 22nd career shutout…Hurricanes Gary Roberts increased his season-high points streak to eight games with an assist on Kovalenko’s game-winning goal in the second period…Roberts remains one goal shy of 300 for his career…With his ninth shutout in a Hurricanes’ sweater, Irbe moved into third place on the franchise’s all-time shutout list…Irbe is one game shy of 100 for the club and is one win shy of tying Steve Weeks (42) for fifth on the franchise’s all-time win list…Hurricanes captain Ron Francis registered 592 assists and 822 points in 758 games during the 1990s…The Hurricanes’ all-time leading scorer ranked third in assists, sixth in games played, and tied for ninth in points among all NHL players in the last decade.…Prior to the Hurricanes’ home game against the New York Rangers on January 9, Hurricanes defenseman Paul Coffey was honored as the team’s Big Sky Beef Player of the Month as voted by the fans for the month of December…During the month, Coffey tallied seven points (1g, 6a) in 12 games and became the first defenseman in league history to reach 1,500 points when he recorded a power-play assist in Ottawa on December 23…CAROLINA AT HOME: 9-8-3 CAROLINA ON THE ROAD: 8-9-5 CAROLINA ON THE POWER PLAY: 17.6% (29 for 165) CAROLINA SHORTHANDED: 85.5% (106 for 124).

PHILADELPHIA NOTES: The Philadelphia Flyers visit the Entertainment and Sports Arena for the first time this season…Philadelphia enters tonight’s game on a five-game winning streak after defeating the Pittsburgh Penguins 6-2 on Saturday night… Philadelphia is currently in second place in the Atlantic Division with an 24-11-6-1 record and 55 points…The Flyers are 9-7-3 in 19 games on the road this season and have won their last three games on the road…PHILADELPHIA AT HOME: 15-4-3 PHILADELPHIA ON THE ROAD: 9-7-3 PHILADELPHIA ON THE POWER PLAY: 26.4% (43 for 163) PHILADELPHIA SHORTHANDED: 86.2% (137 for 159).


Sean Hill has missed the Hurricanes’ last eight games due to a groin injury…He will be out for one week.

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