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REVIEW: BUFFALO 4, HURRICANES 1

by Staff Writer / Carolina Hurricanes
BUFFALO, N.Y. - Jeff O'Neill's goal at 9:37 was not enough enough as the Hurricanes could not overcome a strong first period by the Buffalo Sabres, falling 4-1 in Buffalo.

O'Neill re-directed a shot from Rod Brind'Amour and slid the puck past Sabre goaltender Dominik Hasek for Carolina's only goal of the night.

Hurricane forward Martin Gelinas' six game point streak came to an end. Gelinas' streak started October 10 in a 5-2 win over the Dallas Stars when he assisted on two of Carolina's five goals. Within his points streak, Gelinas also had a four game goal streak which started October 14 at Nashville.

Carolina defenseman Sandis Ozolinsh tallied his third point of the season with the second assist on O'Neill's goal.

Game notes
Carolina forward Martin Gelinas needs just one goal to reach 200 for his career and five points to reach 400.

 1st2nd3rdTOTAL
Carolina0011
Buffalo2114

First Period: Scoring: 1, Buffalo, Ray 1 (Andreychuk, Rasmussen), 3:18. 2, Buffalo, C Gratton 2 (Gilmour, Patrick), 4:47. Penalties: Langdon, Car (fighting major), 9:52; Ray, Buf (fighting major), 9:52; T Westlund, Car (Obstr holding), 17:28.
Second Period: Scoring: 3, Buffalo, Rasmussen 2 (Andreychuk, Kalinin), 2:48. Penalties: Brindamour, Car (holding stick), 3:28; Kapanen, Car (roughing), 17:44; Warrener, Buf (roughing), 17:44; Warrener, Buf (tripping), 19:54.
Third Period: Scoring: 4, Buffalo, Dumont 3 (power play) (Patrick, Varada), 4:41. 5, Carolina, Oneill 2 (Brindamour, Ozolinsh), 9:27. Penalties: Ozolinsh, Car (hooking), 4:12; Langdon, Car (roughing), 18:27; Ray, Buf ( double roughing minor), 18:27.

SHOTS ON GOAL

Carolina31414--31
Buffalo

11
11
9
--31

Power-play Conversions: Car - 0 of 2, Buf - 1 of 3. Goalies: Carolina, Moss (31 shots, 27 saves; record: 0-2-0). Buffalo, Hasek (31, 30; record: 1-4-1). A:14,912. Referees: Joannette, Marouelli. Linesmen: Scapinello, Murray.

CarolinaBuffalo
GA+/-ShotsGA+/-Shots
Adams
Battaglia
Brindamour
Dimaio
Francis
G Wesley
Gelinas
Halko
Kapanen
Karpa
Langdon
Malik
Oneill
Ozolinsh
T Westlund
Vasicek
Wallin
Willis
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
-2
+1
even
even
even
even
even
-1
even
even
-2
-1
even
-1
-2
even
-1
-1
1
0
3
5
0
1
1
5
1
1
0
2
4
1
1
5
0
0
Afinogenov
Andreychuk
Brown
C Gratton
Dumont
Gilmour
Kalinin
Mckee
Patrick
Rasmussen
Ray
S Barnes
Satan
Smehlik
Tsyplakov
Varada
Warrener
Woolley
0
0
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
1
1
0
2
1
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
even
+2
even
even
even
even
+2
even
even
+2
+2
even
even
+2
even
even
even
even
2
1
3
1
4
1
1
2
1
2
2
2
1
0
3
3
0
2
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