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REVIEW: HURRICANES 3, NEW JERSEY 3

by Staff Writer / Carolina Hurricanes
RALEIGH, N.C. - Carolina extended its overtime unbeaten streak to an NHL-best 21 straight (4-0-17) earning a tie with the New Jersey Devils tonight at the sold out Entertainment and Sports Arena.

Carolina's offense, which scored 11 goals in six games since beating Dallas 5-2 in the second game of the season, had plenty of scoring opportunities against the defending Stanley Cup champions.

Meanwhile, New Jersey's league-best power play unit went 0-for-3.

The Hurricanes took a 2-1 early in the second when Ron Francis tipped a shot past Martin Brodeur for his 474th career goal.

New Jersey tied the score 2-2 at 15:37 of the second but a minute and a half later, Rod Brind'Amour and Shane Willis executed a perfect 2-on-1 as Carolina took its third lead, 3-2, late in the second. The goal was the third of the season for the rookie Willis.

Carolina's third line has been at its best this season and was rewarded with some power-play time early in the game. The unit wasted little time cashing in as Turner Stevenson was off on a four-minute high- sticking penalty.

Rookie Josef Vasicek scored his second of the season 6:18 in from a sharp angle, firing the puck off the skate of New Jersey defenseman Scott Stevens and past Brodeur.

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
New Jersey11103
Carolina12003

First Period: Scoring: 1, Carolina, Vasicek 2 (power play) (Gelinas,Ozolinsh), 6:18. 2, New Jersey, Mogilny 4 (Holik, Elias), 18:00.Penalties: T Stevenson, N.J. ( Double high sticking minor), 4:20; GWesley, Car (interference), 14:30; Sutton, N.J. (Elbowing), 19:21.
Second Period: Scoring: 3, Carolina, Francis 2 (Battaglia), 2:43. 4,New Jersey, Madden 1 (Gomez, S Stevens), 15:37. 5, Carolina, Willis 3(Brindamour, Kapanen), 17:06. Penalties: J Mckenzie, N.J. (Interference,fighting major), 3:43; Langdon, Car (fighting major), 3:43; Ozolinsh, Car(boarding), 8:34; Willis, Car (hooking), 11:26; Goc, N.J. (Holding),18:02.
Third Period: Scoring: 6, New Jersey, Elias 3 (R Mckay, Holik), 5:39.Penalties: Ward, N.J. (Holding), 5:53; S Stevens, N.J. (Roughing), 14:29;Karpa, Car (roughing), 14:29; Karpa, Car (misconduct), 20:00; K Daneyko,N.J. (Misconduct), 20:00.
Overtime: Scoring: None.

SHOTS ON GOAL

New Jersey111271--31
Carolina

11
7
7
4
--29

Power-play Conversions: Njd - 0 of 3, Car - 1 of 6. Goalies: NewJersey, M Brodeur (29 shots, 26 saves; record: 3-2-2). Carolina, Irbe (31,28; record: 2-2-3). A:18,730. Referees: Faucette, S Walkom. Linesmen:Champoux, Dapuzzo.

New JerseyCarolina
GA+/-ShotsGA+/-Shots
Brylin
Elias
Goc
Gomez
Holik
J Mckenzie
K Daneyko
Kelly
Madden
Mogilny
Nemchinov
R Mckay
Rafalski
S Stevens
Sutton
T Stevenson
Ward
White
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
1
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
-1
+1
even
even
+1
even
even
even
+1
even
even
even
+1
+1
-1
+1
even
+1
5
2
0
5
1
0
0
1
4
4
0
0
2
3
0
0
0
4
Adams
Battaglia
Brindamour
Dimaio
Francis
G Wesley
Gelinas
Halko
Kapanen
Karpa
Langdon
Malik
Oneill
Ozolinsh
T Westlund
Vasicek
Wallin
Willis
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
1
0
1
1
0
0
0
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
even
+1
-1
-1
+1
-2
-1
-2
-1
even
even
even
+1
+1
even
-1
even
-1
0
2
4
0
4
1
3
0
3
2
0
0
4
2
0
3
0
1

CAROLINA HEAD COACH PAUL MAURICE:

On the game:
“It was a great physical game tonight especially in the first period. There was a lot of hitting—we were pleased with the effort. They had some chances to score and we had some great chances to score as well. Martin Gelinas didn’t get on the score-sheet but boy what a game he had battling. Joe Vasicek and Ron Francis had real jump tonight. There’s nobody I’m really concerned about with this game.

On the level of determination:
Later in the game we showed that we missed a guy like Hatcher and to an extent, Dave Tanabe because we had to run those other guys a little bit harder. The ice gets a little bit bad and we’re beating the puck up a little bit. We were most concerned with the level of competition, the heart and the level of determination. I think tonight we got that.”

NEW JERSEY HEAD COACH LARRY ROBINSON:

On the game:
“There were a lot of good things that we did out there...I thought we moved the puck around real well on the power play, got great goaltending, came back three times from being down and got a point out of it.”

On penalties:
“I’ll have to look at the penalties, but there were a lot of no-calls out there and key situations, too, that we didn’t have calls against us, so, it works both ways.

On penalty killing:

With the amount of penalties that are being called this year, it’s going to be very odd to have a clean penalty kill when you’re getting six, seven, eight chances to have to kill off”

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