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REVIEW: OTTAWA 2, HURRICANES 0

by Staff Writer / Carolina Hurricanes
RALEIGH, North Carolina (Ticker) -- The Ottawa Senators finally solved goaltender Arturs Irbe and defeated the Carolina Hurricanes, 2-0.

The Senators were shut out by Irbe in the previous two meetings between the teams this season -- a 4-0 loss here on November 12 and a 1-0 blanking at home four days later.

Irbe stretched his shutout streak against Ottawa this season to 143 minutes, 17 seconds before Alexei Yashin snapped a scoreless tie in the second period.

That was enough for Patrick Lalime, who stopped 28 shots for his second shutout of the season and eighth career.

Rob Zamuner also scored for the Senators, who won their third straight and improved to 6-2 since a four-game losing streak.

Irbe stopped 17 shots but the Hurricanes suffered just their third loss in eight games.

 SENATORS - HURRICANES
BOXSCORE
1st Period Scoring: None.
 Penalties: Emmons, Ott (holding stick),1:57; Tanabe, Car (hooking), 2:52.
2nd Period Scoring: 1, Ottawa, Yashin 8 (Rivers), 3:18.
2, Ottawa,Zamuner 9 (Salo), 10:13.
 Penalties: Rivers, Ott (holding), 5:14; TWestlund, Car (slashing), 16:19; Redden, Ott (hooking), 18:44.
3rd Period Scoring: None.
 
SCORING 1st2nd3rdTOTAL
OTTAWA 0 2 0 2
CAROLINA 0 0 0 0Final
 
SHOTS ON GOAL 1st2nd3rdTOTAL
OTTAWA 510419
CAROLINA 119828
 
OTHER FACTS
Power-play Conversions: Ott - 0 of 2, Car - 0 of 3.
Goalies: Ottawa,Lalime (28 shots, 28 saves; record: 9-4-1). Carolina, Irbe (19, 17;record: 9-8-3).
Attendance:11,360.
Referee: Koharski, Kowal.
Linesmen: Damico, MPare.

POST-GAME QUOTES
CAROLINA HURRICANES vs. OTTAWA SENATORS
DECEMBER 3, 2000

CAROLINA HEAD COACH PAUL MAURICE:

On Ottawa goaltender Patrick Lalime:

“You should give him first star. I guess we can’t do a lot of complaining about that because it’s what Arturs Irbe’s done to the Ottawa Senators a couple of times. We wanted to come out and win with that team offensively and I think we did a good job with that and he made some great saves… Especially one on Robbie DiMaio and a couple of other ones. From the views that we get down here we couldn’t anything off that video.

On the game:

“Most importantly, you don’t ever want to lose a hockey game. You never want to make excuses for losing a hockey game but how you do it is, after that, after not getting two points, is very important. We played well. We didn’t play great, but we played well and in that case you shouldn’t feel like it’s a confidence loss and

On scoring:

“We’ve got a concern about our five on five scoring and we had a power play goal against Philly and an empty-netter but we’re missing some scoring here and we’re getting some chances. We got chances against a team that normally won’t give up a whole lot. We didn’t finish.”

OTTAWA SENATORS HEAD COACH JACQUES MARTIN:

On the game:

“We had that kind of treatment before from their goaltender… That was a good road game we played… After two periods, I thought we had a good start and then they got some momentum in the second half of the first and then I thought we had a real strong second period. We got the two goals, but carried most of the play and then in the third protecting the lead. They had some good chances with Patrick (Lalime). Patrick did a good job.”

On the game:

“I think that maybe getting the first goal was a key on them. They’ve been playing really well—we haven’t scored in two games against them, so I think getting that first goal was a huge goal.”

On playing back-to-back games:

“I think from a standpoint we usually use pretty good bench. The bottom line is that we’d lost both games against them, so, we felt that we had to come out and get some pucks in the net and get some rebounds.”

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