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Hurricanes vs. Penguins


Dec 16, 2001

NHL FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL --- --- --- ----- CAROLINA 1 3 3 7 PITTSBURGH 0 0 0 0 FINAL

GOAL SCORING:

1ST PRD: CAR - ROD BRINDAMOUR 9 (SANDIS OZOLINSH, DAVID TANABE) 12:46 2ND PRD: CAR - BATES BATTAGLIA 8 (ERIK COLE, ROD BRINDAMOUR) 7:50 CAR - ERIK COLE 7 (ROD BRINDAMOUR, SEAN HILL) 12:00 CAR - (SH) JEFF DANIELS 3 (UNASSISTED) 18:56 3RD PRD: CAR - (PP) RON FRANCIS 7 (JEFF ONEILL, SEAN HILL) 2:50 CAR - (PP) RON FRANCIS 8 (SAMI KAPANEN, ROD BRINDAMOUR) 10:05 CAR - (PP) JEFF ONEILL 17 (RON FRANCIS, ROD BRINDAMOUR) 11:32

POWER-PLAY CONVERSIONS: CAR - 3 OF 13, PIT - 0 OF 2.

SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL --- --- --- ----- CAR 15 14 20 49 PIT 3 6 2 11

GOALIES: CAR - TOM BARRASSO PIT - JOHAN HEDBERG, JEAN-SEBASTIEN AUBIN(3RD)

OFFICIALS: REF - P DEVORSKI, SHARRERS LIN - D MCCOURT, S PROVOST

ATT: 14,226

Box Score

----------------------------- Carolina 1 3 3--7 Pittsburgh 0 0 0--0 -----------------------------

FIRST PERIOD -- Scoring: 1, Carolina, Brindamour 9 (Ozolinsh, Tanabe), 12:46. Penalties: Tibbetts, Pit (slashing), 8:51; Kasparaitis, Pit (high sticking), 10:44; J Melichar, Pit (holding), 15:22; Brindamour, Car (roughing), 17:32.

SECOND PERIOD -- Scoring: 2, Carolina, Battaglia 8 (Cole, Brindamour), 7:50. 3, Carolina, Cole 7 (Brindamour, S Hill), 12:00. 4, Carolina, J Daniels 3 (shorthanded) (unassisted), 18:56. Penalties: Tibbetts, Pit (slashing), 2:05; Ward, Car (Obstr high sticking), 17:51.

THIRD PERIOD -- Scoring: 5, Carolina, Francis 7 (power play) (Oneill, Kapanen), 2:50. 6, Carolina, Francis 8 (power play) (Brindamour), 10:05. 7, Carolina, Oneill 17 (power play) (Francis, Brindamour), 11:32. Penalties: Hrdina, Pit (holding), 1:24; Brindamour, Car (roughing), 6:04; Kasparaitis, Pit served by Tibbetts (roughing, boarding), 6:04; Stevens, Pit ( double roughing minor), 9:13; Cole, Car (fighting major), 9:19; Lacouture, Pit served by Richer (instigator, fighting major, misconduct), 9:19; J Melichar, Pit (slashing, cross checking), 9:56; Jakopin, Pit served by Richer (instigator, fighting major, misconduct, game misconduct), 17:39; J Melichar, Pit (boarding), 18:11.

Shots on goal: --------------------------------- Carolina 15 14 20--49 Pittsburgh 3 6 2--11 ---------------------------------

Power-play Conversions: Car - 3 of 7, Pit - 0 of 2. Goalies: Carolina, Barrasso (11 shots, 11 saves; record: 9-11-3). Pittsburgh, Hedberg (29, 25; record: 12-12-3), J Aubin (start of 3rd, 20, 17). A:14,226. Referees: P Devorski, Sharrers. Linesmen: D Mccourt, S Provost.

How They Scored

----------------------------- Carolina 1 3 3--7 Pittsburgh 0 0 0--0 -----------------------------

FIRST PERIOD -- Scoring: 1, Carolina, Brindamour 9 (Ozolinsh, Tanabe), 12:46. Penalties: Tibbetts, Pit (slashing), 8:51; Kasparaitis, Pit (high sticking), 10:44; J Melichar, Pit (holding), 15:22; Brindamour, Car (roughing), 17:32.

SECOND PERIOD -- Scoring: 2, Carolina, Battaglia 8 (Cole, Brindamour), 7:50. 3, Carolina, Cole 7 (Brindamour, S Hill), 12:00. 4, Carolina, J Daniels 3 (shorthanded) (unassisted), 18:56. Penalties: Tibbetts, Pit (slashing), 2:05; Ward, Car (Obstr holding), 17:51.

THIRD PERIOD -- Scoring: 5, Carolina, Francis 7 (power play) (Oneill, S Hill), 2:50. 6, Carolina, Francis 8 (power play) (Kapanen, Brindamour), 10:05. 7, Carolina, Oneill 17 (power play) (Francis, Brindamour), 11:32. Penalties: Hrdina, Pit (holding), 1:24; Brindamour, Car (roughing), 6:04; Kasparaitis, Pit served by Tibbetts (roughing, boarding), 6:04; Stevens, Pit ( double roughing minor), 9:13; Cole, Car (fighting major), 9:19; Lacouture, Pit served by Richer (instigator, fighting major, misconduct), 9:19; J Melichar, Pit (slashing, cross checking), 9:56; Jakopin, Pit served by Richer (instigator, fighting major, misconduct, game misconduct), 17:39; J Melichar, Pit (boarding), 18:11.

Shots on goal: --------------------------------- Carolina 15 14 20--49 Pittsburgh 3 6 2--11 ---------------------------------

Power-play Conversions: Car - 3 of 13, Pit - 0 of 2. Goalies: Carolina, Barrasso (11 shots, 11 saves; record: 9-11-3). Pittsburgh, Hedberg (29, 25; record: 12-12-3), J Aubin (start of 3rd, 20, 17). A:14,226. Referees: P Devorski, Sharrers. Linesmen: D Mccourt, S Provost.

INDIVIDUAL PLAYER STATISTICS

Carolina Pittsburgh G A +/- Shots G A +/- Shots Battaglia 1 0 +2 2 Beech 0 0 -3 1 Brindamour 1 4 +3 3 Ference 0 0 -1 0 Cole 1 1 +3 5 Hrdina 0 0 -3 2 Francis 2 1 even 5 J Melichar 0 0 -2 2 G Wesley 0 0 +1 1 Jakopin 0 0 even 0 Gelinas 0 0 even 3 Jonsson 0 0 even 0 J Daniels 1 0 +1 1 Kasparaitis 0 0 -1 0 Kapanen 0 1 even 3 Kovalev 0 0 -2 0 Langdon 0 0 even 1 Kraft 0 0 even 1 Malik 0 0 +1 1 Lacouture 0 0 even 0 Oneill 1 1 even 7 Lang 0 0 -1 1 Ozolinsh 0 1 +2 0 Laukkanen 0 0 -1 0 S Hill 0 2 +2 5 Petersen 0 0 -1 0 T Westlund 0 0 +1 1 Primeau 0 0 -1 1 Tanabe 0 1 +1 5 Richer 0 0 even 0 Vasicek 0 0 even 2 Rozsival 0 0 -3 1 Ward 0 0 +1 1 Stevens 0 0 -1 2 Willis 0 0 +1 3 Tibbetts 0 0 even 0 Wallin Healthy Oliwa Healthy Dingman Healthy A Morozov Shoulder Adams Healthy

Game Story

PITTSBURGH (Ticker) -- Unfortunately, homecoming week got off to a hospitable start for the Pittsburgh Penguins.

In one of the most lopsided games of the season, Tom Barrasso notched an easy shutout and Ron Francis scored a pair of power-play goals as the Carolina Hurricanes buried the Penguins, 7-0.

Rod Brind'Amour added a goal and four assists for Carolina, which has won four of its last five after a four-game skid to build a seven-point lead over Washington atop the Southeast Division.

"I think we put pressure on ourselves after losing four in a row," said Barrasso, whose team had 13 power plays. "We have been a first-place team the whole while. We've been doing something right."

The Penguins lost their third straight game and were outshot, 49-11, along the way, setting a franchise record for fewest shots in a home game.

Carolina recorded a season high in shots, matched a franchise record for shots in a road game and set a team mark for fewest allowed in a road contest.

"It was probably one of the worst games a Penguin team has played in a long, long time," coach Rick Kehoe said. "I can't explain why our performance was the way it was today."

This was the first of two games this week featuring the return of former Penguins standouts. Barrasso and Francis helped them to consecutive Stanley Cup titles in 1991-92.

Barrasso made his first appearance at Mellon Arena since he was dealt to Ottawa in March 2000. The 18-year veteran sat out last season before signing with Carolina in July.

Barrasso has wrested the starting job away from Arturs Irbe. He made his fifth straight start Sunday, stopping three shots in the first period, six in the second and two in the third.

"Our guys played great," said Barrasso, who steered the credit toward his teammates. "I just can't say enough about the game they put forth. Coach called on them to play a solid game and they did."

It was the second whitewash of the season and 37th career for Barrasso, who is Pittsburgh's all-time leader in wins (226), shutouts (22) and games played among goaltenders (458).

Francis has been back to Mellon Arena several times since leaving via free agency in 1998, but he scored a pair of goals in the third period to raise his season total to eight.

"You never know in this league. From start to finish, the best 60 minutes we put together all season long," said Francis, Carolina's captain. "You have days where nothing goes right. That's what happened to them today."

Multi-goal games have become rare for the 21-year veteran. He has two this season but has not recorded a hat trick since December 29, 1997 while with the Penguins.

Francis played seven-plus seasons for Pittsburgh, recording 90 or more points four times, including a career-high 119 in 1995-96.

Homecoming week continues for the Penguins on Friday when they host five-time scoring champion Jaromir Jagr for the first time since he was traded to Washington over the summer.

"We have faced Jagr," said Pittsburgh defenseman John Jakopin, whose team played to a 2-2 in Washington on Tuesday. "It's more important that we get our act together."

The Penguins host Montreal on Wednesday.

Although Carolina held a 15-4 advantage in shots after 20 minutes, Pittsburgh trailed only 1-0. But the Hurricanes scored three goals in each of the final two periods.

It was the franchise's most decisive shutout victory since December 6, 1988, when Peter Sidorkiewicz blanked Buffalo as a member of the Hartford Whalers.

"We played a great road period in the first and kind of built from there," coach Paul Maurice said. "We played our strongest hockey early in the game when we had to."

Brind'Amour scored the first goal of the game and added assists on goals by Bates Battaglia and rookie Erik Cole for a 3-0 lead 12 minutes into the second period. He had two more assists, falling a point off a career high.

Jeff Daniels scored a shorthanded goal with 64 seconds left in the second period as Carolina began to exploit Pittsburgh on special teams.

Francis tallied a pair of power-play goals in an eight-minute span of the third period for a 6-0 lead and Jeff O'Neill capped the scoring on a two-man advantage with 8:28 left.

By then, the Penguins had lost control. They were called for two instigators in the third period, when they gave the Hurricanes more than 10 minutes of power-play time.

Carolina went 3-for-13 with the man advantage while Pittsburgh was 0-for-2.

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