Ottawa 4, Carolina 4 (OT)

Nov. 19, 2002 at 10:32 PM
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RALEIGH, N.C., Nov. 19 (UPI) -- The Carolina Hurricanes scored four goals over the final 22 minutes of regulation but allowed Radek Bonk to tie it midway through the third period and settled Tuesday night for a 4-4 deadlock with the Ottawa Senators, the last team to defeat them in regulation.

At 13:45 of the third period, Bonk streaked down the right side and snapped a quick wrist shot from the faceoff circle that deflected off defenseman Glen Wesley and past helpless goaltender Kevin Weekes.

Bonk's third goal of the season came 1:45 after Rod Brind'Amour put Carolina ahead 4-3 with his ninth goal.

The Hurricanes, who have earned a point in each of the last 11 contests (5

4-2), took their first lead at 3:20 of the third period when Ron Francis put a rebound past Patrick Lalime. That came 53 seconds after Bates Battaglia scored the equalizer.

Lalime stopped a season-high 37 shots and made several key saves late in the third period and in overtime.

Weekes, turned aside 32 shots but gave up four goals for the first time this season.

Rookie Jason Spezza and Martin Havlat scored first-period goals to give Ottawa a 2-0 lead.

Erik Cole halved Carolina's deficit with 1:48 remaining in the second period when he roofed a shot past Lalime on a shorthanded breakaway after defenseman Chris Phillips fanned on a pass at his own blue line.

Ottawa, which is unbeaten in the last five meetings with Carolina (4

2), handed the Hurricanes their last regulation loss, 4-1, on Oct. 23.

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