Series (Game 1 of 1)

Calgary leads 1-0

Game 1: Thursday, December 11th

Hurricanes 0

(8-12-1, 25 pts)

Flames 1

(14-9-3, 32 pts)

9:00 PM ET, December 11, 2003

Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

1 2 3 T
CAR 0 0 00
CGY 0 0 11

M. Kiprusoff (Flames - G): Saves: 23, Save Pct.: 1.000

S. Donovan (Flames - RW): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

K. Weekes (Hurricanes - G): Saves: 30, Save Pct.: .968

Carolina (8-11-8-1) at Calgary (13-9-1-3) 9:00 pm EST

CALGARY, Alberta (Ticker) -- The Carolina Hurricanes try to win back-to-back contests for the first time in more than a month when they visit the Calgary Flames on Thursday night.

Carolina halted a three-game winless skid (0-1-1-1) with Tuesday's 3-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers and is seeking consecutive wins for the first time since November 6 and 8.

Marty Murray scored twice and Kevin Weekes made 12 of his 25 saves in the third period, when Edmonton scored both of its goals. It was Murray's third career multi-goal game and first two-goal effort since January 6, 2002, when he was with Philadelphia. Murray spent his first four seasons with Calgary.

Carolina is just 3-8-3 on the road this season and 6-20-2 all time at Calgary. The Hurricanes did win their last game here on December 12, 2002, when Ron Francis scored twice in a 4-3 victory.

The Flames had a season-high four-game winning streak halted with a 2-1 loss to the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday.

Former Hurricane Martin Gelinas scored his sixth goal with 4:32 remaining and the Flames held a 32-19 advantage in shots on goal. Gelinas, who was playing in his 1,000th NHL game, has three goals in his last five contests. He has one goal and seven assists in 16 career games vs. Carolina.