Final

Series (Game 3 of 6)

Carolina leads 4-2

Game 1: Thursday, November 13th
Jets1Final
Hurricanes5
Game 2: Friday, January 16th
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Jets3
Game 3: Sunday, January 18th
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Hurricanes2
Game 4: Friday, March 5th
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OT
Jets2
Game 5: Friday, March 12th
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Hurricanes4
Game 6: Monday, March 15th
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OT
Jets1

Jets 5

(20-21-2, 46 pts)

Hurricanes 2

(15-20-2, 41 pts)

1:30 PM ET, January 18, 2004

PNC Arena, Raleigh, North Carolina

1 2 3 T
WPG 1 2 25
CAR 1 1 02

D. Tjarnqvist (Jets - D): Goals: 1, Assists: 1

R. Robitaille (Jets - C): Goals: 2, Assists: 0

Z. Blatny (Jets - LW): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

Atlanta (19-21-4-2) at Carolina (15-19-9-2) 1:30 pm EST

RALEIGH, North Carolina (Ticker) -- Jeff O'Neill tries to follow up one of the best games of his career for the Carolina Hurricanes when they complete a home-and-home series with the Atlanta Thrashers on Sunday afternoon.

O'Neill notched his second career hat trick as Carolina posted a 4-3 victory at Atlanta on Friday. He scored the game-winner with 5:58 left in the second period.

O'Neill scored three goals for the first time since accomplishing the feat against Anaheim on January 31, 1997. He matched Pat Verbeek as the franchise's all-time leading goal scorer with 192.

"I try to play the same every night," O'Neill said. "Three goals go in to the net and all of a sudden you're a great player."

Kevyn Adams tied the game at 3-3 for Carolina, which scored three times in the second period. His goal was sandwiched between a pair for O'Neill.

Atlanta did all its scoring in just over five minutes in the second period. Ilya Kovalchuk scored twice to bring his season total to 22.

The Thrashers are mired in a nine-game winless slide, going 0-7-1-1 since a 3-1 victory over Tampa Bay on December 26.

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