Hurricanes 3, Maple Leafs 3
Oct. 21, 1999
TORONTO (AP) _ Gary Roberts and Jeff Daniels scored in the second period to rally the Carolina Hurricanes to a 3-3 tie with the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday night.
The Hurricanes, forced to play their first nine games of the season on the road while waiting for their arena facility to be completed, now are 3-1-3-0. Their first home game is Oct. 29, against New Jersey.
Andrei Kovalenko also scored for Carolina. Alyn McCauley, Cory Cross and Yanic Perreault scored for Toronto, which blew a 3-1 lead.
Toronto's Igor Korolev took a hooking penalty with 10 seconds left in regulation, but the Maple Leafs killed off the 4-on-3 Carolina power play in overtime. The Hurricanes controlled the puck in the Maple Leafs' zone for most of the advantage, but managed just one shot on goalie Curtis Joseph.
Joseph also stopped Bates Battaglia on a partial breakway midway through overtime, and Carolina goalie Arturs Irbe foiled Steve Sullivan on a partial breakaway.
Irbe turned aside 32 shots. Joseph faced 27 shots.
Kovalenko opened the scoring 47 seconds into the game when he broke through the Toronto defense and beat Joseph on Carolina's first shot.
McCauley tied the game with his first goal since returning from a concussion last March, beating Irbe with a wrist shot at 5:55. Cross put the Maple Leafs ahead at 9:51.
Toronto went ahead 3-1 at 4:25 of the second when Perreault re-directed Alexander Karpovtsev's point shot past Irbe on a power play.
The Hurricanes tied the game with a pair of goals late in the second. Roberts scored on a power play at 13:10 and Daniels made it 3-3 by converting a centering pass from Kent Manderville at 17:01.