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Game Day: Canes at Senators

Not sure it was possible to high-tail it out of PNC Arena fast enough to leave behind the stench of an uninspiring performance against the Canucks last night. But that certainly seemed the intent of the Hurricanes as they head out to Canada's capital for what they hope to be redemption tonight against the Senators.


Carolina Hurricanes at Ottawa Senators
January 17, 2015 - 7:00 pm ET
Canadian Tire Centre - Ottawa, QC
TV - Fox Sports Carolinas
Radio - 99.9 FM The Fan
SB Nation Rival Blog - Silver Seven Sens

Fancy Stats

Hurricanes Senators
Record 14-25-5 18-17-8
Points 33 44
Division Rank 8th Metro 7th Atlantic
Conference Rank 15th EC 11th EC
Streak Lost 1 Won 1

Power Play % 17.3% 17.4%
Penalty Kill % 87.1% 82.9%
Goals/Game 2.00 2.67
Goals Against/Game 2.57 2.67
Shots/Game 29.6 30.1
Shots Against/Game 27.5 32.5
ES Goals For % 41.5% 47.7%
ES Corsi For % 51.6% 49.3%
ES PDO 96.9 100.3
PIM/Game 7.7 12.0

Goaltender Ward Anderson
Record 11-17-3 12-10-6
ES Save Percentage .910 .935
GAA 2.45 2.30

Goaltender Khudobin Lehner
Record 3-8-2 6-7-2
ES Save Percentage .908 .912
GAA 2.44 3.16

Stats via and War on Ice

Game Notes

  • "I thought we just got in our own way." The head coach summed up last night's 3-0 shutout loss to the Vancouver Canucks quite succinctly.
  • The Hurricanes now jet to Canada for two road games before shutting it down for the All-Star break. They'll play the Senators tonight and the Maple Leafs in Toronto on Monday night.
  • Tonight's meeting between the Canes and Senators is the first of three for this season. The Canes posted a 2-0-1 record last season and have earned at least a point in 14 of the last 17 games played against the Sens.
  • The Senators come into tonight's game off a big 4-1 win at home against the Canadiens on Thursday night, Jean-Gabriel Pageau the star of that game with a goal and an assist. The Senators are 9-5-4 on home ice this season.
  • With the departure of noted Canes-killer Jason Spezza, only one player in tonight's matchup averages a point per game against the opponent and that's Alexander Semin with 28 points (13g, 15a) in 25 games.
  • Players to watch for the Senators tonight include Bobby Ryan, who leads the team in points (31) and has ten points (5g, 5a) in his last ten games, the always formidable Erik Karlsson, second on the team with 30 points, and Kyle Turris (28 points) who had a two-goal performance against the Canes last season.
  • Anton Khudobin, who relieved Cam Ward of his duties in net for the third period last night, will be tonight's starter and is a perfect 4-0-0 against the Senators with a 1.75 GAA.
  • Craig Anderson will be in net for the Senators tonight, playing in his 400th career NHL game. Anderson is 6-2-4 with a 2.36 GAA versus the Canes.
  • The Senators are going with Thursday's line-up tonight, as reported after this morning's skate. The Canes aren't holding a skate or media availability this morning, so any line-up changes will be forthcoming later today.  UPDATE 1:00 pm: Per, the three healthy scratches from last night's game (Chris Terry, Brad Malone, Brett Bellemore) will be back in the line-up, but the players who come out of the line-up won't be announced until game time. All 23 players will take warmups.

Projected line-ups

Hurricanes (from Friday's game)

Eric Staal - Jordan Staal - Elias Lindholm
Nathan Gerbe - Riley Nash - Jiri Tlusty
Jeff Skinner - Victor Rask - Alexander Semin
Andrej Nestrasil - Jay McClement - Patrick Dwyer

Andrej Sekera - Justin Faulk
Ron Hainsey - Ryan Murphy
Tim Gleason - John-Michael Liles

Anton Khudobin
Cam Ward

Injuries and Scratches: Brad Malone (healthy), Chris Terry (healthy), Brett Bellemore (healthy)

Senators (from Saturday's morning skate)

Clarke MacArthur - Kyle Turris - Alex Chiasson
Mike Hoffman - Mika Zibanejad - Bobby Ryan
Milan Michalek - Jean-Gabriel Pageau - Mark Stone
Erik Condra - Davie Legwand - Curtis Lazar

Marc Méthot - Erik Karlsson
Jared Cowen - Cody Ceci
Patrick Wiercioch - Eric Gryba

Craig Anderson
Robin Lehner

Injuries and Scratches: Mark Borowiecki (IR leg laceration), Chris Neil (IR knee), Chris Phillips (healthy), Colin Greening (healthy)