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Anton Khudobin wins his fourth straight start for Carolina

Tim Gleason lays a hit on Saturday night in Ottawa
Tim Gleason lays a hit on Saturday night in Ottawa
Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports

The Carolina Hurricanes were looking for redemption after a loss to Vancouver the previous night and came up with a better effort  as they defeated the Ottawa Senators, 3-2 on Saturday night at the Canadian Tire Centre.

Anton Khudobin earned his fourth win in his last four starts and made several key saves for the visitors.

Khudobin made 30 saves on 32 shots and now has made 99 saves on the last 105 shots he's faced in his win streak.

The Hurricanes are now 5-2-1 in the month of January.

It looked like it was going to be a scoreless first period as the Canes squandered three powerplay chances but the fourth line came through again.  Patrick Dwyer fed Brad Malone from behind the net and Malone made a pretty shot to beat Craig Anderson with just 32 seconds left in the period.

The Sens would come out with more intensity in the second and tied it up when Cody Ceci banged in a rebound.

The scored stayed tied until one minute into the third when Mark Stone intercepted a Chris Terry pass and beat Khudobin with a nifty shot to give the home team the lead.  But the Canes were not finished.

A minute and change later, Justin Faulk tied the game with a shot that was deflected past Anderson.  It was the all star defenseman's eighth of the season.

Later in the period, Nathan Gerbe would light the lamp on another shot that was deflected and fooled the Ottawa goaltender.  It was Gerbe's first goal in his last 23 games.

The Canes would stand tall the rest of the way to pick up the win.  Next up will be the Leafs in Toronto on Monday night.

Game Notes:

  • The Canes penalty kill remained perfect and now has 33 consecutive kills, a franchise record.
  • Faulk led the way with six shots on goal.  The Canes had 28 for the game.  The defenseman was +3 after going -3 the night before.
  • Tim Gleason was picked by his goalie to be player of the game.  He had three blocked shots and three hits.
  • post game audio and stats