|Division Rank||8th Metro||6th Atlantic|
|Conference Rank||15th EC||11th EC|
|Streak||Lost 2||Won 1|
|Power Play %||16.6%||17.6%|
|Penalty Kill %||87.5%||83.2%|
|ES Goals For %||42.2%||49.0%|
|ES Corsi For %||51.2%||49.8%|
|ES Save Percentage||.912||.915|
|ES Save Percentage||.903||-|
- There's not a lot new to report after a 6-3 loss to the Wild Saturday night that head coach Bill Peters referred to as "It was as bad as we've played in a long time." The Canes arrived in Ottawa late Saturday night/Sunday morning and had a scheduled day off yesterday, so there are no updates as to line-up changes.
- Anton Khudobin, in net for Saturday's loss, is 5-0-0 career against the Senators with a 1.80 GAA, so it is possible he could get tagged again for tonight's game. Since the Canes play again tomorrow night (at home against the Islanders), Khudobin and Cam Ward will likely each get a start over the next two days.
- With two assists Saturday and five assists in his last three games, Justin Faulk now leads the team with 34 points (10g, 24a). Jeff Skinner has goals in two straight games. Alexander Semin is a career point-per-game player against the Senators with 28 points in 25 games played.
- General Manager Ron Francis was in town and took advantage of yesterday's off day in Ottawa, according to Bob McKenzie:
CAR brass, incl GM Ron Francis and HC Bill Peters, at today's OTT-KGN (OHL) game in OTT, where Canes play Sens tomorrow night.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) February 15, 2015
Logic suggests they'll get good look at 2015 draft eligibles Lawson Crouse (KGN) and Travis Konecny (OTT) but could also have other reasons.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) February 15, 2015
LAK have interest in CAR rental D Andrej Sekera. LAK have three prospects in OTT-KGN game, incl KGN D Roland McKeown (50th overall in 2014).— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) February 15, 2015
Kings also have OTT D Alex Lintuniemi (60th overall in 2014) and Jacob Middleton (210th overall in 2014) in that OTT-KGN game today.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) February 15, 2015
- The Canes have picked up a point in 15 of the last 18 games (12-3-3) played against the Senators, including a 3-2 win in Ottawa on January 17th.
- The Senators come into tonight's game on the heels of a lopsided 7-2 win against the Oilers on Saturday. Milan Michalek, who has eight points (5g, 3a) in his last seven games, scored two goals and tallied an assist, and five other players also scored.
- The Senators are currently in 11th place in the Eastern Conference, nine points out of a wild card spot.
- With Craig Anderson recovering from a hand injury, goaltender Robin Lehner has made eight straight starts in net, posting a 3-4-1 record. Andrew Hammond played in one NHL game last season but has not seen any action since being called up from Binghamton to back up Lehner.
- Chris Neil injured his thumb in a fight on Saturday and will not be in tonight's line-up. Also, the Senators assigned Jean-Gabriel Pageau to Binghamton after Saturday's game and called up Shane Prince, who will make his first NHL start tonight (we all know what that means).
- The Senators did not hold a practice yesterday, so the line-ups will be updated for both teams after the morning skates.
Hurricanes (Updated 12:30 pm from morning skate)
Injuries and Scratches: Ryan Murphy (IR lower body), Alexander Semin, Victor Rask, John-Michael Liles
Senators (Updated 11:30 am from morning skate):
Injuries and Scratches: Craig Anderson (IR hand), Zack Smith (IR wrist), Chris Phillips, Chris Neil (hand), Mark Borowiecki