Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016 – 7:00 pm ET
Canadian Tire Centre – Ottawa, Ontario
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SB Nation Rival Blog: Silver Seven
|Division Rank||7th Metro||3rd Atlantic|
|Conference Rank||T13 EC||T7 EC|
|Last 10 Games||6-3-1||5-4-1|
|Streak||Lost 1||Won 2|
|ES Corsi For %||53.5%||48.6%|
|Power Play % (Rank)||20.0% (11)||10.2% (29)|
|Penalty Kill % (Rank)||92.2% (1)||85.0% (8)|
|ES Save %||.919||.936|
|ES Save %||-||.930|
- The Canes knew going into this three-game swing through Canada that they faced two four-point games. This is the second, after they dispatched a pesky Maple Leafs team on Tuesday then fell to Carey Price and the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday.
- Ten games in the NHL yesterday saw some readjustment in the standings. Most of the teams in front of the Canes played yesterday, to mixed results. The Flyers and Bruins both lost, but the Red Wings’ overtime win against the Devils saw Detroit leapfrog three teams, including the Canes, up to 21 points.
- More importantly, though, the Canes now have games in hand over everyone above them all the way up to the Blue Jackets in the first wild-card spot, with three games over the Flyers and two over both the Wings and Bruins.
- With 199 takeaways, the Canes are second in the NHL in takeaways. Jeff Skinner, who has 20 takeaways, leads the team and ranks fifth individually in the league.
- The Canes and Sens meet tonight for the second time in three weeks. They played in Ottawa on November 1, a 2-1 overtime win for the home team on a goal by Kyle Turris in the extra session.
- After tonight, the clubs won't see each other again until February 24 in Raleigh.
- The Canes have played a league-low one set of back-to-back games this season. Tonight's game is the start of the second, which wraps up with a one-game visit back to Raleigh tomorrow against the Panthers.