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Senators 4, Hurricanes 2

Canes drop tough game in Ottawa

Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports

The Ottawa Senators looked a bit more desperate than the Carolina Hurricanes and defeated them 4-2, on Thursday night at the Canadian Tire Centre.

The Hurricanes outshot the Sens in every period, but the home team scored first each time and held on to win it at the end.

After the Senators took a 1-0 lead at 7:36 into the game, Jordan Staal would tip in a Joakim Nordstrom shot to tie the game with just 23 seconds left in the period.

The Sens would jump ahead 2-1 on a goal Eddie Lack would probably like to have back, but a red hot Riley Nash scored a powerplay tally late in the second period to tie it.  Nash now has scored a goal in each of the last three games.

Cody Ceci then scored to start off the third period but the Hurricanes were unable to tie things up one more time.

Eric Staal would come close a couple of times but the snake-bitten captain could not light the lamp.

With just a fraction of a second left in the game, Mark Stone scored an empty-netter to close things out.

The Canes will return home quickly and will next take on the San Jose Sharks at home on Friday night.  May the force be with them.

Game Notes:

  • The Canes outshot the Sens 32-22.  Eric Staal had a team high five.
  • Jaccob Slavin led the way with over 23 minutes of TOI.  Brett Pesce was next with almost 22 minutes.
  • Event Summary