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Carolina Hurricanes vs. Ottawa Senators: Game Preview and Storm Advisory

The Hurricanes look to stop the bleeding tonight as they take on the Senators in the first half of a home-and-home.

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Carolina Hurricanes v Ottawa Senators Photo by Andre Ringuette/NHLI via Getty Images

The Hurricanes take on the Ottawa Senators tonight in Canada’s capital as they look to snap a three game losing streak and keep pace in the Metro Division.

Vital Statistics

Category Hurricanes Blue Jackets
Category Hurricanes Blue Jackets
Record 21-7-3 13-13-7
Goals/Game 3.23 2.54
Goals Against/Game 2.48 3.12
Shots/Game 31.52 28.70
Face Off Win % 54.4% 46.2%
Power Play % (Rank) 30.6% (1st) 14.8% (26th)
Penalty Kill % (Rank) 82.9% (9th) 74.0% (26th)
ES Corsi For % 53.04% 46.16%
ES PDO 100.96 99.42
PIM/Game 07:21 06:43

Goaltender #1

Category James Reimer Joonas Korpisalo
Category James Reimer Joonas Korpisalo
Record 12-4-1 8-10-5
Save % 0.909 .900
GAA 2.68 2.98

Goaltender #2

Category Alex Nedeljkovic Elvis Merzlikins
Category Alex Nedeljkovic Elvis Merzlikins
Record 7-2-2 5-3-2
Save % .930 .912
GAA 1.96 2.91

Game Notes

  • The Canes and Senators are meeting for the first of three matchups this season, and the only one of the three in Ottawa. The Senators will be in PNC Arena on Monday and once more in March.
  • The Canes are 22-7-5 in their last 34 games against Ottawa, including a 2-1-0 record in the season series last year.
  • Captain Jordan Staal has tallied 28 points (10, 18a) in 37 career games against the Senators.
  • Ryan Dzingel tallied 126 (62g, 64a) points in 257 career games in Ottawa. This will be the second career game for Dzingel against the team that drafted him in the seventh round in 2011.
  • With a point in Thursday’s loss to the Rangers, Sebastian Aho has now registered 10 points in his last 10 games after posting just one point in his first six games this season.
  • Martin Necas extended his point streak to four games with an assist against the Rangers, marking his second four game point streak of the season.

Storm Advisory

  • The Checkers have released Ryan Horvat from his PTO.
  • An early look at the top Norris Trophy candidates for this season. You Won’t Believe Who Is The Second Name Mentioned! (Actually, you totally will.) [The Athletic]
  • Class act from Sidney Crosby.
  • Some news has been released regarding next season’s Europe games.