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

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The Hurricanes take on the worst team in the Eastern Conference in the final game of their road trip.

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Jamie Kellner

The Hurricanes take on the struggling Ottawa Senators tonight as they try to secure four wins on their five game Eastern Conference road trip and rebound from a tough afternoon in New Jersey two days ago.


Vital Statistics

Category Hurricanes Bruins
Category Hurricanes Bruins
Record 8-6 11-5
Goals/Game 2.79 3.31
Goals Against/Game 2.71 2.06
Shots/Game 30.9 34.3
Faceoff % 49.1% 53.3%
Power Play % (Rank) 10.0% (14) 31.9% (1)
Penalty Kill % (Rank) 70.8% (14) 85.7% (4)
ES Corsi For % 55.61% 51.66%
ES PDO 101.2% 101.0
PIM/Game 8:38 6:30

Goaltender #1

Category Petr Mrazek Tuukka Rask
Category Petr Mrazek Tuukka Rask
Record 5-5 11-5
Save % .894 .939
GAA 2.73 1.96

Goaltender #2

Category Curtis McElhinney Jaroslav Halak
Category Curtis McElhinney Jaroslav Halak
Record 3-1 0-0
Save % .943 N/A
GAA 1.70 N/A

Game Notes

  • Tonight’s game is the third and final between the teams this season. The Hurricanes took the first game of the season in Canadian Tire Centre by a score of 5-4, while the Senators took the January 18th matchup in Raleigh by a score of 4-1.
  • The Hurricanes are 21-7-5 in their last 33 games against the Senators.
  • Dougie Hamilton scored his 10th goal of the season in New Jersey on February 10th, reaching a double-digit goal total for the fifth consecutive season. He is one of the five defensemen in the NHL to post at least 10 goals in each of the last five seasons, in good company with Brent Bruns, Mark Giordano, Roman Jose, and Aaron Ekblad. He’s been hot lately, scoring seven goals in his last 18 games. That’s the most among NHL defensemen in that span.
  • Sebastian Aho recorded his 100th career NHL and Hurricanes assist in Sunday afternoon’s loss to the Devils. He currently is tied for the Metropolitan Division lead in points with 63.
  • Micheal Ferland misses practice yesterday with what Rod Brind’Amour called some bumps and bruises, and while Brind’Amour expects Ferland to be available tonight, the Hurricanes recalled Patrick Brown from Charlotte as insurance.

Storm Advisory

  • LeBrun: The buyers, sellers, and TBD teams ahead of the looming trade deadline. [The Athletic]
  • Calvin de Haan visited his old stomping grounds yesterday.
  • And Mike Maniscalco was there to document it.
  • The Hurricanes are hosting a Prescription Drug Take Back night on Friday.
  • The Senators might be in trouble this offseason.