|63||CAROLINA||+115||Ov 5.5,+105||+110||Ov 5.5,-105|
|64||OTTAWA||-135||Un 5.5,-125||-130||Un 5.5,-115|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||2-2-0||+0.2||2-2||+0.2||2-2||2.7||41.2||3.0||33.0|
|Last 5 Games||3-2-0||+1.2||3-2||+1.2||2-3||2.8||38.0||2.4||35.6|
|Team Stats (All Games)||8||22||4||10||8||0||2||305||7.2%||40||6||15.0%||33|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||4||11||2||3||6||0||1||165||6.7%||21||5||23.8%||18|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||14||4||4||6||0||1||190||7.4%||25||5||20.0%||22|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||24||12||6||6||0||1||262||9.2%||38||10||26.3%||42|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||12||8||3||1||0||0||132||9.1%||18||7||38.9%||21|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||12||6||3||3||0||1||178||6.7%||20||6||30.0%||21|
|DAN ELLIS (All Games)||4||4||99||93||93.9%||1||2-2||+0.2||2-2-0||0||2-2|
|DAN ELLIS (Road Games)||3||3||66||60||90.9%||0||1-2||-0.8||1-2-0||-1||2-1|
|DAN ELLIS (Last 4 Games)||4||4||99||93||93.9%||1||2-2||+0.2||2-2-0||0||2-2|
|JUSTIN PETERS (All Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JUSTIN PETERS (Road Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|CAM WARD (All Games)||6||4||162||145||89.5%||0||2-2||-0.7||2-2-0||-1||2-2|
|CAM WARD (Road Games)||3||1||66||60||90.9%||0||1-0||+1||1-0-0||+1||0-1|
|CAM WARD (Last 4 Games)||4||3||124||115||92.7%||0||2-1||+0.9||2-1-0||+1||2-1|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||4-1-0||+2.9||4-1||+2.9||2-3||3.4||29.4||1.6||30.6|
|Last 5 Games||3-2-0||+1||3-2||+1||2-3||2.6||28.8||1.8||31.0|
|Team Stats (All Games)||10||29||8||13||8||0||1||323||9.0%||33||9||27.3%||49|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||5||17||5||7||5||0||0||147||11.6%||17||5||29.4%||29|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||13||5||5||3||0||0||144||9.0%||18||5||27.8%||23|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||19||11||3||4||1||2||305||6.2%||44||4||9.1%||33|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||8||5||1||1||1||1||153||5.2%||20||1||5.0%||13|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||9||7||1||1||0||0||155||5.8%||21||1||4.8%||17|
|CRAIG ANDERSON (All Games)||9||9||274||262||95.6%||2||6-3||+2.9||6-3-0||+3||2-7|
|CRAIG ANDERSON (Home Games)||5||5||153||146||95.4%||1||4-1||+2.9||4-1-0||+3||2-3|
|CRAIG ANDERSON (Last 4 Games)||4||4||122||115||94.3%||1||2-2||0||2-2-0||0||2-2|
|BEN BISHOP (All Games)||1||1||30||25||83.3%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||1-0|
|BEN BISHOP (Home Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|BEN BISHOP (Last 4 Games)||1||1||30||25||83.3%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||1-0|
|ROBIN LEHNER (All Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|ROBIN LEHNER (Home Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|Average power rating of opponents played: CAROLINA 2.94, OTTAWA 2.96|
|1/19/2013||at FLORIDA||1-5||L||0, -110||L||5 ov||O|
|1/22/2013||TAMPA BAY||1-4||L||0, -155||L||5.5 ov||U|
|1/24/2013||BUFFALO||6-3||W||0, -130||W||5.5 un||O|
|1/25/2013||at BUFFALO||3-1||W||0, +135||W||5.5 un||U|
|1/28/2013||BOSTON||3-5||L||0, -110||L||5.5 ev||O|
|2/1/2013||OTTAWA||1-0||W||0, -120||W||5.5 ev||U|
|2/2/2013||at PHILADELPHIA||3-5||L||0, +110||L||5.5 ev||O|
|2/4/2013||at TORONTO||4-1||W||0, -105||W||5.5 ov||U|
|2/7/2013||at OTTAWA|| |
|2/9/2013||at PHILADELPHIA|| |
|2/11/2013||at NY ISLANDERS|| |
|2/12/2013||at NEW JERSEY|| |
|2/18/2013||at MONTREAL|| |
|1/19/2013||at WINNIPEG||4-1||W||0, +105||W||5.5 ov||U|
|1/21/2013||FLORIDA||4-0||W||0, -150||W||5.5 un||U|
|1/24/2013||at FLORIDA||3-1||W||0, -135||W||5.5 un||U|
|1/25/2013||at TAMPA BAY||4-6||L||0, +110||L||5.5 ov||O|
|1/27/2013||PITTSBURGH||1-2||L||0, -110||L||5.5 ov||U|
|1/29/2013||WASHINGTON||3-2||W||0, -150||W||5.5 un||U|
|1/30/2013||MONTREAL||5-1||W||0, -155||W||5.5 un||O|
|2/1/2013||at CAROLINA||0-1||L||0, +100||L||5.5 ev||U|
|2/3/2013||at MONTREAL||1-2||L||0, +110||L||5.5 un||U|
|2/5/2013||BUFFALO||4-3||W||0, -145||W||5.5 un||O|
|2/13/2013||at PITTSBURGH|| |
|2/16/2013||at TORONTO|| |
|2/18/2013||at NEW JERSEY|| |
LAST SEASON: 33-33-16, 82 points. Missed playoffs by finishing 12th in Eastern Conference.
COACH: Kirk Muller, 2nd season overall and with Hurricanes, 25-20-12.
ADDED: C Jordan Staal, LW Alexander Semin, RW Kevin Westgarth, D Joe Corvo, G Dan Ellis.
LOST: C Brandon Sutter, D Bryan Allen, D Derek Joslin, D Jaroslav Spacek, G Brian Boucher, RW Anthony Stewart.
PLAYER TO WATCH: C Eric Staal. The team captain and face of the franchise blossomed after Muller took over two months into last season, with 19 goals and 40 assists in the final 57 games. With his younger brother on the team and veteran Semin on his line, Staal should have enough pieces around him to carry the team to the playoffs.
OUTLOOK: The Hurricanes have made the playoffs just once since winning the 2006 Stanley Cup, but the additions of Jordan Staal and Semin should give them enough quality offensive depth to reach the postseason - even in a tough Southeast Division.
LAST SEASON: 41-31-10, 92 points. Lost to New York Rangers 4-3 in first round
COACH: Paul MacLean, 2nd season with Senators and NHL, 41-31-10.
ADDED: RW Guillaume Latendresse, D Marc Methot, D Mike Lundin.
LOST: LW Nick Foligno, C Zenon Konopka, LW Nikita Filatov, D Matt Carkner, D Filip Kuba.
PLAYER TO WATCH: D Erik Karlsson's continued emergence as the NHL's top play-making defenseman. The 22-year-old Swede won his first Norris Trophy in only his second NHL season after leading all blue-liners with 78 points (19 goals, 59 assists).
OUTLOOK: A surprising run to the playoffs led to captain Daniel Alfredsson's decision to put off retirement for at least one more season. The Senators have the capacity to build on last year under the firm direction of MacLean, the longtime Red Wings' assistant, who had an impressive debut as a first-time head coach.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (CAROLINA-OTTAWA) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Hurricanes-Senators Preview* =============================
By TAYLOR BECHTOLD STATS Writer
Carolina (4-4-0) at Ottawa (6-3-1), 7:30 p.m. EDT
The Ottawa Senators survived a rare sub-par performance from goalie Craig Anderson in their last game to continue their winning ways at home.
The Carolina Hurricanes, though, may threaten their streak now that it appears their starting netminder has returned to his elite form.
The Senators will try to win their fourth straight on their home ice on Thursday night when they host the Hurricanes, who look to beat Ottawa for the second time this month.
After allowing nine goals in his first eight games, Anderson gave up more than two goals for the first time this season in Ottawa's 4-3 win over Buffalo on Tuesday.
"Overall I think this could have been a 4-1 game but it was unfortunate that Buffalo got some lucky bounces and they ended up in the back of the net," said Anderson, who leads the NHL with a .956 save percentage and ranks near the top of the NHL in wins (6) and goals-against average (1.33).
Chris Neil, Erik Karlsson, Chris Phillips and Daniel Alfredsson each scored for the Senators (6-3-1), who had just one goal over Anderson's previous two starts.
Now the netminder gets a rematch against a Carolina team that beat him 1-0 last Friday despite a season-high 34 saves. Anderson is winless in his last three starts against the Hurricanes despite a 1.67 GAA.
The Senators hope to give Anderson more support this time at home, where they're 4-0-1 while outscoring opponents 17-7.
With center Jason Spezza out following back surgery, the Senators have utilized a balanced attack offensively. Nine players have at least two goals, with Karlsson and Kyle Turris leading the team at four goals apiece.
Turris, however, hasn't scored in his last six games. Karlsson's goal Tuesday was his first in six games, and the Norris Trophy winner has one in his past nine against the Hurricanes.
The Senators may be able to get something going on the power the Hurricanes, who rank near the bottom of the Eastern Conference in penalty kill percentage (73.7). Ottawa has converted 4 of 11 chances over its last three home games.
While Dan Ellis stopped 33 shots en route to the shutout win in the first meeting, Carolina goalie Cam Ward is expected to get the start in this meeting.
Ward has allowed one goal while winning each of his last two starts against the Senators.
After allowing 15 goals in losing three of his first four starts, the veteran finished with 41 saves in a 4-1 win at Toronto on Monday.
"I felt really comfortable at the start of the game," said Ward. "I expected they were going to throw a lot of shots at the net, and I had to be ready."
Patrick Dwyer, Justin Faulk, Eric Staal and Jordan Staal scored against the Maple Leafs, giving Carolina (4-4-0) seven goals in the first two games of a season-long six-game road trip.
Eric Staal looks to continue his recent tear after scoring in his fourth consecutive contest. The center has seven goals in his last six contests.
With Staal providing one of the tallies, the Hurricanes went 2 for 4 on the power Monday and are 5 for 15 in their last three road games with a man advantage.
Carolina has won six of the last eight meetings, including two of three in Ottawa.
|Last Updated: 10/22/2014 6:42:11 AM EST|