The Hurricanes and newly acquired forward Nino Niederreiter take on the Senators tonight on home ice as they look to get back on track after a flat loss in New York on Tuesday night.


Vital Statistics

Category Hurricanes Senators
Category Hurricanes Senators
Record 22-19-5 18-24-5
Points 49 41
Division Rank 5 Metro 8 Atlantic
Conference Rank 10 EC 16 EC
Last 10 Games 7-3-0 3-6-1
Streak Lost 1 Won 1
Goals/Game 2.70 3.15
Goals Against/Game 2.91 3.83
Shots/Game 35.9 29.1
Shots Against/Game 28.2 36.8
Faceoff % 49.9% 49.7%
Power Play % (Rank) 16.7% (24) 20.9% (13)
Penalty Kill % (Rank) 79.0% (19) 74.8% (29)
ES Corsi For % 55.10% 44.03%
ES PDO 98.1 100.2
PIM/Game 7:41 9:16

Goaltender #1

Category Petr Mrazek Craig Anderson
Category Petr Mrazek Craig Anderson
Record 9-9-2 14-13-3
Save % .901 .905
GAA 2.67 3.58

Goaltender #2

Category Curtis McElhinney Anders Nilsson
Category Curtis McElhinney Anders Nilsson
Record 11-6-1 6-11-1
Save % .914 .904
GAA 2.5 2.86

Game Notes

  • Tonight’s matchup is the second between the two teams this season. The Canes took the January 5th matchup by a score of 5-4 in overtime in Canada.
  • The Canes will visit the Senators in February for the third and final time this season.
  • The Hurricanes are an impressive 21-6-5 in their last 32 games against Ottawa, including a 16-0-2 record in their last 18 home games.
  • Warren Foegele tallied a goal and an assist in his NHL debut against Ottawa last March, becoming just the fifth player in franchise history to earn a multipoint game in his NHL debut.
  • Justin Faulk is one point away from sole possession of the franchise scoring record for defensemen. He is currently tied with Dave Babych with 240 career points.
  • Petr Mrazek is 6-0-2 lifetime against the Senators, and is likely to start tonight assuming the leg tweak he suffered at practice yesterday isn’t serious, which it doesn’t seem to be.

Reading Assignments

  • Some perspective on the trade. [Pro Hockey Talk]
  • Mark Armstrong “interviewed” Don Waddell, who sounded suspiciously like…uh, Mark Armstrong:
  • Some players are upset the World Cup of Hockey has been cancelled. [ESPN]
  • Some of the NHL’s high-profile Original Six teams are bottoming out. [USA Today]
  • The NHL has developed an app to help coaches track stats live during the game. [ESPN]
  • Here’s a look at some of the other players that could be traded before the trade deadline. [CBS Sports]
  • Trade fever is growing quickly around the NHL and Thursday’s trade may have just been the beginning. [Yahoo Sports]
  • Bebe Rexha will perform at the NHL All-Star Game. [The Mercury News]
  • The Lightning, Predators and Jets are among the favorites to make the Stanley Cup Final. [ESPN]
  • Think the Hurricanes might be a little pumped for Star Wars Night?

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