Carolina Hurricanes (28-9-2, third in the Metropolitan) vs. Ottawa Senators (13-20-3, seventh in the Atlantic)
Ottawa, Ontario; Thursday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The Carolina Hurricanes visit Ottawa after Tyler Ennis scored three goals in the Senators' 5-0 win against the Sabres.
The Senators are 8-10-2 in conference play. Ottawa averages 10.3 penalty minutes per game, the sixth-most in the league. Brady Tkachuk leads the team serving 66 total minutes.
The Hurricanes are 13-6-1 in Eastern Conference play. Carolina has scored 140 goals and ranks second in the Eastern Conference averaging 3.6 goals per game. Sebastian Aho leads the team with 19.
Ottawa took down Carolina 3-2 in the last meeting between these teams on Dec. 2. Alex Formenton scored two goals for the Senators in the victory.
TOP PERFORMERS: Drake Batherson has 34 total points for the Senators, 13 goals and 21 assists. Formenton has seven assists over the last 10 games for Ottawa.
Aho leads the Hurricanes with 44 points, scoring 19 goals and adding 25 assists. Andrei Svechnikov has five goals and 10 assists over the last 10 games for Carolina.
LAST 10 GAMES: Senators: 4-4-2, averaging 2.8 goals, four assists, 4.1 penalties and 9.7 penalty minutes while giving up 2.8 goals per game with a .916 save percentage.
Hurricanes: 7-2-1, averaging 4.5 goals, 8.1 assists, 4.1 penalties and nine penalty minutes while giving up 3.2 goals per game with an .896 save percentage.
INJURIES: Senators: Erik Brannstrom: out (health and safety protocols), Dillon Heatherington: out (health protocols), Drake Batherson: day to day (lower body), Nikita Zaitsev: out (heel).
Hurricanes: None listed.
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
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