Carolina faces Ottawa on 3-game slide
Ottawa, Ontario; Saturday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Carolina will try to end its three-game losing streak when the Hurricanes play Ottawa.
The Senators are 3-5-0 in conference matchups. Ottawa averages 11.5 penalty minutes per game, the second-most in the NHL. Mark Borowiecki leads the team serving 27 total minutes.
The Hurricanes are 6-4-1 in Eastern Conference play. Carolina has converted on 21.6% of power-play opportunities, recording 11 power-play goals.
The matchup Saturday is the first meeting this season for the two teams.
LAST 10 GAMES: Hurricanes: 4-5-1, averaging 2.8 goals, 4.8 assists, 3.7 penalties and 7.7 penalty minutes while allowing 2.7 goals per game with a .899 save percentage.
Senators: 4-5-1, averaging 2.9 goals, 4.5 assists, 4.7 penalties and 11.6 penalty minutes while giving up 2.9 goals per game with a .916 save percentage.
Senators Injuries: None listed.
Hurricanes Injuries: Erik Haula: day to day (lower-body).