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Ottawa Senators at Carolina Hurricanes
PNC Arena, 7 p.m.
TV: FS-Carolinas, Sportsnet-East
The sense of optimism in Raleigh after their back-to-back sweep of the Buffalo Sabres didn't last long as the feelings of gloom and doom returned after the Hurricanes 5-3 loss to the Boston Bruins on Monday night. A bad third period performance is usually a good way to lose confidence in your team, but it's important to be rational in these types of situations. I'm sure that most people had Carolina starting their year better than 2-3-0 and their special teams work has left a lot to be desired so I can understand why some fans are disappointed. That being said, five games is a little too early to hit the panic button and the team has shown signs of improving. The team is right back at .500 if they win tonight's game against Ottawa so they could be in a much worse situation. If they still have only two wins through 10 games, then it's time to start worrying.
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One of the reasons why the Hurricanes acquired Jordan Staal this summer is because he is the type of player who can make the rest of your roster better. We've been over this hundreds of times before, but J. Staal's ability to drive the play and create offense despite playing the toughest minutes on the team allows Kirk Muller to free up some of his other lines to easier minutes...
RALEIGH, NC --- As the Carolina Hurricanes embark on a six-game road swing that won't bring them back for another home game until Valentine's Day, they can do so knowing they're capable of handling any style.
Carolina is built to score and play fast, but on Friday night at PNC Arena, the only goal scored was by Hurricanes' star center Eric Staal in the first period...
Ottawa Senators star Jason Spezza will miss two months after having back surgery to repair a herniated disc, general manager Bryan Murray announced at a press conference today.
"I can't give you a time frame (on Spezza's return) simply because until the surgery and rehab starts we won't know the total extent," said Murray. "We are hoping that he gets back...
Ottawa Senators center Jason Spezza will undergo back surgery and is out indefinitely, general manager Bryan Murray said in a press conference on Thursday. The procedure, which will address a herniated disc in Spezza's back, is schedule to take place on Friday in Toronto. The first-line center suffered the injury during Sunday's loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins. He had missed...
The Ottawa Senators improved to 5-1-1 on Wednesday night, but they found out Thursday they may be without their top center for possibly the rest of the season.
Ottawa general manager Bryan Murray announced Thursday that Jason Spezza, who has a history of back problems, is out indefinitely with another back issue. The center will undergo surgery Friday to repair a herniated disc in...
Jason Spezza might be one of the first major injury casualties of the 2013 season. The Ottawa Senators forward will require back surgery to fix a herniated disc he was believed to have injured at some point during the team's game against the Pittsburgh Penguins on January 27th.
Currently, there's no time frame set for Spezza's return, but it's believed he will...
From the Carolina Hurricanes:
RALEIGH, NC – Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the Pittsburgh Penguins have claimed forward Zach Boychuk on waivers.
Boychuk, 23, appeared in Carolina’s season opener against the Florida Panthers and was a healthy extra for four games. The Airdrie, Alb...
You probably already know this already, but the Pens have claimed Zach Boychuck off of waivers from Carolina. He's a former first-round pick. There's some speculation that he may be given a shot alongside Malkin and Neal.
Boychuck has seven goals and 11 assists in 73 career NHL games.
He wears number 11, which is probably why Carolina didn't want him any longer...
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Goalie Dan Ellis has given the Carolina Hurricanes something to think about with their goalie rotation. Ellis, making his second start of the season, stopped 33 shots and Eric Staal's first-period goal held up as the Hurricanes defeated the Ottawa Senators 1-0 Friday night at PNC Arena. "We were able to get some good habits and that's something to...
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The Ottawa Senators looked very much like a team playing their third game in four nights. The Carolina Hurricanes looked very much like a team that made the most of some unfamiliar rest during this 48-game sprint.
Both Craig Anderson and Dan Ellis were sensational in net for their respective teams, far and away the MVPs of tonight...
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The Ottawa Senators may be off to one of their best starts in franchise history, but optimism has been tremendously dialed-down after the organization lost their star player -- center Jason Spezza -- to potentially season-ending back surgery.
Ottawa beat both Washington and Montreal in Spezza's absence as he actively sought consultation...
Balanced production has the Ottawa Senators off to a strong start, and they may need it to continue for some time.
With top center Jason Spezza out indefinitely, the Senators try for a third consecutive victory overall and some rare road success against the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday night.
Ottawa (5-1-1) ranks among the NHL leaders with 24 goals and it's gotten that production...
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Goalie Dan Ellis, making his second start of the season, stopped 32 shots and Eric Staal's first-period goal held up as the Carolina Hurricanes defeated the Ottawa Senators 1-0 Friday night at PNC Arena. Staal's fifth goal of the season enabled the Hurricanes to even their record at 3-3-0. Ottawa (5-2-1) was denied its second three-game winning streak of...
So Jason Spezza, Ottawa’s first line center and the league’s fourth leading league scorer last season, is out indefinitely with a herniated disc?
Ignoring the immediate kneejerk reaction, and ensuing panic that will flow, this news is a ‘we just traded Pavol Demitra for Christer Olsson’ kind of terrible that takes time to properly absorb.
The good news for Spezza...