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Dan Ellis made 33 saves for his first shutout in more than two years and Eric Staal scored to lead the Carolina Hurricanes to a 1-0 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Friday night.
Ellis, making only his second start of the season in place of Cam Ward, earned his 13th career shutout and first since Nov. 9, 2010, against Toronto when he was with Tampa Bay.
Carolina improved to 9-0-1 in its last 10 home games against the Senators.
Ottawa came in with a 5-1-1 record but struggled to generate many scoring chances. Jason Spezza underwent surgery on a herniated disc in his back earlier Friday, and the Senators could be without their No. 1 center for up to two months.
Craig Anderson made 34 saves for Ottawa, which was trying to win its third game in four nights. Anderson has allowed only seven goals in seven games and entered the game leading the NHL in save percentage.
Staal took advantage of a strong effort by Alexander Semin to score his goal.
Skating along the boards, Semin mane...
BEST OF MAXIM
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...
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, 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...
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...
Jamie McBain's goal on Monday night's game against the Boston Bruins was a bit of a milestone for the Hurricanes. Not only was it the young defenseman's first goal of the season, but it was also the first time all year that the Hurricanes scored in the first period. That's right, it took five games into the year for the Hurricanes to finally score in the first period...
The Penguins picked 23 year old Carolina Hurricanes Left Winger Zack Boychuk off of waivers today. Boychuk was a first round 14th overall pick in the 2008 entry draft.
Boychuk saw on average 9 minutes playing time in the 16 games he played for Carolina last year and got to play all of 1 game with them this year. My guess is that Dustin Jeffrey who was about to see time on Malkin’s...
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...
The Flyers scored goals tonight. Even strength goals, power play goals. GOALS FOR EVERYONE! The orange and black came out flying, no pun intended (Flyers…Flying? Yeah I’m stupid), Kurtis Foster ripped a shot past Hurricanes goalie Dan Ellis just 5:08 […]