The Ottawa Senators were humiliated 6-3 by the Carolina Hurricanes Saturday afternoon. The locals hit hard by scoring 5 goals in the first 2 periods of the game and chasing out Robin Lehner out of the game.
Trailing 4-0 in the second period, Ottawa had reduce the score with 2 goals scored both by Kyle Turris.
Carolina forged themselves another three goal lead thanks to Tuomo Ruutu’s fifth goal scored on a power play at 19:27 in the second period.
Sens responded 10 seconds later with a goal by Mika Zibanejad just before the end of the second period to make the score 5-3. A total of seven goals were scored in the second period.
The Hurricanes win was Manny Malhotra’s affair. The ex-Vancouver Canucks player had two goals and an assist in the game.
Nathan Gerbe, Eric Staal and Riley Nash scored the other three goals for Kirk Muller’s trrops which now have won their last three games.
Andrej Sekera, Gerbe, Drayson Bowman, Alex Semin and Eric Gryba all had two assits in the game. Gryba was the only Senators player to have those stats.
After 40 minutes of play, Lehner gave up his place to Craig Anderson for the last period. Lehner had allowed five goals to his opponents on 22 shots he faced.
On his side, Anderson was perfect with 9 saves. Carolina completed the score with an empty netter at the end of the game.
Ottawa has now lost their last two games and 1-2-2 in their last five games. Thursday, the Canadian team lost 4-3 in shootouts to the Tampa Bay Lightning. Sens will be in Columbus Tuesday night to face the Blue Jackets, the hottest team in the league as we speak. They had won their last 8 games before losing last night.
Again the Sens didn’t show up to play in an afternoon game, these have not been a good time to play for them with a 1-6 record this season
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