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NHL Game Summary - Ottawa at Carolina



(Saturday, January 25th)

Final Score: Carolina 6, Ottawa 3

Raleigh, NC (SportsNetwork.com) - Manny Malhotra had two goals and an assist in the Carolina Hurricanes' 6-3 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Saturday.

Nathan Gerbe added a goal and two assists for the Hurricanes, who have won three in a row. Tuomo Ruutu, Eric Staal and Riley Nash also lit the lamp.

Anton Khudobin stopped 23-of-26 shots for the victors.

Kyle Turris had two goals for the Senators, who have lost two straight. Mika Zibanejad also lit the lamp.

Robin Lehner turned aside 17-of-22 shots before being benched after two periods. Craig Anderson made nine saves in relief.

Saturday's game was originally scheduled for Friday, but was pushed back a day to accommodate the Hurricanes. Carolina was originally slated to play Tuesday in Philadelphia, but that tilt was postponed until the following day due to weather. The 'Canes then visited Buffalo on Thursday and had Friday's test moved back because they couldn't play on three consecutive days.

Gerbe got Carolina's offense going at the 10:30 mark of the first period.

Jordan Staal appeared to give the Hurricanes a 2-0 lead with 54.8 seconds left in the opening frame. After a review, it was determined that the puck hit off the post and never went in.

The scoring picked up dramatically in the middle stanza, with a total of seven goals being scored.

Eric Staal scored on a breakaway at 6:05 to officially make it a two-goal game.

Malhotra lit the lamp just 32 seconds later when he batted in Gerbe's pass.

Carolina went ahead 4-0 on Nash's shot from the right circle at the 13:23 mark.

Turris got Ottawa on the board at 13:58. Eric Gryba's shot from the right point resulted in a rebound for Clarke MacArthur, who slid a pass across the crease to Turris for an easy goal.

Turris added a short-handed goal at 17:45, cutting the gap to 4-2.

Ruutu responded with a power-play goal from the right circle with 33 seconds to go. The Senators, however, scored just 10 seconds later when Zibanejad put home a rebound.

Malhotra's empty-net goal at 18:19 of the third period accounted for the final margin.

Game Notes

The Hurricanes went 1-for-4 on the power play, while the Senators went 0-for-2 ... Drayson Bowman, Andrej Sekera and Alexander Semin each had two assists for Carolina ... MacArthur and Gryba had two assists apiece for Ottawa.

01/25 15:18:56 ET

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2013 - 2014 NHL Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
p-Boston 54 19 9 117 261 177 31-7-3 23-12-6 18-9-3
x-Tampa Bay 46 27 9 101 240 215 25-10-6 21-17-3 19-8-3
x-Montreal 46 28 8 100 215 204 23-13-5 23-15-3 18-8-4
x-Detroit 39 28 15 93 222 230 18-13-10 21-15-5 17-8-5
Ottawa 37 31 14 88 236 265 18-17-6 19-14-8 14-9-7
Toronto 38 36 8 84 231 256 24-16-1 14-20-7 14-13-3
Florida 29 45 8 66 196 268 16-20-5 13-25-3 13-16-1
Buffalo 21 51 10 52 157 248 13-21-7 8-30-3 7-18-5
 
Metropolitan Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
y-Pittsburgh 51 24 7 109 249 207 28-9-4 23-15-3 20-8-2
x-NY Rangers 45 31 6 96 218 193 20-17-4 25-14-2 16-11-3
x-Philadelphia 42 30 10 94 236 235 24-14-3 18-16-7 15-11-4
x-Columbus 43 32 7 93 231 216 22-15-4 21-17-3 16-13-1
Washington 38 30 14 90 235 240 21-13-7 17-17-7 12-15-3
New Jersey 35 29 18 88 197 208 21-11-9 14-18-9 16-9-5
Carolina 36 35 11 83 207 230 18-17-6 18-18-5 15-13-2
NY Islanders 34 37 11 79 225 267 13-19-9 21-18-2 10-16-4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
z= clinched overall points title
2013 - 2014 NHL Western Conference Standings
 
Central Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
y-Colorado 52 22 8 112 250 220 26-11-4 26-11-4 19-6-3
x-St. Louis 52 23 7 111 248 191 28-9-4 24-14-3 21-6-2
x-Chicago 46 21 15 107 267 220 27-7-7 19-14-8 13-13-3
x-Minnesota 43 27 12 98 207 206 26-10-5 17-17-7 14-12-3
x-Dallas 40 31 11 91 235 228 23-11-7 17-20-4 13-11-5
Nashville 38 32 12 88 216 242 19-17-5 19-15-7 12-13-4
Winnipeg 37 35 10 84 227 237 18-17-6 19-18-4 9-15-5
 
Pacific Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
z-Anaheim 54 20 8 116 266 209 29-8-4 25-12-4 22-4-3
x-San Jose 51 22 9 111 249 200 29-7-5 22-15-4 18-7-3
x-Los Angeles 46 28 8 100 206 174 23-14-4 23-14-4 16-10-3
Phoenix 37 30 15 89 216 231 22-14-5 15-16-10 14-9-6
Vancouver 36 35 11 83 196 223 20-15-6 16-20-5 12-13-4
Calgary 35 40 7 77 209 241 19-19-3 16-21-4 11-15-3
Edmonton 29 44 9 67 203 270 16-22-3 13-22-6 8-17-4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
z= clinched overall points title
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