Senators at Hurricanes 1/18/19 - NHL Picks & Predictions

The Ottawa Senators look for a second straight victory on Friday when they visit the Carolina Hurricanes. The Senators defeated the Colorado Avalanche 5-2 on Wednesday as Matt Duchene scored a pair of goals and handed out one assist. Anders Nilsson stopped 30 shots in net for Ottawa. The Senators won for the first time on home ice since December 17.

Carolina had a two-game winning streak snapped on Tuesday by the New York Rangers 6-2. Saku Maenalanen scored both goals for the Hurricanes in the loss. Curtis McElhinney made 22 saves in net for the Hurricanes. Carolina is now 22-19-5 with 49 points and fifth in the Metropolitan division.
Mark Stone leads Ottawa in goals scored with 21 and points with 48. Thomas Chabot is the assists leader with 29. Goalie Anders Nilsson 3-3-0 with a goals against average of 2.35 and a .922 save percentage. Ottawa is 10th in goals scored per game at 3.15 and 31st in goals against at 3.83.

Sebastian Aho is the Carolina leader in goals scored with 21, in assists with 30 and points with 51. Goalie Curtis McElhinney is 11-6-1 with a goals against average of 2.50 and a save percentage of .914. Carolina is 27th in goals scored per game at 2.70 and 12th in goals against at 2.91.

Carolina has won each of the last 5 head-to-head with Ottawa and 16 of the last 21 on its home ice against the Senators. The Hurricanes have won 5 straight at home and 7 of the last 9 overall, while Ottawa is 3-6-1 in its last 10. Final Score Prediction, Carolina Hurricanes win low scoring game 3-2.

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