Hurricanes Overcome Senators With 4 in the 3rd

OTTAWA — Teuvo Teravainen scored two of Carolina’s four unanswered goals in the third period as the Hurricanes beat the Ottawa Senators 4-1 Tuesday night.

Teuvo Teravainen Nino Niederreiter Justin Faulk Anders Nilsson
Ottawa Senators Anders Nilsson kneels in his crease as Carolina Hurricanes Nino Niederreiter, Justin Faulk and Teuvo Teravainen celebrate (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)

Micheal Ferland and Justin Williams also scored for the Hurricanes (29-22-6), who wrapped up a season-long five game road trip. Curtis McElhinney made 25 saves.

Mark Stone scored the lone goal for the Senators (21-30-5), who saw its two-game winning streak come to an end. Anders Nilsson, making his third straight start, stopped 33 shots.

Down 1-0, the Hurricanes tied the game just 16 seconds into the third period when Dougie Hamilton found Ferland at the net for the tap-in.

Shortly after the Senators found themselves in penalty trouble as Thomas Chabot was called for tripping and Cody Ceci took a double minor for high sticking Nino Niederreiter.

Carolina wasted no time on the two-man advantage as Williams found some open ice and fired a shot bar down to take the lead, and just over one minute later Teravainen made it 3-1 by beating Nilsson with a one-timer.

Teravainen scored his second and 17th of the season late in the period off a turnover as he beat Nilsson high shortside.

Carolina’s Jordan Martinook had a great chance in the opening minutes of the second period to tie the game, but Nilsson stopped him in close. Nilsson frustrated the Hurricanes again later in the period making a couple big saves with Carolina on the power play.

The Senators appeared to take a 2-0 lead at the four-minute mark, but the goal was called back when it was deemed there was a kicking motion when Jean-Gabriel Pageau connected with the puck before it bounced in off McElhinney.

Both teams had a number of good chances in the first, but it was Ottawa that opened the scoring at the 12-minute mark. Stone knocked a puck out of the air and over McElhinney’s shoulder to extend his point streak to four games (four goals, two assists).

Notes: Filip Gustavsson got his first NHL recall and served as the Senators backup Tuesday as Craig Anderson took a tennis ball to the eye Monday. Patrick Brown was a healthy scratch for the Hurricanes.

Lisa Wallace, The Canadian Press