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Daily Primer Dec. 9: Hurricanes, Canucks streaking

Monday, 12.09.2013 / 3:00 AM / NHL Insider

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The Carolina Hurricanes and Vancouver Canucks have had some success of late, and each team will put a winning streak on the line at Rogers Arena on Monday night.

Behind two goals from Mike Santorelli, the Canucks made it four in a row with a 3-1 victory against the Colorado Avalanche on Sunday night. On Monday, they'll host the Hurricanes (10 p.m. ET, FS-CR, SNET-P), who begin a four-game road trip armed with a three-game winning streak.

Here's a look at the action Monday:

Philadelphia Flyers at Ottawa Senators -- Philadelphia general manager Paul Holmgren announced Sunday that center Vincent Lecavalier will miss 3-4 weeks with a non-displaced fracture in his lower back, an injury sustained on Nov. 30 against the Nashville Predators. Lecavalier is tied with Matt Read for the team lead with nine goals, including a team-leading five on the power play and the Flyers are 2-5-0 without him. Ottawa fell to 0-4 in shootouts this season with a 4-3 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday. The Senators have yet to score on 10 attempts.

Columbus Blue Jackets at Pittsburgh Penguins -- Columbus has won back-to-back games and hasn't allowed a goal in either one. Curtis McElhinney, who is the No. 1 goalie for the foreseeable future due to Sergei Bobrovsky's groin injury, made 20 saves in a 4-0 win against the Minnesota Wild on Friday. Bobrovsky was injured early in the third period of a 1-0 victory against the Tampa Bay Lightning last Tuesday. Pittsburgh opens a two-game homestand after a 3-2 loss to the Boston Bruins on Saturday. The Penguins, who gave up two late goals in the third period, sit atop the Metropolitan Division, seven points ahead of the Washington Capitals. Opening faceoff is slated for 7:30 p.m. ET. The game can be seen on NBCSN in the United States and TSN2 in Canada.

Carolina Hurricanes at Vancouver Canucks -- Carolina begins a four-game road trip with hopes of extending its three-game winning streak. The Hurricanes made it three in a row with a 5-3 victory against the San Jose Sharks at PNC Arena on Friday. Carolina trailed 2-0 after the first period, but scored four times in the third. The Canucks are also on a roll; they extended their win streak to four games with a 3-1 victory against the Colorado Avalanche on Sunday night. Monday marks the third of Vancouver's five-game homestand.

New York Islanders at Anaheim Ducks -- New York's winless streak reached nine games (0-7-2) with a 3-0 loss to the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday. The Islanders have lost nine in a row on the road, all in regulation. On Monday, they'll face a team that has yet to lose in regulation at home; Anaheim is 10-0-2 at Honda Center. Corey Perry has a goal in four straight games and at least one point in six straight (five goals, three assists), and captain Ryan Getzlaf has a 12-game point streak (nine goals, nine assists).

I was in there icing my face as she was trying to push a baby out.

— Anaheim Ducks forward Ryan Getzlaf on going to the hospital with a facial laceration while his wife was in labor following Game 1 on Wednesday