HURRICANES (28-22-6) at SENATORS (21-29-5)
7:30 p.m. ET; TSN5, RDS, FS-CR, NHL.TV
The Carolina Hurricanes will try for their seventh win in 10 games when they visit the Ottawa Senators at Canadian Tire Centre on Tuesday.
The Hurricanes, 6-2-1 in their past nine games, are three points behind the Pittsburgh Penguins for the second wild card into the Stanley Cup Playoffs from the Eastern Conference.
Goalie Petr Mrazek could start for Carolina, which will finish a five-game road trip, its longest of the season.
The Senators will try for their third straight win; they have outscored opponents 9-2 in their past two games following a five-game losing streak.
Goalie Anders Nilsson will start for Ottawa; he is 6-2-0 with a 1.88 goals-against average, .949 save percentage and one shutout in his past eight starts.
Players to watch
Hurricanes center Sebastian Aho has 18 points (eight goals, 10 assists) in his past 13 games.
Senators forward Mark Stone has five points (three goals, two assists) in a three-game point streak.
They said it
"We have to take away their time and space and get to our game. That's what we always talk about. When we do that, we look like a pretty good team. And when we don't, we're throwing caution to the wind and you never know what could happen." -- Hurricanes coach Rod Brind'Amour
"It's actually pretty different each night in the NHL. Some nights you play against a team and you're like, 'Holy cow, I don't know what I was doing out there, I didn't have any space.' And then the next night, against the same team, can be a little bit different. It's just kind of how you feel. It's definitely a streaky league. You've got to just find a way to make yourself feel good every day." -- Senators forward Ryan Dzingel
Hurricanes projected lineup
Nino Niederreiter -- Sebastian Aho -- Justin Williams
Micheal Ferland -- Lucas Wallmark -- Teuvo Teravainen
Andrei Svechnikov -- Jordan Martinook -- Brock McGinn
Warren Foegele -- Greg McKegg -- Saku Maenalanen
Jaccob Slavin -- Dougie Hamilton
Brett Pesce -- Justin Faulk
Calvin de Haan -- Trevor van Riemsdyk
Scratched: Patrick Brown
Injured: Jordan Staal (upper body)
Senators projected lineup
Brady Tkachuk -- Colin White -- Mark Stone
Ryan Dzingel -- Matt Duchene -- Bobby Ryan
Zack Smith -- Jean-Gabriel Pageau -- Magnus Paajarvi
Chris Tierney -- Rudolfs Balcers
Thomas Chabot -- Dylan DeMelo
Maxime Lajoie -- Cody Ceci
Mark Borowiecki -- Christian Jaros
Scratched: Darren Archibald
Injured: Mikkel Boedker (undisclosed), Craig Anderson (eye)
Ferland did not practice Monday because of soreness, but is expected to play. … The Hurricanes recalled Brown, a center, from Charlotte of the American Hockey League. … The Senators will dress 11 forwards and seven defensemen. … Ottawa recalled Gustavsson and Archibald, a forward, from Belleville of the AHL. … Senators general manager Pierre Dorion said Anderson won't play but is "90 percent" and will join Ottawa for its four-game road trip, which begins at the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday.
Teravainen has 11 points (five goals, six assists) in his past nine games and is one point from 200 in the NHL.