HURRICANES (9-6-1) at SENATORS (5-9-1)
7 p.m. ET; SN1, TVAS2, FS-CR, NHL.TV
The Carolina Hurricanes will try to end a three-game losing streak when they play the Ottawa Senators at Canadian Tire Centre on Saturday.
The Hurricanes have been outscored 13-6 in the streak. The are 4-6-1 since starting the season 5-0-0.
James Reimer, who hasn't won a game since Oct. 8, will start for Carolina. He is 2-3-0 with a .907 save percentage and 2.81 goals-against average in six games this season.
Senators forward Colin White, out since sustaining a hip injury on Oct. 21, returns to the lineup. He takes the spot on the second line of forward Artem Anisimov, who will be out long term after sustaining a groin injury in a 3-2 win against the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday.
Anders Nilsson will make his third start in four games for Ottawa; he is 3-3-1 with a .923 save percentage and 2.92 goals-against average in seven games this season.
Players to watch
Hurricanes forward Andrei Svechnikov has been held without a point in his past two games after having has seven points (five goals, two assists) in his previous four games.
Senators forward Jean-Gabriel Pageau has five points (four goals, one assist) during a four-game point streak.
They said it
"It's going to be a competitive game. We've watched their last few games and they've been really good. They're playing fast … they're doing what their coach is asking them to do. We're going to have to be ready." -- Hurricanes coach Rod Brind'Amour on the Senators
"Speed, skill down the middle. Most shot attempts in the league; they shoot from everywhere. They forecheck, they skate, their back end is really solid. One of the better teams in the League, if you look at it depth-wise. They're a deep team." -- Senators coach D.J. Smith on the Hurricanes
Hurricanes projected lineup
Andrei Svechnikov -- Sebastian Aho -- Warren Foegele
Nino Niederreiter -- Jordan Staal -- Teuvo Teravainen
Ryan Dzingel -- Lucas Wallmark -- Martin Necas
Brock McGinn -- Eetu Luostarinen -- Brian Gibbons
Jaccob Slavin -- Dougie Hamilton
Jake Gardiner -- Brett Pesce
Joel Edmundson -- Trevor van Riemsdyk
Scratched: Haydn Fleury
Injured: Erik Haula (lower body), Jordan Martinook (core muscle surgery)
Senators projected lineup
Brady Tkachuk -- Chris Tierney -- Anthony Duclair
Vladislav Namestnikov -- Colin White -- Tyler Ennis
Nick Paul -- Jean-Gabriel Pageau -- Connor Brown
Filip Chlapik -- J.C. Beaudin -- Jonathan Davidsson
Thomas Chabot -- Nikita Zaitsev
Erik Brannstrom -- Ron Hainsey
Mark Borowiecki -- Dylan DeMelo
Scratched: Cody Goloubef, Bobby Ryan, Mikkel Boedker
Injured: Scott Sabourin (nose), Logan Brown (shoulder), Artem Anisimov (groin)
Martinook is back practicing with the Hurricanes … The Senators placed Anisimov on injured reserve and there is no timetable for his return.
Hamilton has nine points (three goals, six assists) in his past nine games. … The Senators have alternated wins and losses for the past seven games (4-3-0).