RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Ottawa Senators will try to overcome two frustrating trends when they face the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday at noon.
In games that start before 7 p.m., the Senators are 1-7-2 this season. Then there is the issue of playing at Carolina, where the Hurricanes are 10-0-1 against the Senators in the past 11 games.
Ottawa defenseman Marc Methot is expected to return to the lineup after sitting out the past two games.
Carolina forward Patrick Dwyer will miss his second straight game with a lower-body injury.
Here are the projected lineups:
Clarke MacArthur - Kyle Turris - Bobby Ryan
Milan Michalek - Jason Spezza - Mika Zibanejad
Colin Greening - Zack Smith - Chris Neil
Cory Conacher - Stephane Da Costa - Erik Condra
Jared Cowan - Erik Karlsson
Marc Methot - Chris Phillips
Eric Gryba - Cody Ceci
Jiri Tlusty - Eric Staal - Alexander Semin
Jeff Skinner - Jordan Staal - Elias Lindholm
Drayson Bowman - Manny Malhotra - Nathan Gerbe
Tuomo Ruutu - Riley Nash - Radek Dvorak
Andrej Sekera - Justin Faulk
Ron Hainsey - John-Michael Liles
Mike Komisarek - Jay Harrison
Injured: Patrick Dwyer (lower body), Cam Ward (lower body)