SENATORS (6-9-1) at HURRICANES (9-7-1)
7 p.m. ET; ESPN+, TSN5, RDS, FS-CR, NHL.TV
The Ottawa Senators will try for their third straight win when they visit the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena on Monday.
Goalie Anders Nilsson is expected to start for the Senators; he made 38 saves in a 4-1 home win against the Hurricanes on Saturday and was named the NHLs First Star of the week on Monday, going 3-0-0 with a 1.64 goals-against average and .950 save percentage.
The Hurricanes have been outscored 17-7 during a four-game losing streak. They have three wins in their past 10 games (3-6-1) since starting the season 6-1-0.
Players to watch
Senators forward Jean-Gabriel Pageau has five goals in a four-game goal streak and six points in a five-game point streak.
Hurricanes defenseman Dougie Hamilton has at least one point 13 of 17 games this season.
They said it
"I think (Carolina) came back in the second and third and played hard. The one thing is, we're not going to lay down. We're going to play hard as well. We have to keep them away from the net, play mean, put it in behind them and go get them." -- Senators coach D.J. Smith
"When you don't score, it puts a lot of stress on everything. Every mistake you make gets magnified, then that becomes the crucial point of the game. If you score a couple here or there, you don't talk about some of the other mistakes. If we have to win 1-0, then that's the way we have to have the mindset." -- Hurricanes coach Rod Brind'Amour
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)
Hurricanes projected lineup
Andrei Svechnikov -- Sebastian Aho -- Teuvo Teravainen
Ryan Dzingel -- Jordan Staal -- Warren Foegele
Nino Niederreiter -- Lucas Wallmark -- Martin Necas
Brock McGinn -- Eetu Luostarinen -- Brian Gibbons
Jaccob Slavin -- Dougie Hamilton
Joel Edmundson -- Brett Pesce
Jake Gardiner -- Haydn Fleury
Scratched: Trevor van Riemsdyk
Injured: Erik Haula (lower body), Jordan Martinook (core muscle surgery)
Teravainen moves to the top line with Aho and Svechnikov. ... McGinn, who was hit by a shot in the game on Saturday, will be a game-time decision. If he is unable to play, the Hurricanes will go with 11 forwards and seven defensemen. ... Brind'Amour said there is no timetable for Haula's return. He has missed three games and has not been skating.
Tkachuk has seven points (three goals, four assists) in his past six games. Duclair has eight points (five goals, three assists) in his past eight games. … Svechnikov has eight points (six goals, two assists) in his past seven games.