Morning skate update: Anderson in, Latendresse out for Senators

The Ottawa Senators are taking no chances between the pipes against the Carolina Hurricanes.

RALEIGH, N.C. — The Ottawa Senators are taking no chances between the pipes against the Carolina Hurricanes.

Craig Anderson, who has been the NHL’s best goaltender this season, will be in net again for Ottawa when the two teams face off at 7 p.m. at the PNC Arena. He’s coming off back-to-back wins earlier this week.

The Hurricanes will counter with backup Dan Ellis, who has been the better of the Carolina netminders so far.

While No. 1 Cam Ward is sporting a 1-3 record and a .861 save percentage, Ellis is chugging along at 1-0 and .963 in one start and one relief appearance.

Senators winger Guillaume Latendresse stayed behind in Ottawa as he battles the flu, giving Kaspars Daugavins a chance to draw back into the lineup for the first time since last Sunday’s shootout loss against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Here’s how the lines shook out at the morning skate:

Michalek-Turris-Alfredsson
Greening-Smith-Neil
Condra-Zibanejad-O’Brien
Daugavins-Regin-Silfverberg

Methot-Karlsson
Phillips-Benoit
Wiercioch-Gonchar

Anderson

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