IN A NUTSHELL
Craig Anderson, fresh off being named the NHL’s first star of the month for January, was great again. Unfortunately for the Senators, Carolina Hurricanes netminder Dan Ellis was one stop better in a 1-0 win.
“For the most part we weren’t able to do anything to change the momentum of the game. It was just one of those games where we kind of just pushed the puck back and forth, they got a lucky bounce and that’s kind of the way it played out.” — Craig Anderson
“Hopefully we get half the (Bell Centre) full of Sens fans (Sunday), we’ll see if that happens. Always a good building to go into, Montreal. We can’t do anything about tonight, we’ve got to look forward, worry about what we can do (Saturday) to get ready for Sunday and prepare to win the next one.” — Anderson again.
“We probably didn’t generate enough (offence) tonight like the other three lines, but we’ve got to get back and the good thing about the short season is it’s coming quick, the next game is coming quick, so you’ve got to forget about this one.” — Erik Condra.
BY THE NUMBERS
- 1: Games Erik Karlsson was worn the alternate captain’s ‘A’ — Friday night was his first time
- 29:03: Karlsson’s ice time, which led all skaters
- 0.99: Craig Anderson’s goals-against average after another one goal against effort
- .977: Carolina netminder Dan Ellis’s save percentage after the game, now tops in the NHL this season
- 2: Blocked shots by Erik Condra, one of which clearly stung and sent him hobbling back to the bench
- 6: Games on the Hurricanes’ longest road trip of the season, beginning Saturday against the Philadelphia Flyers. The ‘Canes have to make way for the N.C. State Fair
- 1-5: Mika Zibanejad’s record on faceoffs, an area he needs to improve in
Listen to what the coach had to say after the game: