NHL Game Summary - Ottawa at Carolina
(Sunday, January 11th)
Final Score: Ottawa 2, Carolina 2
Raleigh, NC (Sports Network) - Erik Cole scored the tying goal late in the third period, lifting the Carolina Hurricanes to a 2-2 tie with the Ottawa Senators at RBC Center.
Kevin Weekes stopped 38 of the 40 shots he faced, as the Hurricanes ran their home unbeaten streak to three games (2-0-1) after losing three straight.
Marian Hossa scored two power-play goals for the Senators, who are unbeaten in their last 10 matchups with Carolina (7-0-3). The tallies were the 19th and 20th of the season for Hossa.
Martin Havlat assisted on both goals for Ottawa, which is 9-1-3 in its last 13 overall.
Patrick Lalime made 18 saves for Ottawa, which was 2-for-5 on the power play and killed off each of Carolina's five chances with the extra skater.
Cole's tying tally came at the 16:31 mark of the third period. The forward took the puck from defenseman Sean Hill behind the net and skated up the right boards. Cole skated around an Ottawa defender and slipped into the center of the crease, where he put a backhand over Lalime's glove.
Hossa had given the Senators a 2-1 lead with his second power-play goal at the 8:31 mark of the third. He scored the goal with a backhander on a rebound attempt off Havlat's slapper from the blue line.
Ottawa peppered Weekes with several shots in the first period, but the Carolina goaltender stopped all nine he faced.
Lalime didn't have as hectic an opening 20 minutes. The Hurricanes only managed to get four shots on goal, as Lalime brushed them all aside.
Hossa gave the Senators a 1-0 lead with a little more than nine minutes gone by in the second period. Hossa took a pass from Havlat and buried it past Weekes.
Eric Staal tied the game at 1-1 at the 15:14 mark of the second period. Staal took a pass from Ron Francis and put it under Lalime's glove hand.
Hossa has scored seven goals and registered 10 assists in 21 career games versus Carolina...Ottawa is 5-1-3 in its last nine road games...The Senators are unbeaten in their last six at Carolina (4-0-2).
01/11 20:12:39 ET