Alex Formenton Ottawa Senators Carolina Hurricanes – .

Alex Formenton Ottawa Senators Carolina Hurricanes – .

RALEIGH, North Carolina (AP) – Alex Formenton scored twice and Josh Norris broke the tie 19 seconds after the Ottawa Senators lost the lead in their 3-2 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday night.
Norris rebounded with 5:54 to go and the Senators hung on for their fifth win of the season, the lowest in the league.

Anton Forsberg made 47 saves for Ottawa in his seventh game with the Senators and 63rd of his career. He previously played for Columbus, Chicago and Carolina.

The Hurricanes lost their third game in a row, a season-high, despite a 49-20 shooting lead.

Teuvo Teravainen scored with 7:58 left on what was the Hurricanes’ 42nd shot of the game. Andrei Svechnikov tied it up with 6:13 to go.

Antti Raanta, who suffered their first regulation loss of the season in five decisions (3-1-1), made 17 saves for Carolina.

Tyler Ennis notched two assists for the Senators, who have allowed at least four goals in each of their previous six games.

Ottawa took a 2-0 lead with 10:55 left in the third period. The puck entered the Carolina forward’s net Martin Necas‘skate, but the interference of the goalkeeper was judged on Formenton.

Senators challenged the decision and it was overturned. This gave Formenton their second goal of the game and their fourth of the season.

Carolina held a 20-3 shooting lead in the first period, but Ottawa held the lead. Formenton’s first goal came when the Senators completed a clever transition streak.

The Hurricanes failed to score a goal in the first or second period for their third straight game. Svechnikov’s shot bounced off the post on a power play in the dying seconds of the first period.


The Hurricanes played their second straight game without defensemen Tony DeAngelo and Poisson Brett. They entered COVID-19 protocol earlier in the week before the team’s trip to Dallas.

Defender Ethan Ours, who entered the COVID-19 protocol last week, is back with the team but did not play Thursday night.

Centre Adam Gaudette, who scored a goal in his Senators debut on Wednesday night, was a scratch for Ottawa.


Senators: Host Colorado on Saturday night.

Hurricanes: Host Buffalo on Saturday night before a five-game trip.


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