Corvo looks to keep streak going

DON BRENNAN, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 9:42 AM ET

Joe Corvo brings a perfect batting average with him to his first game back at Scotiabank Place since he was traded last season by the Senators to the Hurricanes.

In the two games he has played against his former team (in Carolina) since then, he has two game-winning goals.

Completing the hat trick tonight, Joe?

"I think it's highly unlikely," Corvo said after yesterday's practice at SBP. "You never know how a game plays out, it'd be fun, but I don't think the odds are in my favour of doing what I've done so far against them."

Corvo says he doesn't feel any sort of satisfaction that the Senators have been looking for a puck-moving defencemen since dealing him.

"I'm not really familiar with some of the defencemen they have on this team," he said. "I know a couple ... I'm sure they could use one. Wade (Redden) and I move the puck pretty well. I think they're just kinda looking for a guy like Reds or myself. They're going through a tough situation, tough time of a tough season, and I hope they figure out a way to turn things around.

"(Senators GM) Bryan (Murray) made a move, he made a decision. I don't know if it worked out great for Ottawa, but I don't really feel vindicated just by scoring a goal or two. When I play Ottawa, I don't really think that he moved me because I was a bad player, or that I wasn't helping the team. I think he just made a decision to make his team better."

Meanwhile, Carolina coach Paul Maurice was asked by a 'Canes reporter about the heat that's on the Senators.

"It's a little different struggling up here," said Maurice, the former Maple Leafs coach. "This is a different animal. It's very, very difficult to shelter your team from it, because it's 24 hours a day. It's in the media outlets, it's in the building, it's in the stands. It's certainly a challenging time."


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