Gameday: Hurricanes at Senators

DON BRENNAN, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 8:15 AM ET

ARENA: Scotiabank Place, 7:30 p.m.

TV: Sportsnet.

RADIO: Team 1200, CJRC 1150 AM, Star 96 FM (Pembroke), The Jewel 1220 AM (Cornwall), The Lake 88.1 FM (Perth), KIX 93.5 FM (Kingston).

KEEP AN EYE ON ...

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8 MATT CULLEN C

AGE: 32 HT: 6-foot-1 WT: 200 lbs.

2008-09 STATS: 56 GP 19 G 12 A 31 P 14 PIMs

THE SKINNY: Anaheim's second-round pick (35th overall) in the 1996 draft ... Has five goals, seven assists and 16 PIMs in 26 career games vs. the Senators ... Scored his first career hat trick in Sunday's 5-2 win over Colorado ... Has five points, all goals, in the last five games ... Leads the 'Canes in shooting percentage at 14.7% ... Acquired from the Rangers in exchange for Andrew Hutchinson, Joe Barnes and a third-round pick in the 2008 draft on July 17, 2007 ... Native of Virginia, Minn.

BLACK AND BLUE REPORT

HURRICANES: RW Scott Walker (concussion), out indefinitely; RW Justin Williams (broken hand), out a month.

SENATORS: C Cody Bass (shoulder surgery), out for season; RW Chris Neil (calf), out indefinitely.

NOTE WORTHY

The Senators are 1-1 vs. the Hurricanes this season. They lost 2-1 in Carolina Nov. 7 and won 5-1 in Ottawa Feb. 24 ... Their all-time record is 27-31-8-4 vs. Carolina ... Senators line combinations yesterday looked like this: Dany Heatley-Jason Spezza-Daniel Alfredsson, Chris Kelly-Antoine Vermette-Nick Foligno, Ryan Shannon-Mike Fisher-Mike Comrie, Jarkko Ruutu-Jesse Winchester-Shean Donovan ... The Hurricanes have won their last three games and four of their last five ... Senators D Christoph Schubert has been a healthy scratch the last eight games and 23 games over the course of the season. "Obviously, I don't want to get moved," he said when asked about the approaching trade deadline. "But I want to play some hockey games again, too." ... No problem getting tickets for tonight. As of yesterday, there were still almost 3,000 remaining. -- Don Brennan


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