Ottawa
Senators
43-23-10-6
Carolina
Hurricanes
28-34-14-6
OT
40 SOG
20 SOG
1st2nd3rdOTT
OTT
CAR
game recap

Ottawa Senators 2, Carolina Hurricanes 2 FINAL OT

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:47 AM

Associated Press

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Ottawa Senators 2, Carolina Hurricanes 2 FINAL OT
Ottawa Senators 2, Carolina Hurricanes 2

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Eric Cole picked the perfect time to break a long scoring drought.

Cole scored for the first time in 27 games when he netted the tying goal with 3:29 left in regulation, lifting the Carolina Hurricanes into a 2-2 draw Sunday with the Ottawa Senators.

With the teams skating four-on-four, Cole flipped a back-hander by Patrick Lalime. Cole's previous goal was Nov. 13 against Atlanta.

"It's been quite a while," Cole said. "It's what I am expected to do. It's something I should be doing more often."

The Senators, 1-3-6 in overtime, were not happy settling for a tie.

"I think we played well at times, but giving up the late goal is disappointing," defenseman Curtis Leschyshyn said.

Kevin Weekes made 38 saves for Carolina, which has not beaten Ottawa in 10 games.

"We hung on and we hung in there and we were able to get a decent result," Weekes said. "Fortunately, we did get a tie."

Marian Hossa scored twice for the Senators, and Eric Staal had the other goal for the Hurricanes.

Hossa gave Ottawa a 2-1 lead on a jam-in at 8:31 of the third period after he made a give-and-go pass to Martin Havlat. The goal came with four seconds left on a hooking penalty against Carolina captain Ron Francis.

Hossa's first goal gave the Senators a 1-0 lead at 9:09 of the second period, marking the 20th time in 42 games Ottawa scored first.

"Unfortunately we go home with only one point," Hossa said. "We would have liked the two points. Usually we know how to protect a lead. But give them credit, they worked hard, too."

Carolina tied it when Staal went high with a shot over Lalime's glove at 15:14 of the second. Staal took a pass from Francis, who was set up behind the net.

Ottawa coach Jacques Martin was pleased with the overall effort of his team even thought the Senators allowed the Hurricanes to score twice.

"There's a point where you have to say that two mistakes cost us," Martin said. "But I thought overall we had a good effort."

While Ottawa was 2-for-5 on the power play, Carolina continued to struggle with the man advantage -- going 0-for-5.

"The power play has been one of our strengths all year," Leschyshyn said. "Tonight we scored two big goals for us. If you want to win games, special teams play a huge part in it. Ours have been pretty good all year."

Carolina, outshot 40-20, didn't record a shot until 10 minutes elapsed.

"We tried to put everything at their goalie," Hossa said. "Too bad we didn't get more. He made some good saves. He kept them in the game. We had some good chances."

Carolina coach Peter Laviolette wants the Hurricanes to shoot more.

"We look to pass too much," Laviolette said. "I have a hard time understanding that. The puck should be going at the net more. We had opportunities."

scoring summary
1st Period
NONE
2nd Period
09:09
OTT
PPG - Marian Hossa (19) ASST: Daniel Alfredsson (24), Marty Havlat (17)
1 - 0 OTT
15:14
CAR
Eric Staal (8) ASST: Ron Francis (10), Jeff O'Neill (17)
1 - 1 Tie
3rd Period
08:31
OTT
PPG - Marian Hossa (20) ASST: Marty Havlat (18)
2 - 1 OTT
16:31
CAR
Erik Cole (6) ASST: Sean Hill (9)
2 - 2 Tie
OT Period
NONE
penalty summary
1st Period
12:04
OTT
Chris Phillips  Boarding against  Erik Cole
2nd Period
01:50
OTT
Marian Hossa  Tripping against  Erik Cole
04:18
OTT
Brian Pothier  Hooking against  Jeff O'Neill
08:11
CAR
Glen Wesley  Roughing against  Peter Schaefer
09:42
OTT
Chris Neil  Hi-sticking against  Radim Vrbata
10:02
CAR
Sean Hill  Holding against  Peter Schaefer
15:40
CAR
Erik Cole  Tripping against  Chris Phillips
17:50
CAR
Kevyn Adams  Roughing against  Zdeno Chara
18:58
CAR
Bret Hedican  Cross checking against  Wade Redden
18:58
OTT
Wade Redden  Tripping against  Aaron Ward
20:00
OTT
Jason Spezza  Roughing against  Niclas Wallin
3rd Period
06:35
CAR
Ron Francis  Hooking against  Marty Havlat
15:34
CAR
Josef Vasicek  Hooking - Obstruction against  Karel Rachunek
15:34
OTT
Karel Rachunek  Unsportsmanlike conduct against  Josef Vasicek
OT Period
NONE
goalie stats
Patrick Lalime
Patrick Lalime
SA: 20TOI: 65:00
Saves: 18EV: 13 - 15
PIM: 0PP: 4 - 4
SV%: .900SH: 1 - 1
Kevin Weekes
SA: 40TOI: 64:59
Saves: 38EV: 33 - 33
PIM: 0PP: 2 - 4
SV%: .950SH: 3 - 3