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NHL: Guentzel scores his first goal with the Hurricanes, and the Sens are swept up in the storm

NHL: Guentzel scores his first goal with the Hurricanes, and the Sens are swept up in the storm

Jake Guentzel scored his first goal with the Carolina Hurricanes in a 7-2 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Sunday night.

Guentzel, who added an assist, had given his team victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs the day before in a shootout, but tonight's goal will certainly count on his record.

After needing an overtime decision in four of their last five games, the result was clear for the Senators, who were corrected. They have won three straight overtime goals and their goaltenders have allowed just eight goals in four games. But this time, Anton Forsberg was hit hard in front of the net, scoring seven times out of 38 shots. Dmitry Orlov did some damage with two goals and two assists.

In the defeat, Thomas Chabot became the fourth defender in the organization's history to score 60 goals, after Erik Karlsson, Wade Redden and Chris Phillips.

Author of a great save on Guentzel that denied him his first start for the Canes in the first third, Forsberg was beaten for the first time by Dmitry Orlov.

Returning after a five-match absence, Chabot wasted no time in making his presence felt by tying the game with a perfect shot, recording his seventh win of the season.

The Sens stayed in the game as Tim St├╝zle answered for Evgeny Kuznetsov to tie the score again in the second period. But after Seth Jarvis's goal late in the first half, the Hurricanes certainly took control. Jalen Chatfield and Orlov started the ball, and Guentzel eventually got the ball open in his new uniform. Sebastian Aho sent him a perfect long pass from one end of the ice and Guentzel raced to the other on the left before beating Forsberg at the top end. It was his fifth point in four games.

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Brendan Lemieux completed the scoring and Frederik Andersen made 30 saves in the win.

Teuvo Teravainen missed Carolina's second straight game with an upper-body injury. Coach Rod Brind'Amour expects the striker to return to action next week.