Anton Babchuk’s power play goal leads ‘Canes over Senators

Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Anton Babchuk scored a power play goal with just over 6 minutes remaining in the third period to edge the Ottawa Senators 2-1 last night.  Babchuk has been on fire in recent weeks; last night’s goal was 13th of the season and his 4th in  the last 5 games.  Babchuk leads Carolina in plus-minus rating with a +12 rating and is second among the ‘Canes defensemen in goals and points.  Carolina travels to New Jersey Saturday for a 7 PM start against the Devils.