Carolina Hurricanes vs Philadelphia Flyers
October 30, 2016 - 5:00 pm
PNC Arena - Raleigh, North Carolina
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- Coming off of a 3-2 win over the New York Rangers in their home opener on Friday night, the Hurricanes look to win consecutive games for the first time this season.
- Victor Rask netted two assists in the win, extending his career-long point streak to seven games to kick off the 2016-17 regular season. It’s the second-longest such streak to start a season in franchise history.
- Jeff Skinner scored twice and added an assist on Friday, bringing him to nine points in six games played this season. His 1.5 points per game is tied with Connor McDavid and Sidney Crosby for first in the NHL.
- The Canes and Flyers faced off in Philadelphia on October 22. Philly overcame a 2-0 deficit and defeated the Hurricanes by a final score of 6-3. Lee Stempniak scored twice for Carolina in the loss.
- Eddie Lack got the net for Carolina in Philadelphia last weekend, but after a stellar outing from Cam Ward against the Rangers, in which he stopped 28 of 30 shots, he will get the net for the Hurricanes’ second home game of the season.
- The Hurricanes continue to dominate in the special teams department. Their powerplay and penalty kill both rank within the top five in the NHL at third and fifth, respectively.
- The Flyers fell to the Pittsburgh Penguins on home ice last night by a final score of 5-4. Steve Mason got the start in net for Philly, but was pulled after allowing three goals in just 55 seconds at the tail end of period one. Jakub Voracek scored twice for the Flyers and Claude Giroux netted his first goal of the season.
- Shayne Gostisbehere is off to a great start in his sophomore season. He has already become a thorn in Carolina’s side as he netted a goal and an assist in the Flyers’ win over the Canes last Saturday. He has six points on the young season.
Rosters and Projected Lineups
Neither team will be skating on Sunday prior to the early 5:00 pm start. We do, however, know that the Hurricanes will roll with the same lines that led them to a win on Friday night.
Jeff Skinner - Victor Rask - Lee Stempniak
Joakim Nordstrom - Jordan Staal - Sebastian Aho
Teuvo Teravainen - Elias Lindholm - Phil Di Giuseppe
Bryan Bickell - Jay McClement - Viktor Stalberg
Ron Hainsey - Justin Faulk
Jaccob Slavin - Brett Pesce
Klas Dahlbeck - Noah Hanifin
Coming off of a loss against their cross-state rivals, the Flyers may change up their lineup going into their second game in as many nights, but here is how they lined up against the Pens on Saturday:
Brayden Schenn - Claude Giroux - Wayne Simmonds
Travis Konecny - Sean Couturier - Jakub Voracek
Matt Read - Pierre-Edouard Bellemare - Roman Lyubimov
Chris VandeVelde - Boyd Gordon - Dale Weise
Shayne Gostisbehere - Nick Schultz
Ivan Provorov - Mark Streit
Radko Gudas - Brandon Manning