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Hurricanes at Maple Leafs: Preview, Statistics, Game Notes, How to Watch

The Carolina Hurricanes ride a four-game win streak into the center of the hockey universe tonight as they take on Auston Matthews' Maple Leafs.

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Carolina Hurricanes (7-6-4) at Toronto Maple Leafs (8-7-3)
Tuesday, November 22, 2016 - 7:00 PM
Air Canada Centre - Toronto, Ontario
Fox Sports Southeast — 99.9 The Fan — WRALSportsFan web and app
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Vital Statistics

Hurricanes Maple Leafs
Record 7-6-4 8-7-3
Points 18 19
Division Rank 7th Metro 6th Atlantic
Conference Rank 13th EC 11th EC
Last 10 Games 5-3-2 6-4-0
Streak Won 4 Lost 1

Goals/Game 2.59 3.17
Goals Against/Game 2.82 3.28
Shots/Game 29.9 32.6
Shots Against/Game 27.9 33.6
ES Corsi For % 53.8% 50.2%
Faceoff % 53.2% 50.3%
ES PDO 98.3 99.8
Power Play % (Rank) 19.3% (12) 21.6% (8)
Penalty Kill % (Rank) 91.3% (1) 84.2% (11)
PIM/Game 07:06 12:17

Goaltender #1 Ward Andersen
Record 6-4-3 16-8-5
ES Save % .916 .908
GAA 2.36 3.09

Goaltender #2 Leighton Enroth
Record 0-0-0 2-0-2
ES Save % .000 .866
GAA 0.00 4.40

  • The Hurricanes capped off a successful 5 game home stand with a win over the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday. They went 4-1 in that stretch and are riding a 4 game win streak into tonight.
  • Head coach Bill Peters will be matching up tonight against his former mentor Mike Babcock tonight. Peters spent 3 successful seasons as an assistant in Detroit under Babcock before taking the head coaching job with Carolina. Additionally, Peters played collegiate hockey under Babcock at Red Deer College. Two good friends with similar systems will clash tonight in Toronto.
  • The Carolina penalty kill continues to impress as it is still ranked 1st in the league at 91.3%, almost two full points above the next-closest team. The power play is heating up as well as the team registered two goals on Sunday with the man advantage.
  • The Hurricanes will be delivering 650 turkeys to local area families in partnership with Helping Hand Mission in preparation for Thanksgiving this week.  Among the helping hands will be Canes forward Bryan Bickell and his wife Amanda. Contributions for the turkeys came from the Tickets for Turkeys campaign, in which a portion of each ticket sold went towards this Thanksgiving mission.
  • Eddie Lack has been placed on IR after sustaining a concussion in practice Monday. Checkers netminder Michael Leighton was recalled yesterday on an emergency basis.  He will serve as the backup goalie as Lack recovers.
  • Cam Ward has allowed just 13 goals on 231 shots faced in the month of November. He has recorded a GAA of 1.59 and a SV% of .944 in that span.  Ward's impressive form and Lack's absence makes him the workhorse for this 3 game road trip.
  • Elias Lindholm tallied his first goal of the season in Sunday's game against the Jets. The Hurricanes improved to 5-0-0 in games that Lindholm earns a point.
  • The Hurricanes came out of the 2015-16 season series with the Leafs at 1-1-1, scoring one goal in each game they played. The Canes are 61-37-14-1 all time against Toronto. This is the only meeting of the season between the clubs in Toronto, where the Hurricanes have won exactly one game every season since 2006-2007.
  • In case you missed these in the avalanche of news yesterday: Ward was named the NHL's second star of the week, and Ryan Murphy was sent to Charlotte for a conditioning stint.
  • Broadcast reminder: Tonight's game will be broadcast on Fox Sports Southeast (a listing of alternate channels by provider can be found here).