Carolina Hurricanes vs New Jersey Devils
November 6, 2016 - 6:00 pm
PNC Arena - Raleigh, North Carolina
Fox Sports Carolinas | 99.9 FM The Fan, WRALSportsFan web and app
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|Division Rank||8th in Metro||6th in Metro|
|Conference Rank||16 in East||13th in East|
|Last 10 Games||3-4-3||4-3-3|
|Streak||Won 1||Lost 1|
|ES Corsi For %||53.15%||47.75%|
|Powerplay % (Rank)||21.2% (11)||20.6% (12)|
|Penaltykill % (Rank)||87.1% (6)||80.5% (19)|
|Goaltender #1||Eddie Lack||Cory Schneider|
|ES Save %||.831||.932|
|Goaltender #2||Cam Ward||Keith Kinkaid|
|ES Save %||.901||.952|
*Stats from NHL.com
- It's Hockey Fights Cancer Night across the National Hockey League, a night designed to honor and raise awareness for cancer victims and causes that support them. The Kids N Community Foundation will be hosting a silent auction featuring player baskets with HFC-related items. Fans in attendance will also have the opportunity to fill out "I Fight For" cards on the stadium concourse. UNC REX Healthcare will also receive a $5,000 check from the NHL and NHLPA to benefit their Cancer Center Angel Fund. For a full rundown of all the promotions for Sunday's game, visit the Hurricanes' official website.
- The Hurricanes picked up their third win of the season last night in Nashville, defeating the Predators 3-2 in shootout. Jeff Skinner and Ron Hainsey netted Carolina's goals in regulation time and Jaccob Slavin won the game in the third round of the shootout. Cam Ward had a stellar outing, stopping 25 of 27 shots. The Canes put 25 shots on Preds goalie Pekka Rinne.
- The Devils also played last night, but they didn't get the results that Carolina did. New Jersey fell to the Tampa Bay Lightning by a score of 4-1 at Amalie Arena. Defenseman Damon Severson netted New Jersey's only goal. He leads the club with nine points in 10 games.
- This is Carolina's first back-to-back set of the season. The Canes went 9-4-2 in the second game of back-to-backs last season.
- Jeff Skinner netted his team-leading sixth goal and 12th point of the season. New Jersey's big offseason addition, Taylor Hall leads the team with five goals on the young season. The two players were selected seventh and first in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, respectively.
- Bill Peters' plan entering the weekend was that Cam Ward and Eddie Lack would split starts in Nashville and Raleigh. Ward got the nod last night, so expect Lack to be in between the pipes for the fourth time this season on Sunday. Ward has started five consecutive games entering Sunday.
- After playing games last night, the Canes and Devils both didn't practice this morning ahead of their 6:00 pm start time. Expect the Hurricanes to roll with the same lineup as last night. The Devils got outplayed severely by the Bolts on Saturday, so head coach John Hynes may make some edits to his lineup on Sunday. Keith Kinkaid has been announced as the starter in net and has great stats against the Canes: 3-1-0 career (2-0 last season) with a 1.70 GAA and .944 save percentage.
Roster and Projected Lines
The Hurricanes made some on-the-fly adjustments last night with their forward unit, but they ultimately returned back to the following lineups:
Jeff Skinner - Victor Rask - Lee Stempniak
Joakim Nordstrom - Jordan Staal - Andrej Nestrasil
Sebastian Aho - Elias Lindholm - Teuvo Teravainen
Viktor Stalberg - Jay McClement - Phil Di Giuseppe
Ron Hainsey - Justin Faulk
Jaccob Slavin - Brett Pesce
Noah Hanifin - Ryan Murphy
Injuries and Scratches: Jakub Nakladal (healthy), Klas Dahlbeck (healthy), Bryan Bickell (healthy)
Coming off of a 4-1 loss to the Lightning, the Devils may go in a different direction with their combinations in Raleigh. Here are the lines they iced on Saturday:
Taylor Hall - Travis Zajac - P.A. Parenteau
Mike Cammalleri - Adam Henrique - Kyle Palmieri
Beau Bennett - Pavel Zacha - Devante Smith-Pelly
Sergey Kalinin - Vernon Fiddler - Nick Lappin
Andy Greene - Damon Severson
John Moore - Kyle Quincy
Yohann Auvitu - Ben Lovejoy
Injuries and Scatches: Jacob Josefson, Reid Boucher, Brandon Gormley, Jon Merrill, Vojtech Mozik