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The second of three meetings between the two teams will see the Wings pay a visit to PNC Arena.

NHL: Detroit Red Wings at Carolina Hurricanes James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Red Wings (14-14-4) at Carolina Hurricanes (13-11-7)
Monday, December 19, 2016 — 7 p.m.
Joe Louis Arena — Detroit, MI
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Vital Statistics

Category Hurricanes Blue Jackets
Category Hurricanes Blue Jackets
Record 21-15-7 29-9-4
Points 49 62
Division Rank 6 Metro 2 Metro
Conference Rank 9 EC 2 EC
Last 10 Games 6-4-0 6-4-0
Streak Won Loss 1
Goals/Game 2.77 3.31
Goals Against/Game 2.63 2.24
Shots/Game 30.6 30.3
Shots Against/Game 27.6 29.8
Faceoff % 51.7% 47.7%
Power Play % (Rank) 17.2% (18) 26.0% (1)
Penalty Kill % (Rank) 88.7% (1) 83.0% (10)
ES Corsi For % 52.1% 55.1%
ES PDO 99.4 101.3
PIM/Game 05:95 08:93

Projected Starting Goaltenders

Category Cam Ward Petr Mrazek
Category Cam Ward Petr Mrazek
Record 10-8-6 9-6-3
ES Save % .914 .912
GAA 2.30 2.98

Projected Backups

Category Michael Leighton Jimmy Howard
Category Michael Leighton Jimmy Howard
Record 2-1-0 5-7-1
ES Save % .857 .937
GAA 3.53 1.95

Game Notes

  • This is the second of three meetings between the Canes and Red Wings this season. Detroit took round one 4-2 at Joe Louis Arena, and Carolina will host the remaining two matchups, starting tonight.
  • Klas Dahlbeck has rejoined the big club in Raleigh after a six-game conditioning stint with the Checkers. He notched one assist with Charlotte.
  • Carolina will be shooting for 10 consecutive home games with at least a point earned. They are coming off of a shootout win over Buffalo two nights ago. During the current nine-game point streak, the Hurricanes have outscored opponents 28-16.
  • Speaking of shootouts, the Red Wings lead the League with four shootout wins.
  • The two teams are separated by just one point in the standings, but Detroit can move within two points of a playoff spot with a win tonight (would have 35 points—Boston [3rd in ATL] has 37). Carolina would move to six points removed from a postseason berth with a win, with their residence in the scorching hot Metropolitan Division keeping them further behind.
  • The Red Wings won their first game in five attempts on Saturday night in their victory over the Anaheim Ducks. They were able to close out a disheartening homestand with a strong performance in front of the Detroit faithful. Tomas Tatar earned his first career hat trick in the game.
  • Carolina’s Jordan Staal needs three assists to reach the 100-helper plateau with his current team. He has 225 over his career.
  • The Hurricanes will be wearing their black alternate uniforms tonight. If you’re superstitious, the dark jerseys are 3-0 so far this season.
  • Tonight marks the last opportunity to donate to the Hurricanes toy drive. You can receive a “buy one, get one” ticket voucher for a new toy donation.