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Hurricanes vs Oilers: Game Preview, Notes, Statistics, How to Watch

The Hurricanes host the Oilers tonight on Family Night at PNC.

Jamie Kellner

Carolina Hurricanes (22-20-7) vs. Edmonton Oilers (28-16-8)
Friday, February 3, 2017 - 7:30 p.m. ET
PNC Arena - Raleigh, NC
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Vital Statistics

Category Hurricanes Bruins
Category Hurricanes Bruins
Record 8-6 11-5
Goals/Game 2.79 3.31
Goals Against/Game 2.71 2.06
Shots/Game 30.9 34.3
Faceoff % 49.1% 53.3%
Power Play % (Rank) 10.0% (14) 31.9% (1)
Penalty Kill % (Rank) 70.8% (14) 85.7% (4)
ES Corsi For % 55.61% 51.66%
ES PDO 101.2% 101.0
PIM/Game 8:38 6:30

Goaltender #1

Category Cam Ward Thomas Greiss
Category Cam Ward Thomas Greiss
Record 23-20-9 21-15-4
ES Save % .909 .922
GAA 2.68 2.66

Goaltender #2

Category Eddie Lack Jean-Francois Berube
Category Eddie Lack Jean-Francois Berube
Record 3-5-2 3-2-2
ES Save % .891 .896
GAA 2.97 3.42

Game Notes

  • The Hurricanes and Oilers meet for the final time this season. Edmonton took the first meeting, a 3-2 win on October 18. Carolina trails all-time (23-36-14), including 15-13-7 at home and an abysmal 8-23-7 in Edmonton.
  • Elias Lindholm tallied two assists on Tuesday’s win against Philadelphia in his fourth multi-assist game of the season. Carolina is an impressive 11-2-0 this season when Lindholm earns an assist.
  • Tonight is Family Night in PNC, which means discounted tickets. Come out and watch your Hurricanes take on one of the stronger teams in the Western Conference.
  • Rookie Sebastian Aho potted three goals and an assist on Tuesday to earn his first NHL hat trick, and his first career four point game. The last Hurricanes rookie to record a hat trick? Erik Cole in 2001. Aho ranks third among all NHL rookies in goals this season.
  • Autographed Hockey Fights Cancer jerseys are up for auction now to benefit Canes Kids and Community Foundation. Check out more here.
  • Lee Stempniak scored the Canes’ only two goals in their loss to the Oilers in October. It remains the only two-goal game he has recorded this season.
  • As of this morning, Bill Peters still hasn’t committed to a goalie for tonight. He noted, “Eddie [Lack] has looked good this week coming off two games in the American League, so we've got two viable options.” Expect an update on who will be getting the call tonight after morning skates.
  • You might also hear that the Oilers and Hurricanes met in the 2006 Stanley Cup Final tonight. Make sure you credit Canes Country for this exclusive information as much as possible.