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Carolina Hurricanes at Philadelphia Flyers: Preview, Lineups, How to Watch

The Hurricanes look to even the season series against the Flyers in Philadelphia tonight. Read here for a preview and lines for tonight.

NHL: Carolina Hurricanes at Philadelphia Flyers Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Carolina Hurricanes at Philadelphia Flyers
March 19, 2017 - 7:30 pm - Wells Fargo Arena, Philadelphia, PA
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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 Steve Mason
Category Cam Ward Steve Mason
Record 26-22-12 32-20-5
ES Save % .910 .919
GAA 2.69 2.66

Goaltender #2

Category Curtis McElhinney Jaroslav Halak
Category Curtis McElhinney Jaroslav Halak
Record 3-1 0-0
Save % .943 N/A
GAA 1.70 N/A

Notes:

  • Both teams sit at 72 points in the playoff chase, 9 points out of a wild card spot. Few expect either team to clinch one of those spots, but the Flyers held the last wild card spot for some time earlier this season.
  • Both #53’s have been hot recently. Carolina’s Jeff Skinner has eight points in eight games after struggling to score for much of the 2017 leg of this season, and Philly’s defenseman Shane Gostisbehere has four points in five games.
  • The Flyers are 2-1-0 against the Hurricanes this season, and have won their last three home games against Carolina.
  • After being called out by head coach Bill Peters for his .750 save performance against the Lightning on March 1, Eddie Lack has a 3-1-1 record in his last five games with a 2.00 GAA and .921 SV%.

Lines and Rosters:

Peters told reporters there would be no changes to the lineup today from yesterday’s win against the Predators.

Here’s how the Hurricanes lined up last night:

Sebastian Aho - Jordan Staal - Teuvo Teravainen
Brock McGinn - Victor Rask - Elias Lindholm
Jeff Skinner - Derek Ryan - Lee Stempniak
Joakim Nordstrom - Patrick Brown - Phil Di Giuseppe

Jaccob Slavin - Justin Faulk
Noah Hanifin - Brett Pesce
Klas Dahlbeck - Ryan Murphy

Cam Ward
Eddie Lack

Peters gave no indication as to which goalie would start in goal for the Hurricanes, but the safe guess is that he’ll give Lack a rest to end the back-to-back (with travel). But with Lack’s recent stats (mentioned above), it’s not a for-sure bet.


The Flyers take the ice after two days of rest following a 6-2 loss at New Jersey. No news on their morning skate lineups, except that Steve Mason looks to be the starting goalie.

Here’s how they could line up:

Jordan Weal - Claude Giroux - Wayne Simmonds
Travis Konecny - Jakub Voracek - Valtteri Filppula
Brayden Schenn - Dale Weise - Sean Couturier
Chris Vandevelde - Pierre-Edouard Bellemare - Matt Read

Ivan Provorov - Andrew MacDonald
Michael Del Zotto - Radko Gudas
Nick Schultz - Shayne Gostisbehere

Steve Mason
Michal Neuvirth

Steve Mason allowed 6 goals in his last game against New Jersey on Thursday and hopes to improve on that performance at home against the Hurricanes.