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Hurricanes at Devils: Preview, Statistics, Game Notes, How to Watch

The Hurricanes ride a 9 game point streak into their matchup with the struggling Devils.

Jamie Kellner

Carolina Hurricanes (32-27-13) vs New Jersey Devils (27-34-12)

Saturday, March 25th, 2017 - 7:00 pm ET

Prudential Center – Newark, New Jersey

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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

Game Notes

  • Lee Stempniak recorded his second multi-goal game as a Hurricane on Thursday night at Montreal. The veteran is just 2 goals shy of 200 on his career. The New York native spent 62 games last season in a Devils sweater.
  • Forward Teuvo Teravainen extended his point streak to three with an assist on Elias Lindholm’s goal Thursday, who also carries a 9 game point streak into tonight. Teravainen will look to add to his young point streak tonight.
  • Speaking of streaks, the Hurricanes extended their point streak to 9 games with a win in Montreal on Thursday. They sit 5 points in back of the WC2 occupying New York Islanders with one game in hand.
  • Much of the Hurricanes success of late can be attributed to the impact of forward Jeff Skinner. Skinner currently has 6 goals in the past four games, tying a career high goal streak. He also rides a 5 game point streak of his own. His team-leading 29 goals sets him one away from reaching the 30-goal mark for the third time in his 7 year NHL career.
  • Carolina trails all-time against the Devils with a record of 52-67-16-1. They have losing records both on the road (23-36-1 with 7 ties) and at home (29-31-0 with 9 ties).
  • Tonight is the last matchup between these teams this season. The Hurricanes have compiled a 0-2-1 record against the Devils so far this season, dropping 4-1 and 3-1 decisions in Raleigh and a 3-2 shootout loss in Newark.
  • ICYMI: A young Hurricanes fan in Montreal made a sign asking for a puck in his first ever NHL game. In addition to the puck, the 9-year-old got to meet the Hurricanes after watching a big win. Read more here: