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Hurricanes vs Red Wings: Game Preview, Statistics, Notes, How to Watch

The Hurricanes ride a 10 game point streak into their first of two games against the Red Wings in the next two days.

Carolina Hurricanes (32-27-13) vs Detroit Red Wings (30-32-12)
Monday, March 27th, 2017 - 7:00 pm 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 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

  • These two teams haven’t seen each other (at least, competitively) since October 25, a 4-2 Red Wings win. The Wings jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the span of ten minutes in the first period, and put it on cruise control the rest of the way in the final game of the Canes’ season-opening road trip.
  • The Hurricanes ride a 10-game point streak, its longest since 2009, and a two-game win streak into a long four-game homestand. Three of the four games will be against non-playoff bound teams, including the two against Detroit and the Dallas Stars coming to town on Saturday.
  • If you missed it yesterday, the Canes made a couple of roster moves, sending Patrick Brown to Charlotte and recalling Lucas Wallmark for his second stint with Carolina.
  • With a goal Saturday night, Jeff Skinner has achieved his third 30-goal season. Skinner has scored ten goals in the last ten games and has been a key part of the team’s success of late.
  • Carolina netminder Eddie Lack is 5-1-0 in his last six starts with a .949 save percentage. He currently has wins in consecutive games for the second time this season.
  • In 14 games in the month of March, the Hurricanes lead the league with 20 points and 45 goals, are tied for the league lead with nine wins, are tied for ninth with eight power-play goals, and fourth in faceoff-win percentage at 53.6%.
  • Wait a second, you read that correctly: the Carolina Hurricanes lead the league in a goals-scored category.
  • Elias Lindholm is on a career high ten-game point streak. This is the longest point streak by a Hurricane in the 2016-17 season. The Hurricanes are 17-3-4 in 2016-17 when Lindholm earns an assist, and 23-5-5 when he records a point.
  • Some good omens for tonight: the Canes have been solid against the Atlantic Division, going 12-5-5 in those games this year, and are 7-3-3 in the front half of back-to-backs.