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Carolina Hurricanes vs. Detroit Red Wings: Preview and Storm Advisory

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The Hurricanes come off the bye week to take on the Red Wings in Detroit without Sebastian Aho.

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Detroit Red Wings v Carolina Hurricanes Photo by Gregg Forwerck/NHLI via Getty Images

The Carolina Hurricanes will come off of a depressing losing streak prior to the bye-week as they try to reclaim the second Wild Card spot from the Pittsburgh Penguins in their first visit to Detroit’s new arena.

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 Petr Mrazek Tuukka Rask
Category Petr Mrazek Tuukka Rask
Record 5-5 11-5
Save % .894 .939
GAA 2.73 1.96

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

  • The Hurricanes trail all-time with a 30-38-10-1 record, including a 10-22-7-1 record in Detroit.
  • The Canes and Red Wings will play two more times this season after tonight, on February 2 in Raleigh and on February 24 back in Detroit.
  • The Wings won the 2016-17 series with the Hurricanes, posting a 2-1-0 record while Carolina tallied a 1-1-1 mark.
  • Tonight’s game marks the first game between the two sides played in the newly constructed Little Caesars Arena.
  • Justin Faulk led the team with four points (2g, 2a) in three games last season against Detroit.
  • Scott Darling has never faced the Red Wings in his career, which could give him a leg up on starting tonight in Detroit.
  • Bill Peters spent three seasons on the Red Wings bench as an assistant to Mike Babcock before being hired by the Hurricanes in 2014.

Storm Advisory

  • Ever wonder how the Hurricanes have compared to other teams in the NHL draft?
  • Special edition Mountain Dew cans commemorating the Hurricanes’ twentieth anniversary will be hitting stores next week.
  • Can the Carolina Hurricanes make the playoffs? Five reasons why - and why not. [News and Observer]
  • Noah Hanifin is the guest on The Athletic’s Weekly 60 podcast, and he reveals the advice he got from one of the greatest players in NHL history. [The Athletic]
  • The city of Seattle has registered 13 potential franchise names as they anticipate an expansion franchise in the coming years. [TSN]